October 2, 2007

Euro-Cruuuuuunnnk!!! [Modeselektor]



Modeselektor have been churning out some of the more exciting techno and electronic music these days. Their debut album, “Hello Mom!,” was a collage of sound, piecing together differing styles of electronic music to create a well-varied but ultimately disjointed piece of music. Filled with IDM, glitch-hop and emotive techno, “Hello Mom!” was very enjoyable but never felt like a true album. Enter Modeselektor’s second work, “Happy Birthday!"

While the Phorks will disagree, “Happy Birthday!” is a cohesive body of work, sounding more interconnected than Modeselektor’s first album. The multiple electronic influences are still there, but they have ultimately been filtered through the group’s now more nurtured, unique “Euro-crunk” sound. Fusing the best elements of dirty techno with the grittiness of hip-hop, Modeselektor and their signature sound are defining themselves in an oversaturated European techno market. Much of this development has been nurtured on Modeselektor’s label, BPitch Control, which is well known in electronic circles as pumping out some of the grittiest, dirtiest and crunchiest electronic music in all the land, with standout artists such as Ellen Allien, Smash TV and the MFA. You can get further enlightened on Bpitch at my blog here (shameless plug!).




I have posted a couple of tracks from “Happy Birthday!” that define Modeselektor’s signature sound, “2000007” and “Let Your Love Grow Moderate.” “200007” is the successor to the excellent “Dancing Box” (also posted) from “Hello Mom!,” employing cut-up vocal work from rapper TTC. “Let Your Love Grow Moderate,” on the other hand, can be best classified as a “sensitive banger,” coupling a propulsive rhythm with emotive synths and Paul St. Hilaire’s tongue-twisting vocal work.



One final note: Thom Yorke is on the album. Cheers!




Dancing Box feat. TTC [Hello Mom! LP, 2005]

200007 feat. TTC [Happy Birthday! LP, 2007]
Let Your Love Grow Moderate feat. Paul St.Hilaire [Happy Birthday! LP, 2007]

7 comments:

mcvmcv said...

haha that's got to be our next tag, "sensitive bangers"

Justin said...

Sometimes you feel like sheddin' a tear on the dance floor...

Miguel said...

yay much love for modeselektor!

Anonymous said...

WOW cant believe you like them too!
have you heard the silikon (sirius Mo Remix)?

-mIke

mcvmcv said...

yo mike, this post was written by my homie justin, but these tracks have totally blown me away, i listen to them almost every day at work. i haven't heard that remix... hook it up!

Anonymous said...

wait whoops, i meant the slow mo(i think it is) remix...alright ill upload them to sendspace or soemthing in a min and post the link.

Anonymous said...

here you go dan http://www.zshare.net/download/3445021e52ab6b/

4 solid remixes but definatly check out the sirius mo remix its my personal favorite.

mIke