Billy Ray de la Haye, a studio artist with sketchy public CV, comes allegedly from Rotterdam and not from The Hague that was my initial guess, because of ‘la Haye’ of course. By sound, he could be unmistakingly located in the Dutch west coast, when disco riffs and vocoded lyricsRead More →

***** Bartosz Kruczyński – Baltic Beat II (Growing Bin Records GBR019 – 2019) The record sleeve promises agri ambient: scattered straw balls in a serene rural landscape under fluffy clouds, in a beautiful day at the harvest peak. This adorable view painting pictures from my childhood creates the first impressionRead More →

The first part of the 1998 in review can be found here.              Michael Knight – Knight Ryder (Devon Records) A recent aftermarket purchase and unconscious realisation of a teenage dream, because Ed DMX’s electro release is a tribute to the Foundation’s heroes with whomRead More →

Humanity Plus by Komarken Electronics Buy vinyl from Juno (UK) Buy vinyl from Toolbox Records (FR) Buy vinyl/digital from Bandcamp   Rising from the shores of tranquillity Sweden’s one-man electro manufacture is at it again. After in 2016 a brilliant EP on Brokntoys opened my eyes for Komarken Electronics, I’ve turnedRead More →

From Deep Streams by plant43 Buy vinyl from Juno (UK) Buy vinyl from Rush Hour (NL) Buy vinyl from Redeye Records (UK)   Ambient journey from the Sentient City’s ambassador Having lately listened to “Calakka” from Juergen Junker’s stunning 2004 EP “You’re About To Be Moved”, for some reason IRead More →