gullbuy music review

October 8, 2002

  • Akufen

    Akufen remixed by Thomas Brinkmann and Process

    12inch / Psychometry / Trapez

    I really like the A side of this 12inch. It is killer, and worth buying this for. Thomas Brinkmann pulls out magic for this one. The Process remix percolates along with vigor, but has little variation.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble

    The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble

    CD / various / Comet Records

    The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble is not a band, but the name given to this group of artists who have recorded recent collaborations with Tony Allen. Tony Allen was the drummer for Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Asthmatic Worm

    Asthmatic Worm

    CD / various / Mobilé

    All tracks are composed with electronic accordion and melodica. True, only two of the twelve tracks are unreleased, but like all the best planned comps, the whole works better than the sum of the individual tracks.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Carsten Jost

    Carsten Jost

    12inch / Pinksilver / Sender

    Carsten Jost's 12 inch single Pinksilver has two incredible, deep and pulsing minimal tech-house numbers with hints of dub.
    [read more] ---Patrick

  • Kollektiv 3

    Kollektiv 3

    12inch / various / Bpitch Control

    Kollektiv 3 has four tracks by four different artists. It is a pretty good EP offering variety and exclusive tracks from the artists.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Linda Lamb

    Linda Lamb

    12inch / Hot Room / International DeeJay Gigolo Records

    With a riff that recalls Pere Ubu's "Final Solution" played by Jah Wobble and a voice like Marianne Faithful. Linda Lamb's Hot Room is a corker of a cut.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Luie Luie

    Liue Luie

    LP / Touchy / Penstar Productions

    This LP is an exact reissue of an obscure privately released 1974 Mexican record. Almost every song on Touchy concerns a special dance called The Touchy.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Modeselektor


    12inch / In Loving Memory / Bpitch Control

    The EP's title track In Loving Memory is almost prog electronics. It is a success, and a track I like a lot. I am reminded of the German group Nektar from the 70s
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Op:l Bastards

    Op:l Bastards

    12inch / Sagittarius 3 / Cool Globe Agency

    This 12inch contains four mixes of Sagittarius 3, including the the original mix from the album. The original mix is a seven minute instrumental with a strong bass part, retro synth sound and 70s disco effects.
    [read more] ---Carl