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Apr 29, 2000

4 new reviews added to the Music Exile. Thanks for your votes in the poll.


Apr 26, 2000

What 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 independence.

Stay 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


Apr 21, 2000

4 new reviews have been added to the Music Exile.

Rabies 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 is Dum!

 

DARKLIGHT'S REVIEW STYLE
My 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.

-Darklight    

Apr 14, 2000

ELECTRONIC DECONSTRUCTION IS BACK!!

After 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.
   
Says 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.

And 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:

On the Road 2
Hard as a Rock
Furry Critter


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by Clearstatik

Check out Clearstatik's extensive (and growing) band link list.

Static X News from 4/10/2k:
- Chat with the drummer from Static X at Sonicnet on April 12th at 9pm Eastern time.

Chemlab RUMOR from 4/10/2k:
- There 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 from 4/09/2k:
- 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 mind-fuck!)



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 Exile.



* 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 Exile.

 

Women drivers ;-)

 

Apr 4, 2000 - late update -

:::::NEWS:::::
by Clearstatik

Check out Clearstatik's extensive (and growing) band link list.

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 at Sophya.

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 for details.
- 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.

 

 


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