Ratatat - Ratatat album
Ratatat is the self-titled debut album from the Brooklyn-based electronic duo of the same name. It was recorded between July 2001 and May 2003 in bassist Evan Mast's Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment and mixed in June 2003 before its release on April 20, 2004. The album is essentially instrumental, although it has occasional voice excerpts (referred to in the liner notes as "spoken interludes") by local MC and rapper Young Churf.
Stroud and Mast originally met as students at Skidmore College, but did not work together musically until 2001, when their project was named Cherry (later the name of the final song on their debut album).
Ratatat is also good old-fashioned rock. Desert Eagle" has a sing-songy quality that explains why so many people have been trying to put words to these tunes since Mast and Stroud started performing together as Cherry last year. Unsurprisingly, the effect is intensely pleasurable, giving the album a warm and almost amniotic sense of immediacy. But a womb can also be a prison. Despite the risk of claustrophobia, Ratatat keep the oxygen flowing with well-proportioned chord cycles backed by spare, expansive beats.
Classics (Ratatat album). As with their first album, Classics is almost entirely instrumental, with the only exception being a large cat-like sound sample used in "Wildcat This album produced three singles: "Lex", "Wildcat", and "Loud Pipes". The track "Tropicana" was featured in the 2007 film "Knocked Up". Track listing.
Further blurring the boundaries between electronic music and rock, Ratatat's self-titled debut album mixes Evan Mast's fractured but propulsive beats and woozy analog synths with Mike Stroud's loud, yet somehow subtle, guitars. Come to think of it, "loud yet subtle" neatly sums up the instrumental duo's approach - while their sound can pack a formidable punch, it's also atmospheric.
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- Phonographic Copyright (p) – XL Recordings Ltd.
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 634904017224
|XLLP172||Ratatat||Ratatat (LP, Album, Gat)||XL Recordings||XLLP172||UK||2004|
|XLCD172||Ratatat||Ratatat (CD, Album)||Soyuz Music, XL Recordings||XLCD172||Russia||2005|
|XLCD172P||Ratatat||Ratatat (CD, Album, Promo)||XL Recordings||XLCD172P||UK||2004|
|XLCD 172||Ratatat||Ratatat (CD, Album, Promo)||XL Recordings||XLCD 172||US||2004|
|2691-2||Ratatat||Ratatat (CD, Album)||Sum Records||2691-2||Brazil||2004|