gullbuy music review

September 25, 2001

  • Bang Goes

    Bang Goes

    12' / Bruchstuecke

    The music has odd sounds and lots going on in each song. One song has a sound like a cricket chirping. I think this is an intentional touch to enhance the warped island feel created by what sounds like treated kettle drums.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • The Blue States

    Blue States

    12' / Walkabout / Eighteenth Street Lounge Music

    Blue States is Andy Dragazis from Sussex in England. This EP takes the main song from an EP he released in November '99 on Memphis Industries (the label he is on overseas in the UK) and gives us 3 new remixes in addition to the original version.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Carerra Remixed

    Carrera remixed (Sluts'n'Strings & 909)

    CD / various / Cheap

    A compilation of remixes that were done to Sluts'N'Strings & 909's record 'Carerra'. Patrick Pulsinger and Erdem Tunakan are Sluts'N'Strings & 909.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Esposito / The Bitter Springs

    Esposito / The Bitter Springs

    7' / 'It's Gone' (Esposito) b-w 'A Good Provider' (The Bitter Springs) / Debut

    This wonderful split single came out on the tiny Toulouse France label 'Debut' back in October 1998. It has remained impossible to find, and contains songs of top quality.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Margo Guryan

    Margo Guryan

    CD / 25 Demos / Franklin Castle

    I don't think you have to be in the know (anymore) to have heard about Margo Guryan or to appreciate her many talents and her unique charm. I'm sure that fans of everything from the Monkees to the Gentle Waves and Belle and Sebastian may have heard about her and would appreciate her.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands

  • Howie B

    Howie B

    CD / Folk / Polydor

    This is soul without the pump of adrenaline, it is a street beat for the laid back cat watching it all go down from the shade.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • The Magic Carpathians / Nimbus 2000

    Magic Carpathians / Nimbus 2000

    7' / 'Atman' (Magic Carpathians) b-w 'The Ogopogo' (Nimbus 2000) / Oggum

    When Polish group Atman disbanded, Anna Nacher and Marek Styczynski formed The Magic Carpathians Project. The Nimbus 2000 song 'The Ogopogo' is named after a Yeti / Bigfoot / Chupacabres type creature.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Plunderphonics


    2XCD / Seeland

    What is it they did? I can't really tell. They ... played with music. It's not sampling, as we've come to know it. It's hardly remixing. They basically take a peice of pre-recorded music. A Doors song. A Dolly Parton song. 'The Girl from Impanema'-and f*#% with it.
    [read more] ---Brian Cleary

  • T. Raumschiere

    T. Raumschmiere

    12' / Musick / Kompakt

    T. Raumschiere is radical stuff indeed. You have to leave your old school sensibilities at the door when putting on a track from him.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • V.A. Zero

    V.A. Zero

    12' / various / Sender Records

    4 song EP with each song grooved alone - you have to manually pick up the stylus and place the needle in the second set of grooves to start the second song on each side. T.Raumschmiere's 'Knisterpop' (B1) is the reason I bought this.
    [read more] ---Carl