Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Crime of Century
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
Listen to Samples
I agree with the Berliner
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a hidden gem of a record, as are most of the releases issued by the Bungalow label. For a sampling of like music, check out the Ro 3003 compilation."
A Mixed Bag
W. Davidson | Melbourne, Australia | 11/06/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Crime of The Century is a bewildering and sometimes rewarding experience. Every track differs from the one before it, much like a compilation album that hangs together, just. The standout song is definitely "Ride My Bike" (ignore the terrible remixed version on the Atomiumcompilation CD, this is the real deal). Ride My Bike is quirky, sexy and catchy and a great pop song. Another great track is "Etchi na Fruutsu Sarada" with its wild electronics and gorgeous breathy Japanese vocals (courtesy of Simone who apparently does not possess a surname). But it doesn't end there, add to this songs constructed of weird samples and sounds from the bizzaro end of the lounge and then you know what you're in for, well, sort of. Not everything is successful, the song where they sing the album credits for example is an mind-boggling lowlight. Parts of the album lack the class of the tracks mentioned above and often degenerates into sophomoric humour, the lyrics to "Whole Lotta Weasel" are basically unfunny schoolboy sex-jokes. "So Gut" is ruined by the end of the song when the track abruptly stops and you are treated to the sound of someone smashing up the record player. I think the idea is that someone is upset with them and wants to stop the record from playing. It seems an unnecessary way to end a rather good song just to satisfy the band's in-joke. I believe the follow up to this album is now out, but I'd have to hear some of it before taking the plunge again. Where this album is good it is phenomenally great, where it's bad , ooooh-wee, it stinks."
Voll geil, alta!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is lovely stuff fresh from the kitschy sound-museum within the warped minds of two german masters of self-stylization. own the record and be sure to not find anyone you can talk to about it. this is the perfect SECRET "best album of the year"! one star off for completely insufficient lenght of album -- it should be running at least until you drop dead for awe and inspiration!"