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  • The Bling Ring Soundtrack (Bend In Cover) (On Sale) The Bling Ring Soundtrack (Bend In Cover) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Bling Ring Soundtrack (Bend In Cover) (On Sale)

    Def Jam releases the official soundtrack for The Bling Ring-- the new Sofia Coppola-directed, Emma Watson-starring film based on the true story of a group of kids in L.A. who robbed celebrities' homes.


    The film was scored by Daniel Lopatin, aka synth experimentalist Oneohtrix Point Never, working with with longtime Coppola collaborator Brian Reitzell. Reitzell also served as the executive soundtrack producer and music supervisor, putting together a very eclectic mix of rap (Kanye, Azealia Banks, Rick Ross) and krautrock (Klaus Schulze, Can) plus the likes of Sleigh Bells, M.I.A., Frank Ocean, and Phoenix.


    Lopatin and Reitzell previously worked on music for the Kelsey Grammer-starring television show Boss. Reitzell previously worked with Coppola on Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation, and The Virgin Suicides. Lopatin and Reitzell also collaborated on a track for the Bling Ring soundtrack, Bling Ring Suite.

    1. Crown On The Ground - Sleigh Bells
    2. 9 Piece - Rick Ross ft. Lil Wayne
    3. Sunshine - Rye Rye ft. M.I.A.
    4. 212 - Azealia Banks
    5. Ouroboros - Onehotrix Point Never
    6. Money Machine - 2 Chainz
    7. Bad Girls - M.I.A.
    8. All of the Lights - Kanye West
    9. Drop It Low - Ester Dean ft. Chris Brown
    10. Gucci Bag - Reema Major
    11. Halleluwah - Can
    12. Power - Kanye West
    13. Freeze - Klaus Schultze
    14. FML - deadmau5
    15. Bling Ring Suite - Brian Reitzell & Daniel Lopatin
    16. Bankrupt! - Phoenix
    17. Super Rich Kids - Frank Ocean ft. Earl Sweatshirt
    Various Artists
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    The Bling Ring Soundtrack

    Def Jam releases the official soundtrack for The Bling Ring-- the new Sofia Coppola-directed, Emma Watson-starring film based on the true story of a group of kids in L.A. who robbed celebrities' homes.


    The film was scored by Daniel Lopatin, aka synth experimentalist Oneohtrix Point Never, working with with longtime Coppola collaborator Brian Reitzell. Reitzell also served as the executive soundtrack producer and music supervisor, putting together a very eclectic mix of rap (Kanye, Azealia Banks, Rick Ross) and krautrock (Klaus Schulze, Can) plus the likes of Sleigh Bells, M.I.A., Frank Ocean, and Phoenix.


    Lopatin and Reitzell previously worked on music for the Kelsey Grammer-starring television show Boss. Reitzell previously worked with Coppola on Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation, and The Virgin Suicides. Lopatin and Reitzell also collaborated on a track for the Bling Ring soundtrack, Bling Ring Suite.

    1. Crown On The Ground - Sleigh Bells
    2. 9 Piece - Rick Ross ft. Lil Wayne
    3. Sunshine - Rye Rye ft. M.I.A.
    4. 212 - Azealia Banks
    5. Ouroboros - Onehotrix Point Never
    6. Money Machine - 2 Chainz
    7. Bad Girls - M.I.A.
    8. All of the Lights - Kanye West
    9. Drop It Low - Ester Dean ft. Chris Brown
    10. Gucci Bag - Reema Major
    11. Halleluwah - Can
    12. Power - Kanye West
    13. Freeze - Klaus Schultze
    14. FML - deadmau5
    15. Bling Ring Suite - Brian Reitzell & Daniel Lopatin
    16. Bankrupt! - Phoenix
    17. Super Rich Kids - Frank Ocean ft. Earl Sweatshirt
    Various Artists
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  • The Caliph's Tea Party (On Sale) The Caliph's Tea Party (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Caliph's Tea Party (On Sale)

    For The Caliph's Tea Party, Gonjasufi assembled a collection of artists in his musical world and invited them to exchange ideas. In this spirit, the symbolic and musical centerpiece of the album, as well as its namesake, is the result of the mutual admiration formed between Gonjasufi and Broadcast and The Focus Group. A bewitching, drastic re-working of DedNd it takes the form of a suite of layered compositions and radiophonic transmissions.



    Elsewhere, reinterpretations from new talents shine while established artists continue to surprise. Mark Pritchard (Harmonic313, Africa Hitech) channels Ennio Morricone with epic orchestral dystopia on his remix of Ancestors while retaining the inherent gravity of Flying Lotus' original production. Young guns Shlomo and Jeremiah Jae eschew their labeling as beatmakers and tap into a fractured emotional core within Change and Holidays, respectively, giving them new leases on life as subtly mechanized melancholia. Bibio smooths out the rough edges of Candylane for a remix indebted to the 1980's R&B leftfield, while Brooklyn's Bear In Heaven and Oneohtrix Point Never deal in heavy motorik meditations and ethereal musique concrete.

    1. Ancestors ((Dreamtime) Mark Pritchard Rmx)
    2. Candylane (Bibio Remix)
    3. Ageing (Dam Mantle Remix)
    4. The Caliph's Tea Party (Broadcast & The Focus Group
    5. Kobwebz (Jeremiah Jae Remix)
    6. Love Of Reign (Bear In Heaven Remix)
    7. She's Gone (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)
    8. Holidays (MRR Remix)
    9. Change (Shlohmo Remix)
    10. My Only Friend (Hezus Remix)
    11. DedNd (agdm Remix)
    12. SuzieQ (Dem Hunger Bowel Blood Remix)
    Gonjasufi
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  • R Plus Seven R Plus Seven Quick View

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    R Plus Seven

    Oneohtrix Point Never's Warp debut, R Plus Seven, features his most forward thinking compositions yet. Drawing from choral work for Saatchi and Doug Aitken's Hirshhorn installation combined with themes of interactive fiction, OPN recorded RP7 as a kind of choose your own adventure from his past ambient work and new pop pallete.
    1. Boring Angel
    2. Americans
    3. He She
    4. Inside World
    5. Zebra
    6. Along
    7. Problem Areas
    8. Cryo
    9. Still Life
    10. Chrome Country
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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  • The Fall Into Time The Fall Into Time Quick View

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    The Fall Into Time

    A collection of previously unreleased and rare recordings from Oneohtrix Point Never: Blue Drive and KGB Nights were originally released on the KGB Nights/Blue Drive cassette in 2009. The Trouble With Being Born was recorded at Issue Project Room on April 21, 2009 and originally released on the Scenes With Curved Opejcts cassette. Sand Partina and Memory Vague were originally released on a Caboladies/Oneohtrix Point Never split cassette in 2009. Melancholy Descriptions of Simple 3D Environments aired on rare frequency, WZBC 90.3 FM on July 23, 2009, and was originally released on the Scenes With Curved Objects cassette.
    1. Blue Drive
    2. The Trouble With Being Born
    3. Sand Partina
    4. Melancholy Descriptions Of Simple 3D Environments
    5. Memory Vague
    6. KGB Nights
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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  • Russian Mind Russian Mind Quick View

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    Russian Mind

    The haunting electronic animus of Russian Mind, another chapter in Lopatin's journey, is underscored with a natural growth which sees Lopatin developing his unabashed worship of the polysynth as a free standing musical apparatus towards a fully realized Oneohtrix Point Never world of sound; at once incorporating synth prog, modern noise, early techno, drone, minimalism and computer music.
    1. Months
    2. Physical Memory
    3. Grief And Repetition
    4. Russian Mind
    5. Time Decanted
    6. Immanence
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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  • Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Quick View

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    Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Includes Poster Insert

    Oneohtrix Point Never returns with his new album Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack out on Warp Records. Rapturously received by Cannes film critics, Good Time is directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and stars Robert Pattinson (in a widely regarded career best performance) and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The hypnotic crime thriller follows Pattinson's Connie in a twisted odyssey through the New York underworld in a desperate attempt to get his brother out of jail. Oneohtrix Point Never received the prestigious Cannes Soundtrack Award at this year's 70th-anniversary edition of the festival for his visceral original score for Good Time. OPN was in competition with the likes of Jonny Greenwood, Jed Kurzel, and Ibrahim Maalouf and took home the celebrated prize. The score will be released alongside the film on a 2xLP vinyl with poster insert.

    1. Good Time
    2. Bail Bonds
    3. 6th Floor
    4. Hospital Escape / Access-a-ride
    5. Ray Wakes Up
    6. Entry To White Castle
    7. Flashback
    8. Adventurers
    9. Romance Apocalypse
    10. The Acid Hits
    11. Leaving The Park
    12. Connie
    13. The Pure And The Damned (feat. Iggy Pop)
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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    Drawn And Quartered

    A collection of previously unreleased and rare recordings from Oneohtrix Point Never: Lovergirls Precinct was originally released on an OPN/Outer Space split cassette in 2009. Ships Without Meaning was originally released on the Ruined Lives cassette in 2008. Terminator Lake and Transmat Memories were originally found on the Transmat Memories cassette in 2008. A Pact Between Strangers and When I Get Back From New York were originally released on A Pact Between Strangers CD in 2008, and I Know It's Taking Pictures From Another Plane (Inside Your Sun) was originally released on Young Beldnahga on CD in 2009.
    1. Lovergirls Precinct
    2. Ships Without Meaning
    3. Terminator Lake
    4. Transmat Memories
    5. A Pact Between Strangers
    6. When I Get Back From New York
    7. I Know It's Taking Pictures From Another Plane (Inside Your Sun)
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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    Zones Without People

    Whether paired with Taylor Richardson (Infinity Window) or solo (Oneohtrix Point Never), Daniel Lopatin rarely strays from the world of science fiction. Each synthesized note; each string of composition; each fractured note a piece of a world once brought to us by Carl Sagan and Leonard Nimoy. Zones Without People continues to explore the vast virginal openness that is space-and like the atmosphere he deftly reproduces in sound, Lopatin's boundaries are always contracting and expanding to create music for all beings of the universe.


    Zones Without People is the spastic cousin of Clint Mansell's soundtrack to the sci-fi film, Moon. Where Mansell built spatial melodies around isolation, Lopatin's synth-and-bleep collage bridges the emptiness of space with the fertile imagination of the science geek in all of us. Zones Without People is the sound of haywire robots (Learning to Control Myself), malfunctioning spacecrafts (Format and Journey North), and shooting stars (Hyperdawn) all wrapped within the universe's infinite expansion. Rather than separate his 8-bit sound effects and his lush synth drones, Lopatin marries the two in perfect harmony. The mechanisms we've associated with space exploration thanks to countless films and documentaries are funneled through Lopatin's rich textures, producing the quintessential sci-fi album for anyone who adores how previous generations interpreted the music of the planets.


    Daniel Lopatin does not shy away from the sounds of high school science films nor is he afraid of creating music with boundaries, which is why Zones Without People will continually amaze. Lopatin's latest puts a whole new spin on the clichÉ, It's a grower-as just in space, Zones Without People is ever-growing with the reverberations of one big bang.

    -Justin Spicer

    1. Computer Vision
    2. Format & Journey North
    3. Zones Without People
    4. Learning To Control Myself
    5. Disconnecting Entirely
    6. Emil Cioran
    7. Hyperdawn
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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    Betrayed In The Octagon

    In Betrayed In The Octagon, Boston-native Daniel Lopatin produces a unique and gripping, but nebulous brand of ambient-noise. His proclivities span the spectrum from hazy, drone-like tones and noise orchestras to heavily sequenced and layered synthesizer pieces reminiscent of nature documentaries and Boards of Canada. The integration of these two approaches gives Betrayed in the Octagon an uneasy feel, like a science fiction nightmare come to life.

    -Lucas Schleicher
    1. Woe Is The Transgression I
    2. Behind The Bank
    3. Eyeballs
    4. Betrayed In The Octagon
    5. Woe Is The Transgression II
    6. Parallel Minds
    7. Laser To Laser
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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  • Bleep: 10 Bleep: 10 Quick View

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    Bleep: 10

    On May 6th, Bleep will release Bleep:10, a compilation of new and exclusive tracks from some of electronic music's leading artists, including Autechre, Fuck Buttons, Machinedrum, Modeselektor, Shackleton, Lone and Oneohtrix Point Never.The compilation celebrates ten years of Bleep by focusing on some of the key figures in electronic music over the past 10 years. Represented here are a wide range of labels, scenes and genres that have emerged over the last decade and that continue to influence the coming decade.
    1. Gas: Die Wand
    2. Lone: Lizard King
    3. Machinedrum: aeolia
    4. Oneohtrix Point Never: Need
    5. Modeselektor: I'm not into Twerk, I'm into KrafTwerk
    6. Untold: That Horn Track
    7. Fuck Buttons: Brainfreeze (Alt. mix)
    8. Dabrye: Click Clack
    9. Autechre: SYptixed
    10. Shackleton: Ganda Rising
    11. Nosaj Thing: Particles Aligned
    12. -Ziq: Hedges
    13. Byetone: Morning
    14. Nathan Fake: Vanish North
    Various Artists
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  • The Flower Lane (Awaiting Repress) The Flower Lane (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Flower Lane (Awaiting Repress)

    Ducktails, the increasingly less "solo" endeavor of Matt Mondanile (Real Estate, guitarist), is set to release The Flower Lane, which is the project's fourth album and his first for Domino Recording Co. Recorded and mixed over the summer of 2012 with Al Carlson (Peaking Lights, Oneohtrix Point Never) as Mondanile's hectic schedule as a concurrent member of Real Estate began to wind down after a year in support of their Domino debut album, Days. Taking a tangential turn away from solo home-recording of past releases toward the more collaborative environment of the studio, Mondanile roped in close friends and colleagues to make something more adventurous yet easy-going. Support came in many forms, from the backing of the New Jersey band Big Troubles (Slumberland) to contributions from Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Joel Ford (Ford + Lopatin), Madeline Follin (Cults) and Sam Mehran (Outer Limitz), to name just a few. The ten songs on The Flower Lane move across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout.
    1. Ivy Covered House
    2. The Flower Lane
    3. Under Cover
    4. Timothy Shy
    5. Planet Phrom
    6. Assistant Director
    7. Sedan Magic
    8. International Date Line
    9. Letter Of Intent
    10. Academy Avenue
    Ducktails
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  • Solarispellis Solarispellis Quick View

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    Solarispellis

    A playful electronic musical journey evocative of Eno's Music For Films, Oneohtrix Point Never, 8-bit soundtracks and prog-infused 70s synth epics; but executed with a rigorous conceptual framework worthy of John Cage or the radical film experiments of Lars Von Trier. Solarispellis is the follow up to Arandel's 2010 debut album In D and similarly continues to be entirely in his signature key (a nod to minimalist godfather Terry Riley). From woozy electronica to emotive techno and the most vertiginous krautrock - the tempos, Moods and subjects are intertwined, covering an array of musical territories despite the uniformity of the tonic note and chord. There is a paradox to the the intricate beauty of Solarispellis; an almost symphonic album recorded in the living room of a small apartment. The sounds suggest harpsichord, piano, organ or drops of water on a hot tin roof although almost every sound you hear was synthesized. There's a scholarly approach to the music but it does not require any effort on the audience's part.
    1. Opening Section
    2. Section 7
    3. Section 11
    4. Interlude (Variation on Section 12)
    5. Section 9
    6. Section 10 (1st & 2nd Movements)
    7. Section 13
    8. Interlude (Variation on Section 6)
    9. Section 12
    10. Section 10 (3rd Movement)
    11. Section 8
    12. Finale Section
    Arandel
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  • Boo Boo Boo Boo Quick View

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    Boo Boo

    After 7 years of touring and recording, I found myself becoming self conscious about my position in life as a"famous" person, or at least my version of whatever that is. My dreams had become my reality, yet I was somehow unable to accept this new environment. I couldn't help but fall into what might be described as an identity crisis. A feedback loop of fearful thoughts left me feeling confused. I felt as though I no longer knew what it was that I actually wanted and needed in and out of life, and at times I felt unable to even tell what was real.

    During this time of personal turmoil, I turned to music as a form of therapy, and it helped me cope with the pain that I was feeling. I'd listen to the same ambient song over and over again, trying to insulate myself from reality.I fell in love with space again.

    By the time I felt ready to begin working on a new record,I knew that this idea of space within music would be something that propelled my new work forward. The artists that were influencing what I was making included everyone from Travis Scott to Daft Punk, Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never, Kashif and Gigi Masin. I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof.I decided that I wanted to make a Pop record with these ideas in mind. That idea for a record is what eventually became Boo Boo.

    LP 1
    1. Mirage
    2. No Show
    3. Mona Lisa
    4. Pavement
    5. Don't Try
    6. Windows


    LP 2
    1. Embarcadero
    2. Girl Like You
    3. You and I
    4. Labyrinth
    5. Inside My Head
    6. W.I.W.W.T.W.

    Toro Y Moi
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  • Tell Me I Belong Tell Me I Belong Quick View

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    Tell Me I Belong

    Jim-E Stack has come a long way. Born and raised in San Francisco, the now
    Brooklyn-based artist born James Harmon Stack cut his musical teeth as a jazz
    drummer, but it wasn't until he entered the world of solo production at the age of 16
    that he found the freedom necessary to write and record how he wanted. After seeing a set from Fade to Mind boss Kingdom in 2009, freeform DJ sets and hybridized
    club music planted the seeds of inspiration in the burgeoning producer. He made
    his first splash with a bass-loaded remix of Nuguzunguzu's "Mirage", and went on
    to release the bright and drum-focused Come Between EP, garnering acclaim from
    international DJs and tastemakers alike.


    Following time spent in New Orleans, James moved to New York in summer of 2012,
    and started the slow process of sketching, refining, and developing the diverse tracks
    that would make up his captivating Tell Me I Belong LP. The album was equally
    fleshed out by looking forwards and backwards, which gives it the kind of purpose
    and cohesiveness many debut outings lack. In every corner of Tell Me I Belong, you
    can hear an artist who reveres classic jazz musicians like John Coltrane and McCoy
    Tyner, experimental pioneers like Steve Reich, and Detroit techno greats Omar-S
    and Robert Hood, but contemporary boundary pushers Arca, Oneohtrix Point Never,
    and Actress are no less inspiring for Stack. "More so than anything, it's really on
    some personal shit," he says of the themes woven into his debut LP. "The time period
    between leaving San Francisco and moving to New York was a tough time for me,
    and the music is kind of a reflection of that, the feeling like you don't belong." The
    music may speak about a kind of alienation, but it also abundantly offers the chance
    of collective experiences in the form of hard-hitting, club-specific dancefloor jams.
    That fearless juxtaposition is the lifeforce of Tell Me I Belong.

    1. Somewheres
    2. Run
    3. Below
    4. Reassuring
    5. Everything To Say
    6. Is It Me
    7. Out Of Mind
    8. Ease Up
    9. Without
    10. Wake
    Jim-E Stack
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  • Joy One Mile Joy One Mile Quick View

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    Joy One Mile

    Stellar OM Source's new album, Joy One Mile, marks a certain and spirited departure
    into worlds unknown. A faithful leap into the infinite beat, Joy One Mile is the most
    forward-reaching effort by Stellar OM Source yet.
    Stellar OM Source originated from Christelle Gualdi's desire to unhinge from her
    academic musical upbringing. A double bassist in the Konigin Katharina Stift
    Schulorchester and a student of music theory at UniversitÉ Paris VIII, Gualdi
    completed her studies in electro-acoustic composition at the Conservatoire de Paris
    after earning an architecture degree.


    The process of Gualdi's "unlearning" began in experimental ensemble settings,
    and it became more recognizable as she moved toward solo performance.
    Stellar OM Source's name is fittingly inspired in part by the pathway to higher
    consciousness and cosmos via one's own voice.


    Gualdi was also inspired by-and also an integral member of-the late aughts
    DIY synthesizer community. Alongside Oneohtrix Point Never, Emeralds and James Ferraro,
    Stellar OM Source's stream of self-released CDRs defined a zeitgeist of artists
    trending away from their noisy roots via polyphonic escapism.


    Based many miles away from her US counterparts in The Hague, South Holland,
    Gualdi received a prophetic sign in 2010 when a regional eBay seller offered her
    a mint Roland TB-303 for a mere €25-or $33. The instantly identifiable sounds of
    the analog bass synthesizer began appearing in Gualdi's studio and live practices.
    By virtue of her many aspirations and the array of hardware that Gualdi brought
    to the table, Joy One Mile took shape in chaos. Where this disorder might cripple
    others, Gualdi's response was energetically and emotionally charged.


    The freedom from form that Gualdi sought with Joy One Mile was ultimately
    obtained, but the severe surge of the finished recordings left her over stimulated.
    Striking a dialogue with Gunnar Wendel (aka Kassem Mosse), Gualdi realized an
    objective opinion and arrangement know how would allow clarity and an even
    greater freedom-that from her own music.


    The singularity of Gualdi's compositions, when pulled back and recalibrated even
    slightly, resemble early era Warp Records, and, by that admission, the wayward
    electro of early-90s Detroit. The abstractions in Gualdi's programming and mutant
    melodies is what keeps Joy One Mile perfectly relegated to outsider status, akin to
    the primitive techno of Esplendor Geometrico and Chris & Cosey

    Side A
    1 Polarity
    2 Par Amour


    Side B
    1 The Range
    2 Trackers


    Side C
    1 Elite Excel
    2 Fascination


    Side D
    1 Natives/Most Answers
    Never Unveiled

    Stellar Om Source
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  • Completement Fou Completement Fou Quick View

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    Completement Fou

    Yelle's third album will be released on the hit-maker's own Kemosabe Records and the team-up makes good sense. Though these Frenchies may not have one of the household names we're used to seeing next to that man's handle (Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Britney Spears) they've long possessed an originality of voice and strength in songwriting that transcends whatever their trappings. Of course, they see it a bit differently. "We just do things we love," says Yelle, nÉe Julie Budet. "This is the only rule we have. At the end of the day this is what makes Yelle: Spontaneity."


    And Yelle once again make an album that is pure Yelle. Complètement Fou is equally wild and wry, celebratory and melancholy, sensual and strange, forceful and full of fun. Cofounder and key composer GrandMarnier (Jean-François Perrier) laid down the frame for each song. Then Luke and his ace team - Oliver, Cirkut, Kool Kojack, A.C, Billboard, JMIKE, and MadMax - amplified what was already there instead of inventing a new identity. Collaboration was new territory, but it was the perfect path forward to advance the bouncy, synthesizer-rich sound of 2011s Safari Disco Club.


    Look no further than the titular track to hear that growth in action: "Complètement Fou" opens with chopped rave keys, round sequencer blips, a mighty low-end kick, and playful effects à la Basement Jaxx. Then comes Yelle's voice - a transcendent thing that compliments those lush electronics so well. While "Coca Sans Bulles" tows the dark/light line between '80s electro oddness and Daft Punk disco, "Jeune Fille Garnement" slinks/surges like the Knife's freaky outrÉ techno. "Ba$$in" swirls rap with Eurodance; "Dire Qu'on Va Tous Mourir" puts R&B through a Oneohtrix filter.


    And then there's "Moteur Action," a song whose summer breeziness suggests a top-down highway ride, oversized sunglasses on, scarf trailing behind. Though knowing Yelle, the lyrics aren't so blithe as those ebullient oohs might have you believe. Our heroine explains the album's primary themes as "relationships, love, bodies, dance, and sensuality, but also death." Ecstasy prevails in parts too. We'll let you seek your own translation of "Nuit de Baise," but "Florence en Italie" was inspired by Stendhal Syndrome, which causes viewers of particularly moving art to swoon and pass out.


    Yelle sought a lyrical partner for Complètement Fou as well: "a French dandy called JÉrôme Echenoz," in her words, though he's best known as Tacteel (of TTC, for those who remember the details of Yelle's 2007 debut, Pop Up). "We used to do everything by ourselves," she says, "but we wanted to open the circle this time around because we love people!" She insists there are no direct dis songs in the vein of "Je Veux Te Voir," only "some winks here and there not personal, more about society." To wit, she counts Votaire's monumental 1759 satire Candide among the LP's influences.


    At the heart of Yelle today is the same spirit that brought the pair formerly known as Julie and Jean-François together, as great friends, in 2000. They initially called their project YEL - an acronym for "You Enjoy Life" - but the exuberant, feminized, Francofied shout they've taken for a moniker suits them perfectly. We yell when we are happy with the world and we yell when we're pissed off at its ways. But we probably yell our best when we're complètement fou.


    - France Rocks

    1. Complètement Fou
    2. Ba$$in
    3. Coca Sans Bulles
    4. Les Soupirs Et Les Refrains
    5. Nuit De Baise I
    6. Toho
    7. Moteur Action
    8. Florence En Italie
    9. Un Jour Viendra
    10. Nuit De Baise II
    11. Jeune Fille Garnement
    12. Dire Qu'on Va Tous Mourir
    13. Bouquet Final
    Yelle
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    Instrumental Tourist

    A collaboration between Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin. The first release in the new Software Studios imprint. Software Studios is a sub-label of Software and is a series of collaborative albums, spearheaded by Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never)
    1. Uptown Psychedelia
    2. Scene From a French Zoo
    3. Vacinnation For Thomas Mann
    4. Instrusions
    5. Whole Earth Tascam
    6. GRM Blue II
    7. GRM Blue III
    8. Racist Drone
    9. Grey Geisha
    10. Instrumental Tourist
    11. Ritual For Consumption
    12. Vaccination
    Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin
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