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  • Louie Austen

    Louie Austen

    CD5 / Hoping / Kitty Yo/Cheap

    48 minutes comprising 7 versions of the song Hoping. Louie Austen has taken the same idea Tosca did on two of their CDs, but has managed to keep the price down to that of a CD single. Nice work!
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Borneo & Sporenburg

    Borneo & Sporenburg

    CD / Remember Today / Italic

    More rooted in a rock styled verse-chorus-verse structure than music I would call tech-house, plus the vibe is more relaxed and introspective. It is music for urban loners living in a dance culture.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • The Bran Flakes

    The Bran Flakes

    CD / Bounces / Happi Tyme Records

    The Bran Flakes are Otis Fodder and Mildred Pitt, from Seattle WA. They use samples from old records to put together collages which work as unified pieces independent of their sources.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Chicks On Speed

    Chicks On Speed

    12inch / Fashion Rules / Chicks On Speed Records

    The best fashion song since David Bowie's 1980 song Fashion. Fashion Rules! is both a celebration and indictment of the fashion industry.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Errase Errata/Numbers

    Errase Errata/Numbers

    3inch CD / Tigerbeat 6

    Two songs each by two different bands on a three inch compact disc. Numbers is all guys, Erase Errata all women. A neo-No Wave CD.
    [read more] ---Peter Ledebur

  • Totally Wired

    The Fall

    2xCD / Totally Wired - the Rough Trade Anthology / Castle Music

    2 cd set of prime era Fall. The Fall recorded for Rough Trade at just the right time: the lineup had been firmed up with a relatively steady lineup, and Mark E. Smith was in his prime ranting best.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands

  • The Jesus And Mary Chain

    The Jesus And Mary Chain

    CD / The Complete John Peel Sessions / Strange Fruit

    Collecting the series of six Peel Sessions the Jesus & Mary Chain recorded between 1984 to 1989, this cd is a prime slice of what made the Chain so great in their heyday while also opening up a side of the band seldom seen.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands

  • Gary Numan Tubeway Army

    Gary Numan Tubeway Army

    CD / The Peel Sessions / Strange Fruit

    Collecting the two John Peel Sessions recorded by Gary Numan as Tubeway Army - both recorded in 1979 and produced by Tony Wilson.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands