I confess, I am a complete sucker for music and musicians with a fuck off attitude that also have a meaning behind it and what can be more fuck off than living in a totalitarian country and refuse to obey and do it “their way, even if it mean that they send you to a mental asylum or make you disappear. What could be more punk? Гражданская Оборона or Grazhdanskaya Oborona was formed in the Siberian city of Omsk by bandleader Yegor Letov.with the slogan “I will always be against”….

9/10 … A lovely weird album through and through. A work that is kind of hard to classify, Germanic nostalgic folk music, modern dark ambient on a bed of synthesizer romanticism. We get wonderfully romantic-melancholy English-language pieces, a sublime, proud French song, which is probably intended as a battle hymn, and the absolute climax, a moving interpretation of the Yiddish folk song “Dos Kelbl”, which was popular with Jews in the times of National Socialism and was meant to give strength against the tyranny of the nazis…

10/10 … So the time have come for the mighty Dissection to get the cassette tape treatment by Darkness Shall Rise, a label dedicated to releasing just that, tapes. If some people in the year of 2021 have a hard time understanding why people buy vinyl, then their heads would probably explode when they hear about the rise of new produced tapes. And I have to be honest, I buy all my music on vinyl, it sounds great, the artwork are big and they are beautiful on the shelf. I really don’t get why I would buy studioalbums on tape? I buy demo tapes, especially old ones from the 80’s and 90’s. But to each their own, some people probably love this format as much as I love vinyl…

6/10 … WOW, just fantastic … when it comes to the music. Atmospheric, distorted and melancholic. But this has to be the worst singers I have ever heard, and there are two of them. Is this a case where the two of them where thrown out of the same music school, got together and said “we’ll show them” and neither parents or friends had the heart to tell them the truth? The guy is slightly better than the girl, and holy crap is she bad, it feels like I’m dying inside when she opens her mouth. Is there an app or something so I can separate the music from the vocals? I’m being serious, because when it comes to the music, it’s so good, simply amazing. I would give this a 9/10 or 10/10 if they would have had the decency to shut up and it was released without vocals.

8/10 … The album consists of three tracks, Paths Anew, Led By The Glowing River and Embrace The Wrath Of Wind. With the title track as a personal favorite. But all three tracks are awesome. I haven’t seen any lyrics thou, so I can’t speak of that at all, but the atmosphere throughout is killer, and I’ll will surely have it in my headphones the coming winter. If I would have to complain on something it might be that in some parts the drum sound isn’t really what I personally like…

8/10 … Much like the fact that the DJ/Hip Hop scene sky rocketed after all looting during the big black out in New York 1977, where poor people suddenly found themselves with good DJ equipment we have here another story of a cargo ship getting lost and then it’s music equipment suddenly appeared on a small island, and the result … awesome music!

8/10 … Toccata Electronica is possibly the most stunning bootleg of Kraftwerk ever ‘released’. Comprising of rare and different remixes of many well known Kraftwerk songs. This bootleg first surfaced in 1995 as a CD with professional looking packaging and high quality audio. Different pressings including differing artwork and CD labels are in circulation however the front cover is usually the one shown here above…

8/10 … Toccata Electronica is possibly the most stunning bootleg of Kraftwerk ever ‘released’. Comprising of rare and different remixes of many well known Kraftwerk songs. This bootleg first surfaced in 1995 as a CD with professional looking packaging and high quality audio. Different pressings including differing artwork and CD labels are in circulation however the front cover is usually the one shown here above…

6/10 … I have to be honest, I’m not a disco fan. It’s one of the few music styles that I have never got into. For me, the music usually is too simple, kind of feels like it’s made to be sold with a McDonalds menu. It lacks soul! So with that said, I probably shouldn’t review this kind of release, but hey, the music is made to old school porn, of course it then got my attention. And I kind of like it, but I have the same problems with this as with other disco releases, although this one being a darker kind of disco. But it’s again, too simple and have no real identity and again, soul. I prefer his “Mind Warp” (1982) record. So I will not buy this one, but if someone puts it on, I will not throw things at them either.

9/10 … By 1976, Herbie Hancock was a true rock star. He had established himself as a huge talent during his Blue Note career in the 1960s before joined the legendary second Miles Davis Quintet with Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. That in turn led to Filles de Kilimanjaro, In a Silent Way, and Bitches Brew, and the rock and jazz worlds melded into a delicious fusion cocktail…

9/10 … King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band is rightfully one of the most celebrated of all New Orleans jazz bands. Their recordings from 1923 were groundbreaking. Not only were they the recording debuts of Oliver, Louis Armstrong and clarinetist Johnny Dodds but they are definitive examples of ensemble-oriented classic New Orleans jazz, certainly ranking as the most exciting and advanced jazz recordings up to that point in time…