"edgar" is this album's "ziq zaq". and i really like "ziq zaq".
― jermainetwo, Thursday, 19 July 2007 12:05 (5 years ago) Permalink
I really need to hear this on a proper stereo 'cos tbh I found this pretty lacking in the tune dept and more than a bit dissapointing..
― fandango, Thursday, 19 July 2007 18:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
Great, great album. It's much more consistently interesting to listen to than Hello Mom! It's highs are higher (Edgar, title track, Let your Love Grow, The First Rebirthx100), although it's lows are lower too (Hyper Hyper, ugh). The collab with Thom Yorke is very nice, but it's a testament to the quality of Happy Birthday that it's probably not even in the top 5 or 6 songs on the album. I can't wait to pick it up!
― Z S, Saturday, 21 July 2007 18:45 (5 years ago) Permalink
― fandango, Monday, 23 July 2007 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink
Yes, v. good.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 August 2007 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
it's growing on me certainly but I don't really LOVE it...
don't think it's a patch on the first album, even though it's better to "listen to" (better produced basically) it's simply FAR too long, and needs more well, songs? more upbeat stuff anyway, too much of an electronica album and maybe not enough DANCE :( how much of this would be good for 12"s? I'd wager it's less than last time and can't help wishing they'd road tested it that way.
― fandango, Friday, 3 August 2007 17:17 (5 years ago) Permalink
ok, growing on me properly now a few more listens in...
I do think it lacks for immediacy though, which is a bit of a letdown, I'd probably have trouble convincing others about it if that makes sense?
I love Hyper Hyper haha, such a goofy, funny but actually fond inversion of all that reverential nostalgin deep house worship something like "Teachers" (the Daft Punk track) tends to inspire... also this album needs a few (more) crude bangers like that and less middleground so it's welcome.
― fandango, Saturday, 4 August 2007 08:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
yeah, I am really liking this now, haven't really stopped listening to it yet, should sound even better when I get a real copy!
Think it was just the length thing, rightly picked up on from both pfork and stylus reviews. If I think of it as a double album it's beastiness sits more comfortably with me :)
― fandango, Monday, 17 September 2007 11:20 (5 years ago) Permalink
aagh, tracklist very different on the CD! looks like it might work a bit better though.
also "The First Rebirth" actually a cover of sorts seeand hear
― fandango, Monday, 17 September 2007 15:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
the puppet mastaz track reminds me of the music coming out of clubs and cars in "children of men"
oh you mean roots manuva? cause he kinda sucks.
― moonship journey to baja, Monday, 17 September 2007 17:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
studio b show was nutzapalooza (yes, there was techno moshing).
― jermainetwo, Sunday, 23 March 2008 04:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
rmx for girls + rmx for boys = brilliant
― StanM, Wednesday, 10 September 2008 21:40 (4 years ago) Permalink
Okay I just picked up this album and it is fucking awesome 4 songs in. wau
― Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 18:24 (4 years ago) Permalink
Do we have any threads for the albums since this one? I couldn't find any.
― ( ) (mh), Sunday, 9 October 2011 19:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Shipwreck" on the new one is so amazing.
― Turangalila, Sunday, 9 October 2011 19:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
I like both the Thom Yorke tracks!
― ( ) (mh), Sunday, 9 October 2011 20:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think this might already be the most consistent/my favorite Modeselektor album
― ( ) (mh), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
I didn't really rate Monkeytown all that highly last year but after a comment on the Orbital thread re: "Modeselektor is the new Orbital" I went back to it and am really digging it now.
The joke is simple but I've played "Pretentious Friends" like four times in a row. "The pâté was fabulous!"
― an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Friday, 13 April 2012 16:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
They even make hilarious promos. I forget which album but the promo was them supposedly being interviewed by a nerdish Long Island Internet DJ. Lots of fuzzy sounding Gallic mockery.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 April 2012 16:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'd also forgotten how much I like "Green Light Go"
It's very reminiscent of "Blue Mug" by Gus Gus
― an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Friday, 13 April 2012 16:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah the was the Hello Mo promo, xp. It's annoying after about 5 seconds, though. And then I have to hit the skip button after every track ends to escape it. So glad to hear it's not on the "non-promo" version.
― neutral sequence for flute (blank), Friday, 13 April 2012 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
― StanM, Sunday, 20 May 2012 13:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
dunno about this but these are two discernible book covers @ 2:54 :
John Grisham - The King Of TortsHelen Mathers - Comin' Thro The Rye
― StanM, Sunday, 20 May 2012 13:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
DJ set @ Boiler Room, Berlin, June 27 2012
― StanM, Sunday, 8 July 2012 10:23 (10 months ago) Permalink