Hmmm / I Only Want Love
Album: I Only Want Love   Collection:General
Artist:Hmmm   Added:Feb 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-27 Pull Date: 2005-05-29
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 24 Apr 10 Apr 3
Airplays: 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 13, 2009: Memory Select
Trained Monkey
4. Nov 11, 2007: Rorschach's Dance
Trained Monkey
2. Jan 09, 2009: Memory Select
5. Apr 28, 2006: The Top Shelf (sub for Natalie)
3. Dec 07, 2007: Memory Select
6. Apr 27, 2005: Strange Attractor

Album Review
Micha S
Reviewed 2005-03-23
Experimental pop (in the words of one member of this male duo), surreal and theatrical. Wacky. Most tracks have complex styles. Socio-aware lyrics. Combines guitars, electronic sound effects and other instruments, with talking or singing, sometimes with relatively catchy melodies. A collaboration with Amy X. Neuburg (who sings in tracks 3,9). Featuring short bridging tracks with only sound effects (2,5, 7,10). Try tracks 4,8,9,11. No FCC violations.
1) Wacky. Distorted guitars/sound effects/male voice giving a speech.
3) Acoustic guitar/male singing, then some noises, people voices, and some more melody with a female voice.
*4) electronic effects accompanying a male voice giving directions in what sounds like a TV show, then a tune begins (actually a nice one).
6) Male voice samplings -> distorted guitar and sound effects as background for a male voice whispering.
**8) A cynical theatrical song about working in cubicles(Life's a loop). A simple electric guitar repetitive line as a background for a male voice.
*9) Slow Kongos, joined by a bass, lead to a dark tune. Cynical lyrics about soldiers.
*11) A choir that sings a dark tune with crazed up male voices on top, turns into a jazzy bit which changes again to something that sounds like it came from a rock opera. At the end the track returns to the first motif.
12) Bits of a song. Short bits at first, which become longer, until a song line is intelligible and then it ends.
13) A simple melody accompanied with guitars and drums. Ends with sound effects and an endless loop.

Track Listing
1. Machine   7. BRIDGE3
2. BRIDGE1   8. Loop
3. Trained Monkey   9. Army
4. Boxpeople   10. BRIDGE4
5. BRIDGE2   11. Justice
6. I Only Want Love   12. Pray
  13. Peas and Carrots