daFigz
daFigz
Milwaukie, Oregon

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Jan 18, 2018
88
Prologue: First off… Dismiss entirely the ‘New Age’ label given to Roach’s work. Erase it from your entire memory. Your listening experience will vastly improve. [Shift in my seat… Ah, yes. Comfy.] Let us begin. The American electronic artist Steve Roach unarguably is one of modern electronic music’s most prolific musicians. However, in spite of his deep catalogue, not once have I sat back and thought to myself… Gee, Roach… This sounds like ... read more
Jan 14, 2018
83
The Bee Gees have amassed some 257 compilation issues, according to data found on the Discogs web site. Quite a stupendous count regardless of this group's popularity. So, with this 2017 release, I have to say there are a couple of strong points contributing to its support. One, its value priced. Listing under $9.00 USD and containing 21 tracks, it's chock full of gorgeous, trademark Bee Gees Pop Rock & Disco. The second point is in how surviving brother, Barry selected each track based ... read more
Jan 14, 2018
88
In particular, what I most enjoy about this final release of the Norwegian electronic duo, Röyksopp is in how it flows from track to track enveloping me in gorgeous synth phrasing with nuanced embellishments as it proceeds to make way into a dreamy space of delightful euphoric Electronica. Both Robyn and Jamie Irrepressible (Jamie McDermott) lend their unique vocal styling to the album as do Susanne Sundfør and Man Without Country (Ryan James.) The percussion beats are not ... read more
Jan 6, 2018
61
Having delayed my opinion on this LP, I did enjoy its Poppish romp in the same way I also enjoyed Franz Ferdinand's commercial S/T debut... That is, until I didn't. 'Hot Fuss' for all its glitz demonstrated a refreshing degree of musicality. But, as to its lasting power and/or contribution to the evolution of American Rock music, especially when labelled as Post-punk, I remain skeptical. My suggestion: For the revival of your teen spirit as you tuck your babies in for the night and hope to ... read more
Jan 5, 2018
78
The collaborative synergy that prevails with Sylvian and Fripp is remarkable. This reissue of 1994's live 'Damage' offers a slight variation of the tracklist, but, I wouldn't let that be a disappointment. Given the lineup of David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Pat Mastelotto, Trey Gunn and Michael Brook speaks to the worthwhile quality of this moment in time, captured live recording. Beautifully ambient and nicely accented by Progressive Rock elements, this LP is the stuff of a well tuned ear for ... read more
Sep 10, 2017
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