Album Details

RELEASE
October 05, 2004
LABEL
Tigerbeat6
GENRES
Pop/Rock, IDM, Ambient Pop, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Noise Pop

Album Review

Much like his other releases for Tigerbeat6 (and this could apply to the label in general), Electric Company (Medicine's Brad Laner) can't sit still to save his artistic life. Throughout Creative Playthings' 18 tracks there lies an interesting hybrid of indie rock and electronic laptop wizardry, akin to labelmates Dwayne Sodahberk and Stars as Eyes. Much like its title, the album invokes a spirit that is childlike and innocent, complete with upbeat melodies, frantic beats, and rapid-fire edits, bleeps, and noises. The hyperactivity abounds -- with one idea jumping to the next without apology and ideas never fully coming to fruition. One of the most notable highlights comes as the end of the record: if played on a computer CD drive, a whole slew of secret MP3s are included, another full-length album of material that almost bests anything on the proper album. Also included in the MP3 batch is a beautiful live performance from 1998. Song titles withstanding, it's an IDM album the whole family can enjoy.
Rob Theakston, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Stand Close, Don't Flatter Yourselfhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895051&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  2. A Rainbow of Tractionhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895052&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  3. The Crab Eating Foxhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895053&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  4. Early Teethhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895054&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  5. Theme from the Mushroom Shaped Tonguehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/creative-playthings/id292895050?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Is There Another Door to Door?http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895056&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  7. Cancer and My Name Is Larryhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895057&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  8. Crates of Dead Orange Markershttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895058&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  9. Last Anus for 17 Mileshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895059&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  10. Jarheadhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895061&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  11. Vernal Blue Extracthttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895062&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  12. Recalcitrant Remote Comptrollerhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895063&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  13. Eighteen Hard Feelingshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895064&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  14. She'll Be in Foal Againhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895065&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  15. Murexes and Sacoglossanshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895066&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  16. The Purveyor of Delusionhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895067&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  17. Other Numbers Besides Locomotionhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895068&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
  18. Little Chachalacahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=292895069&id=292895050&at=11l9vR
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