Apr 29, 2000
reviews added to the Music
Thanks for your votes in the poll.
Apr 26, 2000
the hell happened to our momentum?! I'll tell you what happened:
I (Rabies) have been swamped with work. To the point of exhaustion,
the brink of a nervous breakdown and all that good stuff (well,
ok only the insanity and seeing things move in the corner of my
eye are good...) It's all for a good cause though; my financial
tuned... I'm expecting to have time to breathe this weekend. Meanwhile,
don't forget to check out Real
Synthetic Audio. The last few shows have really kicked
ass! This week, among lots of great songs is the new Leaether
Strip single which I already just love. -Rabies
4 new reviews have been added to the Music
says: I find the net pretty damn boring these days. Can't say
I "surf" anymore... but some emerging cool shit is full
quality Flash cartoons. There's the pioneers, Spumco,
and my new personal favorite: Space
review style is a bit different from others. A lot of music
reviewers tend to go on and on about band members and their
history. They also sometimes use a lot of big fancy words to
make their reviews sound more informative than they actually
are. I myself have always liked to get to the bottom line of
a review. I just want to know the basics so I can determine
if the CD being reviewed is something that I will like or not.
I decided to go this route with my reviews. My approach is to
make fairly short and straight to the point reviews that basically
describe what the music on the CD sounds like.
I don't write a review for a
CD until I have listened to it several times. I do this because
there have been CDs that have grown on me after many listens,
just as there have been CDs that have sounded worse after many
listens. I pay close attention to the CDs that I listen to,
and analyze them through and through. My final opinion of a
CD is the review that I write for it.
Sometimes I write reviews that
are short and to the point, while others are long describing
each song. The short reviews are usually for CDs that sound
somewhat the same from start to finish. The longer reviews are
for CDs that have a lot of variety from track to track. These
CDs can't be described as easily, and need more detail given
to offer the reader a better understanding of their sound.
I decided to use a simple letter
rating system for my reviews. The ratings are based upon how
good a CD is in its particular genre. While my review alone
should be enough to give the impression if I liked or disliked
a CD; the ratings help to make it clear just how much I did
like or dislike it.
Apr 14, 2000
DECONSTRUCTION IS BACK!!
lying dormant for almost 2 years, one of the net's first radio
shows of its genre, has officially relaunched as of right now.
It currently boasts 9.5 hours of no-repeat music with a
goal of 40 hours with more MP3's being added every day.
Rance, the site's DJ and webmaster, "I'm still looking for
new/unsigned bands. My main goal in the site was to get new people
heard, that goal still exists today. I'm still fiddling with the
bitrate, it's between 40 and 56k at the moment. Other than that...
glad to be back!" So are we Rance.
one of the best things about ED, next to the music, is the dynamically
updated playlist. Wanna know who sang/performed what? Band/song
names are constantly updated on the Playlists page. What are you
waiting for, check
it out now!
Apr 13, 2000
I gotta put up the backlog of pics I have, so here's 3:
the Road 2
Hard as a Rock
out Clearstatik's extensive (and growing) band
X News from 4/10/2k:
with the drummer from Static X at Sonicnet on April 12th at 9pm
RUMOR from 4/10/2k:
are rumors flying around that the band Chemlab will be getting
back together, possibly under Invisible!
Tapping the Vein News from 4/09/2k:
- Tapping the Vein will be on WSOU(central jersey) radio
for an interview. They will be on the air between 8-10pm on 4/17.
Clan of Xymox News from 4/09/2k:
- COX will put out a live album later this year.
Funker Vogt RUMOR from 4/09/2k:
- There are possible shows coming up in NYC and Orlando.
This may take place this summer. i'll keep you posted. OK CHECK
TOUR DATES, I BELIEVE THIS IS CONFIRMED!!!
Legendary Pink Dots RUMOR
- There is a possible tour coming up for the Legendary
Pink Dots. I'll keep you posted.
Negativland News from 4/09/2k:
- If you don't already know, Negativland is having a final (i
think) tour. *(According to Rance, the show is an eyepopping multimedia
Apr 11, 2000
Ok, the Poll I mentioned a couple days back actually exists
now. Vote... only once, and if you never bothered reading the
CD reviews in the Music Exile,
then don't vote.
Apr 9, 2000
We'd like to welcome and introduce to you a new reviewer, AIKEN,
with his first review of Northern
Exposure (a Sasha K. and John Digweed compilation). Speaking
of reviews, there are 20 reviews going up in the next week,
with 12 more CDs being reviewed soon thereafter. IF YOU
DON'T VISIT EVERY DAY, YOU SUCK!
Today's 5 new reviews are brought to you by 'the letter
S' --Added to the Music
Important question: Do you want audio clips from the
CDs we review? So far we've been holding off on such things because
of webserver space, and time. But, if it's something you want,
we'll do it. Vote in the poll to the right. ------>
Apr 5, 2000
5 new reviews added to the Music
Women drivers ;-)
Apr 4, 2000
- late update -
out Clearstatik's extensive (and growing) band
Clay People News from 3/28/2k:
- The Clay People have just made a demo tape to give to various
labels because of the fall of the Slipdisc Label.
Clan of Xymox News from 3/27/2k:
- Stichting Xymox Control is the name of the new label from Clan
of Xymox. They have signed a band called Sophya. Check them out
Beborn Beton News from 3/27/2k:
- Beborn Beton are planning a tour for Fall 2000!
A Different Drum News from 3/27/2k:
- Count to Infinity is a new band out on this label with a cd
called "Once is not Enough."
- A Different Drum's band Project X has a new EP out.
- Moev has a new EP out.
- Yello has an import out on ADD.
Acumen Nation News from 3/26/2k:
- DJ? Acucrack has recently signed a deal with E-Magine Entertainment.
They have a cd coming out hopefully by the summer of this year.
You can catch new tunes at www.mp3.com/dj_acucrack.
- Acumen Nation will have an EP out in April. This EP will only
be available thru their site (links), shows, and Chicago stores.
If you want to check out some new stuff at www.mp3.com/acumennation.
- Acumen Nation have a record release show. Check the tour page
- Acumen Nation will be on Q101 in Chicago. They will be playing
new material and interview on 04/02/2000 at 9pm.
Apr 4, 2000
- early update -
It April 4th, I owe you all an update, or news or something.
I just received a dozen reviews from Darklight, but shit, it's
5am. Forget it. In the meantime here's a photo of what I can only
describe as a fucking moron.