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|Felix Da Housecat|
Metropolis Present Day: Thee Album
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
One of the few albums originally released on the Radikal Fear, Felix's early house imprint on[PIAS]. It is an intriguingly diverse album showcasing the groundbreaking production skills that had already made him an undergro... more »
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One of the few albums originally released on the Radikal Fear, Felix's early house imprint on[PIAS]. It is an intriguingly diverse album showcasing the groundbreaking production skills that had already made him an underground star in the DJ world. In addition to key singes "Metropolis" and "Footsteps of Rage!," the album also contains timeless tracks like "Somekinda Special" and "Marine Mood."
All that glitz is gold
Russell E. Scott | Austin, TX | 02/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Metropolis Present Day? "Thee Album" was actually written, recorded, produced, and Mixed by Felix da Housecat back in 1995. I don't know the whole story but back then this type music was so far underground it seldom saw the light of day. Personally, I didn't catch up with this guy until he was cleverly disguised as Maddkatt Courtship and his futuristic read on electronic music circa 2011 on the I Know Electrikboy album in 1999. Next came the giddy up Kitten & Thee Glitz album in latter part of 2001. Both these album were so off the board and novel in their approach that they garnered unanimous praise and critical acclaim. Felix has always had a knack for a symbiotic blend of things retro, current, and futuristic. This keeps the sound fresh, alive, and so far left of predictability that you're continuously caught off guard. The fact that Metropolis Present Day has been resurrected can only be a beacon of light in those troubled waters of saturation. In the hurry to get more electronica to the market while the fire is still hot, we've been undulated with marginal artist and various compilations to the point of boredom and tears. Enter Felix da Housecat and his never-ending bag of tricks. He's a one-man band and circus wunderkind. You know you're in for something de' regular with the opening Cycle Spin. Some of the material presented here could be delegated to the soundtrack category - case point: Marine Mood, Submarine, Footsteps of Rage, Trippin On A Trip, and Thee Dawn. Think Boards of Canada meets Vangelis or Giorgio Moroder. Then there are the ballads - B 4 Wuz Then, Little Bloo (complete with guitar for a daunting mood swing) and Somekinda Special where Felix enunciates "you think you're special, well so do I" - as I do also. This album has more reverence today than yesterday, and then there's all tomorrow's parties."