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Kirk Bowman
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Last Active 12-03-20 6:37 am
Joined 05-29-14

Forum Posts 28
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  • plane They all rule ty
    July 6 06:49 PM
  • SandwichBubble Congrats on making staff
    April 23 02:35 PM
  • Nocte That staff tag looks good on you
    April 23 01:07 PM
  • Frippertronics this is also a reminder to bump that mf quarantine rating UP
    April 23 12:07 PM
  • Frippertronics welcome new user
    April 23 11:30 AM
  • Winesburgohio no worries and thank you for being receptive! i'm a reasonably harsh editor but i only do it if i like the persons writing and want to make it better, great review as it turned out and it's ALL U BABEY
    April 14 03:59 AM
  • Winesburgohio i think it's worth mentioning too that hindsight can be a revelatory thing, but we can also forget how much less latitude there was in the past. there's no denying Sophie was problematising gender on Product, but the, uhh, product as a whole has so much more
    April 13 03:43 AM
  • Winesburgohio As is I stand unconvinced but i really admire the writing - there are just a few things to tidy up and please don't lose sight of the fact that Product was, among other things, a hell of a lot of fun. child-like wonder, reversion to basic human emotion; soaring emotional maturity and plain bangers. i hope i've been helpful!! do release it somehow because it deserves talking about it
    April 13 03:14 AM
  • Winesburgohio right so i liked it on the whole but it feels disjointed: are you reviewing Product or Oil? critical positions are interjected a bit clumsily with description of the music, as is the case with many post-hoc analysis. To that end I think it would function better as a blog post. the writing is, of course, excellent, but there are some sweeping assertions in there that aren't rooted in fact but to bolster your argument
    April 13 03:12 AM
  • Winesburgohio beautiful boy beautiful piece, even though (especially because?) i kinda disagree with the thesis statement; definitely one for the discussion Product merits. I'll make little comments here and there over my morning coffee tomorrow if you can wait that long xx
    April 12 09:33 AM
  • Winesburgohio i'd love to help in any way i can!!! do you have a google doc?
    April 12 03:22 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Left some comments. A lovely piece!!! Enjoyed it very much. Would recommend maybe seeing if Wines would be willing to give you any tips by way of analysis, too, if you haven't ask him. He's often hyper-critical (in a friendly, constructive way of course).
    April 11 05:48 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Oops, think I might have written but not sent a response. Yes, would love to!
    April 10 11:42 AM
  • verdant hey thanks so so much!! i have no plans but i'm sure i'll get back to it when i don't feel so uninspired
    March 17 11:03 AM
  • SowingSeason nevermind I got it, was just buried in my inbox. thanks!
    February 20 08:04 PM
  • SowingSeason I don't seem to have anything new from him.
    February 20 08:03 PM
  • Aberf My dude, pls rec me some chill electronic albums/tracks/ep. Ty for listening.
    February 5 05:53 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thank you so much for reviewing that DJ Haram, I'm obsessed with Grace right now. Need as many Middle Eastern and South Asian artists as I can find.
    October 1 03:12 PM
  • luci hey, have you heard barker's lp this year? think you'd like it since you 4'd lorenzo senni
    September 24 01:32 PM
  • SowingSeason No need to rush your work I'm fine with waiting. If you see another one go up in the meantime it's temporary
    July 13 05:04 AM
  • SowingSeason are you still planning on reviewing the new Ed Sheeran collabs album? just curious because if so I'll hold off on featuring a user review. no rush.
    July 12 07:33 PM
  • Slex Thanks really appreciate that!
    June 6 04:41 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Quick reminder: I love your writing.
    May 20 08:48 PM
  • dbizzles missin poot, wyd
    May 7 11:44 PM
  • FullOfSounds hi! i'm doing ok, how about you? miss seeing you on discord but it's good to hear from u
    April 25 03:32 AM
  • Winesburgohio oh how lovely, that means so much! i hope you're feeling better in the light of day m8 but yeah This is Why I Do It!!! if you're looking for someone else who Gets It strongly recommend Mark Fisher if you haven't read him! Much love dude
    April 13 12:34 PM
  • Frippertronics a wee bit bummed but nothing a full discog binge to bring things back down a little
    March 26 03:52 AM
  • Frippertronics nice
    March 26 03:02 AM
  • StarlessCore Check keef goofy best artist
    March 18 09:52 PM
  • Bloon :3
    March 11 03:11 AM
  • Jacquibim Congrats on the contrib tag pootacoot
    March 2 10:00 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm a big fan of yours, I'm very glad to see the title.
    March 2 03:35 AM
  • Dewinged Always enjoyed your writing man, glad to see it got you the contrib tag!
    March 2 03:12 AM
  • Nocte In the forums, look for the relevant thread titled soul sucking here
    March 2 02:52 AM
  • Winesburgohio dude nice right back at you, really really stoked with your promotion and am excited for your concoctions
    March 2 02:42 AM
  • clavier congrats on the promotion granite!
    March 2 12:25 AM
  • SandwichBubble good job, fool.
    March 1 11:36 PM
  • Nocte One of us, one of us
    March 1 09:31 PM
  • P0laris Epic
    February 12 10:33 PM
  • xxm You're welcome.
    November 28 01:10 AM
  • xxm Great review of caution.
    November 26 08:37 AM
  • BaloneyPony Thank you so much!
    November 7 08:43 PM
  • CaptainFluf thank you for letting me know
    June 22 05:22 AM
  • Lavair Hello
    May 14 08:08 PM
  • Brostep hey sorry for the late reply! I'm around occasionally but not a ton anymore. will try to get to your review at some point but no promises sorry :(
    March 23 04:31 PM
  • Bloon Congrats man!!!
    March 8 12:09 PM
  • Frippertronics imma need that discord info or something, cause we got an interview to do~ (tomorrow night preferably?)
    March 8 05:36 AM
  • SowingSeason as a staff member yes, as a user or contributor it is still considered breaking the rules. unfortunately there is no way to distinguish between who has promos and who's merely saying they do, and sorting through forwarded emails isn't a venture jom and I want to get into any time soon
    February 10 01:51 PM
  • SowingSeason ok, I'll let it slide this time (partially because it's out in ~1 day) but as you may or may not know, we don't allow reviews before their release date unless there is an official stream
    February 7 10:19 PM
  • SowingSeason is that mgmt record streaming?
    February 7 02:03 PM
  • Drummerboy123 Hey man thanks for the warm words, unfortunately no things have been on a decline. I've got a job I hate, have gone on countless dates to no avail, my friends have all left me and I hate talking about this stuff so I seal it up and keep on pushing through the days just feeling myself become more and more detached from the world.
    January 24 10:58 PM
  • robin i care what people think about music and also my avatar is a bird because my name is robin x
    January 2 03:03 PM
  • Dewinged No prob man, s*** happens! ;)
    December 25 06:45 AM
  • robin who's carles ? ?
    August 23 09:20 AM
  • literallyzach Hey I just posted my review of the new Lorde album! Let me know what you think
    June 16 04:33 AM
  • SowingSeason Unfortunately no. It's a server issue and mods don't have access to any of that. Things typically return to normal in a few days, but until a permanent fix is explored by the site's creator it will likely continue reoccurring.
    June 12 08:50 AM
  • SowingSeason are you trying to submit an artist or an album? artist adds/edits are down right now due to server issues, so if it's the former then that's your problem right there. if not, link me to the page you're having album art issues for.
    June 8 12:49 PM
  • robertsona Thanks bra
    January 3 01:48 AM
  • Idleness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmAKthDadpY
    June 14 10:13 PM
  • BallsDeep Thanks for the kind words man, it wasnt exactly revolutionary advice - but it doesn't have to be because that's honestly what helped me and im sure alot of others through the tough times. Keep on keeping on
    May 2 07:22 AM
  • SachikoM thanks! i'm a bit strapped for time with university and other things on my plate, but i'm still trying to pump them out when i can. it's something i do for enjoyment, so i won't ever drop it fully. it's just a matter of finding the time.
    February 9 12:37 AM
  • InFlamesWeThrash666 i aim to please u know
    January 8 10:23 AM
  • Hyperion1001 Best way is probably chronologically but some of their old stuff can sound a bit dated. Tri Repetae is the universal Autechre entry album but any of their stuff before EP7 would probably be a good starting point.
    January 7 03:30 AM
  • hogan900 Just read your post, thanks a bunch man! Really means a lot!
    December 13 03:47 AM
  • SachikoM Nah, I was talking about the one i just reviewed: enough still not to know.
    November 6 02:05 AM
  • HalcyonMusic ty!
    October 19 05:17 AM
  • MercuryToHell Yo, I know I already said it on the thread, but thankyou so much for the feedback on my music, it's helped me already more than you could possibly realise!
    September 10 07:55 PM
  • VaxXi Oh, thanks for the recs! I'll see what I can do about tagging posts so it's easier to navigate the website.
    April 28 03:46 AM
  • SalteyBacon Hey there! Thanks for commenting on my review for SebastiAn! I wanted to write about it, like you said it's a very underrated album. I'm trying to work on my writing skills (I'm 22 and yet I sound like a teenager online), they're not the best. If you could shoutbox me on how to navigate the forums that would be great. As a Graphic Designer, I need to write more creatively and while this is a brutal site, I still think music is a passion that I could write about a lot. Again, thanks!
    April 9 04:41 AM

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