Appliance / Are You Earthed?
Album: Are You Earthed?   Collection:General
Artist:Appliance   Added:Apr 2003
Label:Mute Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-21 Pull Date: 2003-09-22
Week Ending: Aug 17 Jul 27
Airplays: 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 09, 2011: Music Casserole
Go Native
4. Jul 24, 2003: Off the Path
Tuesday Is Nearly Over
2. Aug 13, 2003: Bite and Hide
Go Native
5. Jul 23, 2003: Bite and Hide
Go Native
3. Jul 24, 2003: Civil Society
Go Native
6. Jul 21, 2003: Radio Red Well
Go Native

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-26
The tick-tock of mechanical rhythms set to medium tempos, warm Moog synth and bass textures, some 808 squiggles, and plaintive, unadorned vocals - that's the Appliance formula (despite the press release's claim that "a guitar and drum kit once dominated"), that's what they deliver here. I don't detect a lot of artistic growth in Appliance over the past few albums but where they're at is not a bad place. It's pleasant, mildly sedative music.

1. "Please stay the same" lyric might be their own band philosophy in song!
2. Chunky, muscular bass line
3. Swinging the other way from the previous track, we have a mushy track that ambles along
4. So calming I'm falling asleep reviewing it
5. Homage to the Who's "Who Are You" - check the melody and the stuttery synth
6. Unremarkable
7. Some pep in this step, a funky little march
8. Doped recitation of lyrics over an ultra-mellow backing
9. Pretty guitar filigrees and a lightweight kuchu-kuchu rhythm
10. Slow, sweet, lazy tune; the sharp guitar chords in the middle punctuate it nicely
11. "Switch off the gravity / I'm leaving"; gorgeous tension between wanting to fly free and being "earthed"

Track Listing
1. Tuesday Is Nearly Over   6. Violins
2. Go Native   7. The Blue Rider
3. Fruits of the Sea   8. 88
4. Mountains I   9. Boats
5. As Far As I Can See   10. Mountains Ii
  11. Are You Earthed?