I know. This is one of those rare albums that makes all kinds of people stop and ask what it is.
― Baaderonixx and the hedonistic gluttons (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 26 October 2005 07:06 (10 years ago) Permalink
I'd hope this will receive more 'widespread interest' when she (potentially) blows it out of the water with her next record!
This is unstoppable to the half-way mark, goes quite a bit pear-shaped after that but is so charming that it's really very forgiveable. The first two minutes of "Cool My Fire (I'm Burning)" are such sweet, unbearable tension. I feel like I've had this album a year already.
― login name (fandango), Wednesday, 26 October 2005 21:18 (10 years ago) Permalink
― jergins (jergins), Thursday, 13 April 2006 03:11 (10 years ago) Permalink
― mike h. (mike h.), Thursday, 13 April 2006 03:47 (10 years ago) Permalink
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― geeta (geeta), Thursday, 13 April 2006 03:54 (10 years ago) Permalink
"close your eyes and wet your lips"
i love this album too much. cant believe it took me 2 years to buy it. both cover versions are awesome (esp the blindhouse one). i think "who pays the bills" is the only tune i dont like
― ambrose (ambrose), Thursday, 13 April 2006 08:49 (10 years ago) Permalink
― The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 13 April 2006 09:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 13 April 2006 09:01 (10 years ago) Permalink
i wouldnt mind an ada greatest hits. i agree that the 2 rabimmel tracks are great
― ambrose (ambrose), Thursday, 13 April 2006 09:52 (10 years ago) Permalink
― rchinn (rchinn), Thursday, 13 April 2006 11:11 (10 years ago) Permalink
If I had to choose, escaping a not very urgent housefire, a girly, songy & charming electro-techno type record from 2004 it would still be Sylvie Marks & Hal9000 "Krazeee" (also far from perfect, but wins on breadth).
But Ada is still fab, I sorta hope she breaks a bit away from the Areal sound (or takes it somewhere else) next though, she's great at what she does, but some more range in her music would be nice.
― fandango (fandango), Thursday, 13 April 2006 11:31 (10 years ago) Permalink
― jergins (jergins), Thursday, 13 April 2006 15:09 (10 years ago) Permalink
I'm still surprised that I haven't seen/heard about Ada in more places. It might be because the distribution in the US is pretty minimal outside of Forced Exposure and a handful of shops, but it's one of those albums I think *should* be carried in a lot of indie record stores. Maybe it is and I just haven't been to enough places. Everyone I've had listen to the album has expressed at least some interest in a copy...
― mike h. (mike h.), Thursday, 13 April 2006 16:35 (10 years ago) Permalink
yes, "each and every one" is my secret fave on this album (although, strictly speaking, I like the first three tracks as much or more). The organ! The snare attack at the end!
― Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Friday, 14 April 2006 03:02 (10 years ago) Permalink
5 years since 'Blondie'?!
― baaderonixx, Thursday, 18 June 2009 09:22 (6 years ago) Permalink
Wow. Lovely LP.
― Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 18 June 2009 10:22 (6 years ago) Permalink
new compilation (adaptations) reviewed on pitchfork today!
― johnny crunch, Thursday, 18 June 2009 11:23 (6 years ago) Permalink
is that getting talked about anywhere on ilm? i'm really loving it. the best part is there might not be a single handclap sample on the whole thing...
― W i l l, Thursday, 2 July 2009 14:44 (6 years ago) Permalink
i spoke too soon...but that's ok
― W i l l, Thursday, 2 July 2009 14:47 (6 years ago) Permalink
coincidentally, i played blondie earlier this week. still great. must check out the mix
― willem, Thursday, 2 July 2009 14:53 (6 years ago) Permalink
yeah, adaptations is lovely
― braveclub, Thursday, 9 July 2009 16:17 (6 years ago) Permalink
There doesn't seem to much talk about Meine Zarten Pfoten, Ada's latest album that came out last year... I got a copy a few days ago, and I think it's quite good!
I wasn't that impressed with Blondie, but I loved Adaptations, so at first I was a bit disappointed how very chilled out the new album is; not many dance beats on it, and plenty of "girlish" vocals. But after a few listens, I really began to like it. There's a mellow, embracing, almost womb-like mixture of sweet synth sounds and acoustic guitars all through is length... "Happy Birthday" could've done without the semi-irritating vocal effects, and the last track (not counting the hidden track) feels a bit extraneous, but other than that there aren't many flaws to it.
I guess it's a bit weird that an album (not a mixtape like Adaptations) credited to Ada starts with what is essentially a remix of a Luscious Jackson tune, but listening to the original, she has only taken the vocals from it, and everything else is new, so it still sounds like an Ada tune. There a two other tunes credited to other acts on the album, but I think they are cover versions and not remixes of the original? Though it doesn't matter what the source is, Meine Zarten Pfoten still feels like a coherent whole.
― Tuomas, Friday, 17 February 2012 12:07 (4 years ago) Permalink
yeah i liked it quite a bit - more pastoral than i was expecting, it didn't blow my mind like blondie, but always nice to hear from ada.
my favourite things she's done are the most grinding and driving - "i love asphalt" and "arriba amoeba" in partic
― if u leave imma crank wu-tang in my black matte truck (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink