Let's give Ada's "Blondie" it's own thread...

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Sternhagel is actually available on itunes.

jergins (jergins), Thursday, 13 April 2006 15:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Weird, I swear it wasn't when I looked the other day. In any case, thanks for the Juno link, Michael. I probably need to listen to more of the artist albums on Areal before passing judgement, but Ada's stuff always seems like a more playful, melodic version of what the label is doing as a whole. Sternhagel has these little interjections that really set off the layers of the song.

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"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). "

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

5 years since 'Blondie'?!

baaderonixx, Thursday, 18 June 2009 09:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow. Lovely LP.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 18 June 2009 10:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

new compilation (adaptations) reviewed on pitchfork today!

johnny crunch, Thursday, 18 June 2009 11:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

i spoke too soon...but that's ok

W i l l, Thursday, 2 July 2009 14:47 (eight years ago) Permalink


coincidentally, i played blondie earlier this week. still great. must check out the mix

willem, Thursday, 2 July 2009 14:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, adaptations is lovely

braveclub, Thursday, 9 July 2009 16:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

What ever happeend to her? Blondie still holds up

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 13:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

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