Hello Mom!

October 6, 2006 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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  • Original Release Date: September 26, 2005
  • Label: BPitch Control
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 BPitch Control
  • Total Length: 1:00:02
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  • ASIN: B002CN3M5S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,545 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pietro Da Sacco on January 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
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(01.13.06) I don't know very well the output of Bpitch Control, but I constantly followed the releases of two artsits that I found fresh and amusing, namely DJ Feadz and Modeselektor. While I am still waiting for a CD full of raw breaks and blunted hip-hop by the French mad scratcher Feadz, the Modeselektor duo recently put out this Hello Mom!, which sometimes fulfills my expectations with party grooves, but in some places gets a bit anonymous. The start is very good though, "Dancingbox" is a jumping hip-hop number, made irresistible by the hiccuping lyrics of TTC, "Die Clubnumber" is a massive technoid breakbeat piece and "Tetrispack" is a slow paced, minimal and bleepy stomper that represents perfectly the weird attitude of Modeselektor. Shortly after there's "The Rapanthem," that uses the beat from O.D.B.'s (R.I.P.) "Got Your Money," but I can't decide if it's a tribute, a cover, a bootleg or whatsoever. It doesn't matter, because the track just after will get immediately your attention and you'll feel the urge to crank the volume up: "Kill Bill vol.4" it's a four-to-the-floor techno hammer, fuelled up with electrified synths and bass, the perfect tune to turn upside down the audience on a dance floor or you own car, blasting it in your stereo and terrorizing the neighborhood. "Ziq Zaq" calms down the atmosphere with a smooth Detroit beat and mellow synths, and while not so aggressive as "Kill Bill," it's either very danceable and enjoyable.

When the tunes are bouncy and sparkling, Modeselktor's music is lovely, but when they go too IDM I begin to lose attention. It's the case of "Vote Or Die" and "Earth," two placid tracks in the vein of Plaid, they're indeed nice but they break the funky flow I was enjoying before.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ulysses Flounder on June 23, 2006
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Modeselektor has a lot in common with Monty Python. Both are nonsensical and silly. Both are as baffling as they are funny. Both seem to be the product of diseased minds on drugs.

And that's their charm. For those of you who first met Modeselektor through their free single on iTunes, I warn you that the rest of the album bears little resemblance to the hard-edged grime of "Silikon" (good song, BTW). Those reponsible for Modeselektor seem like the kind of people who are much more interested in whoopie cushions and bongs than angst or politics.

And thank goodness for it, too. "Hello Mom!" is a breath of fresh air in our age of pretention and cynicism. This album is pure, unadulterated fun, the musical equivalent to Duchamp's urinal. It may grate on your nerves (as it sometimes grates on mine), but for those times when you want a laugh, there's no better soundtrack than Modeselektor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Hyland on May 2, 2007
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The opening cut from "Hello Mom!", Dancing Box takes vocals from France's TTC and cuts, splices, dices, and pastes them all back together in a track that is contradictorily choppy and yet oh-so-smooth. If you took Daft Punk and threw them in a blender, they might come out sounding like this.

Silikon gives Sasha Perera the same cut-and-paste treatment, and Tetrispack is reminiscent of a youth spent playing way too many video games. The rest of the album is also worthwhile, ranging from the catchy electro of Die Clubnummer to the dark glitchiness of Earth. All in all, it's solid from first to last, but Dancing Box is the track you'll keep coming back to.
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By D. Shi on November 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The anticipated full album by the German group Modeselektor reveals their humorous side in the beginning tracks but moves into a deeper electronic/trance/IDM feel. Being a popper and a bboy, I got the album looking for an alternative to the break beat. Some tracks have a very industrial feel similar to Autechre, while others are more ambient like something off a Boards of Canada album. Definitely worth the purchase if you're into Autechre, Boards of Canada, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Mr. Oizo, etc. This album will ease you into a funky-ish groove and hold you in there----
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