I love reading the Kompakt
weekly sales sheets, partly to find out what's new, but mostly for the incredibly creative use of English in the description/recommendation fields, often giving rise to totally conflicting impressions as to the quality or nature of the music in question. Witness this for Tejada & Leviste's new 12": "THE FAMOUS DUO CHASES US WITH PROFOUND HAPPINESS. COMPETENT THREE-TRACKER WITH PLAUSIBLE WEIRDNESS." Or this for Waric Cameron: "SNUGGLING HOUSE TO WHICH YOU LIKE TO MOVE. WARM AND ROUND IN THE SOUND. GREAT LONG SIDE AND AFTER THE BREAK EVERYBODY WILL DANCE!!" Or my current favourite for Dick Voodoo: "CRACKING TECHNO/ELECTRO/TRASH TRACKS. SAWINGS UNTIL THE FRUITS FALL OFF THE BRANCH, SOMETIMES EVEN THE BRANCH OFF THE TREE... FEEL FREE TO THROW WITH MUD!" It's such a nice break from the sober overstatements of quality from the likes of (the admittedly indispensable) boomkat.com.