December 3, 2002
CD / Spill / DC Recordings
J. Saul Kane has been recording as Depth Charge for 10 years. He is a fan of Kung Fu and Action movies and frequently uses samples from films in Depth Charge records. Spill is an odds 'n' sods collection of tracks from 1993 - 1998. The disc works well as a whole, and sounds good here in late 2002.
[read more] ---Carl
The Radiophonic Workshop
CD / BBC Worldwide Ltd
Reissue of an lp originally released in 1975 (and 2 previously unreleased tracks) which has been very sought after on vinyl. I think this cd has a timeless quality to it. While this cd is much shorter than the BBC Radiophonic Music cd which was reviewed last week (17 tracks as opposed to 33) this does not hinder this compilation at all.
[read more] ---Patrick Rands
Rough Trade Shops Rock and Roll 1
2xCD / various / Mute Records Limited
Wasn't rock n roll about breaking rules, doing something different? While Rough Trade Shops Rock and Roll 1 has its moments, this compilation seems to say good rock music ended a while ago.
[read more] ---Andrew Culler