gullbuy music review

September 24, 2002

  • Apparat


    CD / Tttrial and Error / Shitkatapult

    The modern cousin to Autechre, Phonem, and Aphex Twin, Sascha Ring's Apparat combines the use of a melodic backdrop to his own unusual glitched out rhythms for a full-on broken floor dancebeat.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands

  • Markus Guntner

    Markus Guntner

    12inch / Forget Sandra / Ware

    Four slices of modern electronic tech-house on one of the finest labels for the sound, by a man who has been responsible for many fine moments of sound.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Contriva


    CD / Tell Me When / Monika Enterprises

    All the songs on this album are instrumentals except one. The lack of vocal parts force the melodies to stand on their own, conveying a mood filled with melancholy and calm.
    [read more] ---Teresa Concepcion

  • The Deadly Snakes

    The Deadly Snakes

    CD / Love Undone / Sympathy for the Record Industry

    When they're not rocking the blues they're delivering great amped-up rock'n'roll ala Nervous Eaters (think Loretta), or the Devil Dogs. Also makes me think of the Sonics at times. So nice!
    [read more] ---Peter Ledebur

  • Hot Generation

    Hot Generation!

    CD / various / Big Beat

    All in all, this isn't the best of all the Australian 60's punk compilations, but if you like this sort of stuff, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. .
    [read more] ---Pip

  • Mission Three

    Mission Three - Establishing Electronix Network

    CD / various / Nature

    A varied compilation from Marco Passarani's Nature Recordings out of Italy includes a Desert Island's choice of electronic music.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands

  • Nanospeed


    12inch EP / Kopernikus / Shitkatapult

    When this curious EP came out in 1999 I can't imagine what people must have thought. Listening to it now in late 2002, Kopernikus sounds right at home on Shitkatapult.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • The Dave Pike Set

    The Dave Pike Set

    7inch / Mathar b-w Regards From Freddie Horowitz / Seven Up Records

    You can hear Dave Pike using his unmiked voice to accompany his vibes. They must have been quite a band to see live. Both songs are worthy of the loving care put into the packaging of this (and every) Seven Up single.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Saint Etienne

    Saint Etienne

    CD5 / Action CD1 / Mantra

    The new Saint Etienne single is everything I hoped it would be. Action is written in the style of the greatest Saint Etienne songs of the past.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Spunk


    CD / Den Øverste Toppen Pa en Blamalt Flaggstang / Rune Grammofon

    Spunk are improvisational and somewhere between Yoko Ono, the Raincoats, Can's Ethnological Survey's and Patty Waters on ESP-Disk.
    [read more] ---Patrick Rands

  • Zombie Nation

    Zombie Nation

    12inch / Unload / International DeeJay Gigolo Records

    This 12inch is more massive than I had expected. Unload is a stormer. It has a pop edge to it, but is electronic all the way, and danceable as heck.
    [read more] ---Carl