Friday, November 26, 2004

New hot releases
As One 'Out of the Darkness' (Ubiquity, November 22, 2004)
Thomas Fehlmann 'Lowflow' (Plug Research, November 30, 2004)
Ricardo Villalobos 'The Au Harem D'archimede' (Perlon, October 11, 2004)
Swayzak 'Loops from the Bergerie' (K7, September 13, 2004)
Brooks 'Red Tape' (Soundslike, October 11, 2004)
Osunlade 'Yoruba Soul Remixes' (Rapster, October 18, 2004)
Michael Mayer 'Touch' (V2, November 8, 2004)

And coming soon ...
Triola 'Im Funftonraum' (Kompakt, December 6, 2004)

Friday, November 19, 2004

Bad reviews (or ... good reviews from a bad critic)

I promised myself not to buy an album when I read the review and ...
1. The review compares/refers to my favourites bands. I did it before and the result is always disappointing. A nostalgic critic ... desperately looking for a new band sounding like they used to do in the good all days ...
2. The review ends up with the sentence 'One of the best albums of the year so far' or something like that.
I read the review of the new Swayzak album in The guys write a laudatory review of the album ... I copy below the highlights:
... The bassline that swoops down and forms the song's major hook could have wandered in off New Order's Power, Corruption and Lies, ... Underworld ... coolly pulsating beats of old-school techno and deep house to more conventional songwriting forms ... the emotional integrity that made acts such as New Order, Depeche Mode and the Human League so compelling ... reminds me of Depeche Mode's Martin Gore ... somewhat reminiscent, in an odd way, of Simply Red or even Chris Isaak .... One of the best albums of the year so far
Of course, in spite of the above, I will break my own rule (once again) and buy the album

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Crap Service.
AUNA is crap. One month after I called them to get their adsl service, they came with a contract to be signed (with different conditions to the ones agreed by phone!) and they say the need 40 days more to give me the telephone service ... and after that they will start enabling the adsl (another 40 days?). Will I have the adsl by January? I pray.
And I read that AUNA wants to buy ONO ... God help them.