PRICE: $11.00
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
I'm What's There To Show That Something's Missing
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MORR 036CD MORR 036CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/14/2003

"Unlike Styrofoam's scarce ventures into the vocal domain in the past, he now seems to be completely at ease with his vocal qualities. He does not bury them deep in the mix or hide them behind complex layers of sound processing anymore. On the contrary, he puts them in front, loud and clear for anyone to hear. Those vocals on 'I'm What's There ...' will strike a multitude of chords with listeners familiar with the late 80s/early 90s indie-scene. Focusing on what was made possible by electronic music production (and trying to come to grips with this plethora of possibilities) on his last two Morr releases, Styrofoam partially returned to approach his production similar to how he has worked while fronting several guitar bands in his youth or going solo for the first time as Tin Foil Star in the late 90s. Right now, his music has shifted up a gear in terms of accessibility which has always been an important issue to Arne. 'I think there's a difference between accessibility in sound and in structure/context. I don't really find it a challenge to make an 'abstract' sounding record. I find it much more of a challenge to use abstract or heavily treated sounds within a more accessible context. I think this juxtaposition can create some very alienating effects within a track. The only way both a pop song and an abstract sound can truly shine is by opposing them within one and the same context.' One can truly argue that Styrofoam's new album has mastered the art of juxtaposing those aspects while keeping them perfectly balanced. Anyone with an interest in richly textured electronic sounds will be as satisfied as those who always crave for beautiful melodies, catchy tunes and: lyrics."