Tag Archives: 2020

“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 3]

[…continued from last post] STEVEN WILSON 2.0 MIX As a stepping stone to the 5.1 surround mix by Steven Wilson, first he had to make a 2.0 mix in his process to work from. Over time, these have been released … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Let’s continue our examination by delving into disc one of the set; the 2020 remastering of “Vienna” from the original Conny Plank 2-track mixdown. We have already discussed what we think of the music. It’s a … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Vapors “Together” UK CD Melts Away The Years Between Albums Two And Three

The Vapors: Together – UK – CD [2020] Together Crazy Sundown River Real Time Girl From The Factory I Don’t Remember In Babylon Letter to Hiro [no. 11] Wonderland Those Tears King L Nuclear Nights We just reviewed an album … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 3]

[…continued from last post] We just reviewed an album with a song titled “Tell Me Why” and here’s another one already in our queue. The songs could not be more different. Only the ubiquitous early 90s shuffle beat points back … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 2]

It’s Immaterial: House For Sale – UK – CD [2020] Summer Rain Kind Words Just North of here Downriver Tell Me Why Up On The Roof The Gift Of Rain I Can’t Sleep In My Dreams How Can I Tell … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 1]

At the very least, It’s Immaterial can be said to have a public profile that comes with having a top 20 British single in the quixotic “Driving Away From Home.” That song was a  high point of the bathetic and … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 3]

[…continued from last post] What took this CD remaster up to the highest level of interest were the well considered bonus tracks included here, doubling the number of tracks on the disc. Earlier CDs had always included the 12″ remix … Continue reading

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