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Objects for an Ideal Home
Opiate
Objects for an Ideal Home
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
 
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Techno/electronica - AKA Thomas Knak (1/3 of Future Three and 1/2 of James Bong) with 15 Tracks of Experimental Electronica and Drum and Bass Ambience.

      
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All Artists: Opiate
Title: Objects for an Ideal Home
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: April
Release Date: 8/14/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Trip-Hop, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5709498102924, 4015698064711

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Techno/electronica - AKA Thomas Knak (1/3 of Future Three and 1/2 of James Bong) with 15 Tracks of Experimental Electronica and Drum and Bass Ambience.
 

CD Reviews

Good idm stuff
E. B. Kendall | Buffalo, N.Y. USA | 06/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"the review on allmusic hits the nail on the head:
"Sweet, candid, and uncluttered, Thomas Knak's full-length debut as Opiate helped introduce elements of the everyday into electronic music's ongoing dialogue. As implied by song titles such as "Toothpaste," "Quick Save on a Sunday," "Monday Nightcap," and "Tennis at Wimbledon," this is music more enamored with the ennui of day-to-day life than with future rhetoric or machine fetishism. That human position is reflected in Knak's arrangements, which are infused with a warmth that conjures images of comfort and domestication. Since Knak (who is also the founder and head of electronic boutique label Hobby Industries) favors a less-is-more approach, Objects for an Ideal Home relies on space, subtle interplay, and simple melody for impact. "Try a Balloon" and "Below Minus 4" are good overall signposts for the album; both employ single melodic motifs over chattering rhythms and subsist by toying with timings and counter-rhythms rather than introducing new instruments into the mix. Perhaps this elegance was what won Björk over; after hearing Objects for an Ideal Home for the first time in 2000, she was moved to contact him. As a result, the pair eventually co-wrote "Undo" and "Cocoon," both of which appeared on 2001's Vespertine""
Thomas Knak, Opiate : objects for an ideal home.
William | Denmark | 08/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mr. Knaks (or DJ opiate) exsclusive style is very refreshing, and is very difficult to describe, some would call it easy listening, others would call it chill-techno, i just call it excellent. The beat is slow on most tracks, compared to te array of modern electronic music there is on offer today, but its still active enough, that it can make you want to "wave your arms like you just dont care" all in all, a recommendable album for all ages."