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Mad Planet / Gliese 581g
Album:Gliese 581g Collection:General
Artist:Mad Planet Added:03/2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-03-20 Pull Date:2011-05-22 
Week Ending:15 May3 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 11, 2012:Electrowave
Sunset Blvd.
4.Apr 01, 2011:microclimate
I Want You
2.Jun 02, 2011:La Tristesse (B.A.B.S.B.)
I Want You
5.Mar 19, 2011:The DJ Never Has It: Comeback Kid Edition (for Kaleo)
I Want You
3.May 11, 2011:The Donner Party
I Want You

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2011-03-16 
Smooth space synth chillwave / trip-hop / electro. Vox a little Blondie, a little Pat Benatar, a little Chrissie Hynde. Musically, this reminds me a lot of Phantogram. Or even Zola Jesus. On the whole, slow warm radio-friendly soundscapes. PJs would play this. SRSLY.

This is the same Mad Planet (duo out of LA) responsible for "All Elephants", which recently vacated the A-File. By the by, I'm awarding Doc Rock the Badass Mofo Award for correctly pegging a copped chord structure off that record as the one from "Unchained Melody"... like five weeks after I called cover foul. Back into the A-File you go, Mad Planet.

Hint: Album title is pronounced "glee-zuh". This is, apparently, a planet that is "perpetually light on one side and dark on the other". Well now.

RIYL: Phantogram, Massive Attack, Portishead, New Monarchs

try: 1, 3
no FCCs

*1. creamy 80s diva vox, pompy, midtempo. spare shimmery synthy guitar. warm, spacey, aggressive. sounds like the new monarchs.
2. slow, chill. heavy, deliberate kit. cool mid-timbre synth line. shimmery vibes. sort of funny crowd applause at the end.
*3. creepy sample start. skippy mid-slow bass-heavy trip-hop, laser synth, horror chords. on the scary side (at first), gets bashy. creamster long-note vox.
4. slowish, moody, lonely. heavy kit. snake rattles, windchill "ooh"s, echoey piano. there are lyrics, but the vox here are instrumentation. early fade.

Track Listing
1.I Want You 3.Sunset Blvd.
2.Blue Today 4.Set On Fire