gullbuy music review

July 30, 2002

  • Figurine


    12inch / Impossible / Monika Enterprise

    Figurine's music is very much electronic-based, with a sweet female singer, who sometimes uses her male counterpart for additional vocals.
    [read more] ---Teresa Concepcion

  • The June Brides

    The June Brides

    CD / For Better or Worse / Overground Records

    Hopeful amateurs in the best sense of the term. They over compensate for the low production values on these songs with a winning attitude of joy and spontaneity.
    [read more] ---George F. Kilgoar III

  • Kid 606

    Kid 606

    CD / The Action Packed Mentalist Brings You the F**king Jams / Violent Turd

    Always the collaborator, it seems like he's picking some serious pirate booty for this one. This is not novel, but for what it is it's some of the best going on...
    [read more] ---Ivanna

  • Malraia vs. Chicks On Speed

    Malaria! Vs. Chicks On Speed and Barbara Morgenstern

    10inch / Kaltes Klares Wasser / Monika Enterprise

    Years after Kaltes Klares Wasser poured into my life through Chicks On Speed's 'the un-releases' CD, it is still a thrill to hear how they transformed the Malaria! song into something entirely different; as special as the original was.
    [read more] ---Carl Thien

  • Thunderball


    10inch / Vai Vai / Eighteenth Street Lounge Music

    Mixing trip-hop, blaxploitation, dreamy female vocals, funky keyboards, smooth drum and bass, and jazzy vibes all in a very modern context.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands

  • Total Lee

    Total Lee! - The Songs of Lee Hazelwood

    CD / various / City Slang

    This is a fine collection of songs veering from the straightfoward cover to the more in depth arrangements.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands

  • Young, Sick, and Beautiful

    Young, Sick, and Beautiful

    10inch / Suspenders Vermacht Style b-w Jeunes Gens Modernes & Haunted F**k

    A sound which is right out of the early 80s scene. The bass is somewhat discofied, but too driving and dirge-like to qualify as disco.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands