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Kodagain / Speed Up
Album:Speed Up Collection:General
Artist:Kodagain Added:11/2009
Label:Slusaj Najglasnije! 

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Add Date:2010-12-12 Pull Date:2011-02-13 
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Album Review
Claire Woodard
Reviewed 2010-12-02 
Kodagain, Speed Up
These songs are short and very kooky. All are in English (though some are much easier to understand than others). Some tracks are pretty straight-laced and just sound like a very distorted and foreign imitation of The Smiths, while others are absolutely crazy and involve many high/cramped voices (think munchkins). Also a lot of robot-esque voices and fun/bizarre synth stuff. Actually a lot of these tracks sound like The Magnetic Fields too, now that I think of it. No FCCs. Recommended tracks: 6, 7, 11, 18, 19, 22.
Reviewed by Klayr

1. Hyper echoey rendition of a Robert Graves poem. This is how I imagine it would sound if a bunch of harpies sang. [1:16]
2. Really short lullaby, very silly lyrics. [0:46]
3. James Joyce poem put to music-- kind of Smiths-y sounding... [1:47]
4. Creepy robo-techno rendition of Baba Black Sheep. [1:30]
5. Synthy, silly instrumentation with innocent, sweet vocals. [1:37]
6. Sounds like elves on speed, singing about happy feet. What more could you want? [2:17]
7. Sappy voice that is quivery and rich, and sounds like an old woman. A very pretty ballad. [1:03]
8. Early 80’s vibe, like the Ramones underwater, and sped up. [1:34]
9. So synthy. Aaaand sung by a munchkin. This song is nuts. [1:36]
10. More echoy harpies, but harmonized, and with a pseudo organ in the background. [1:02]
11. Bouncing, atonal, and crazy rendition of I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm. [1:59]
12. Bizarre Christmas tune, with bells and vaguely Irish sounding singer. [1:28]
13. Robo-zombies chanting about peanuts, with very sparse instrumentation (piano, some sort of maracas type thing). [2:41]
14. Pleasant and somehow Scottish (?) sounding tune, with whistling. [0:51]
15. Haunting, Halloweeny track, appropriately called “Spooky Song” [1:11]
16. Call and response between a man and a bunch of munchkins. Swirly synth in the background and absurd lyrics. My favorite is when they all sing together. [1:22]
17. Hilarious song about what sounds like “tree blind mice.” Very accented main singer, with high-pitched chorus which joins for every other line. Background sounds like the soundtrack to an Atari game. [1:47]
18. Kodagain does The Smiths, with a T.S. Eliot poem as lyrics. Win. [2:01]
19. Robotic vampire elves sing, or rather chant, Dean Martin’s “Three Wishes.” [1:19]
20. You’ve never heard “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” sung like this... it sounds like it’s from The Twilight Zone. [1:41]
21. A bit of a strain on the ears, but if you’re into crazy harmonies and screaming synths, with sappy 80s vocalists, you’ll love it. [0:38]
22. Cyborgs imitating Morrissey, while singing a very nontraditional version of White Christmas, with buzzing robo-insects as accompaniment. [1:12]
23. Back to the high pitched creatures, with a rather upbeat track that sounds like The Magnetic Fields.
24. Lewis Carroll poem as lyrics, pretty straightforward vocals/instrumentation compared to the rest of the album. [1:26]

Track Listing
1.A Child's Nightmare - Robert Graves 13.Found The Peanut (Just Now)
2.Are You Pink And Green 14.My Sister Laura - Spike Milligan
3.Sleep Now, O Sleep Now - James Joyce 15.Spooky Song
4.Baba Black Sheep 16.There Was A Tree
5.Father's Whiskers 17.Three Blind Mouse
6.Happy Feet - Al Stillman 18.Eyes That Last I Saw In Tears - T.S. Eliot
7.I Don't Know Why - T. Benett 19.Three Wishes - Dean Martin
8.I Want To Go With The One - Bertolt Brecht 20.Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
9.I'm Nut 21.When Someone Thinks You're Wonderful
10.I'm So Afraid Of You 22.White Christmas Speed - Irving Berlin
11.I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Irving Berlin 23.Won't You Surrender - Fred Wise
12.Jelly Telly 24.Echoes - Lewis Carroll