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ARTIST
TITLE
Pet Sounds
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
VFORM 030CD VFORM 030CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/8/2003

"Yes, he's aware that title might just have been used before and, yes, that's (partly at least,) why the man known to his mates as Matt Haines, has adopted the Rip Off Artist monicker... (previous ROA albums include Electric Ladyland, Pump and Brian Salad Surgery... you get the picture...). Top drawer, esoteric techno house with a melodic undertow (often just plain old fashioned 'catchy'), Pet Sounds blends acrobatic digital workouts with occasional droll lyrics and never-less-than-propulsive neo-funk grooves. The Rip Off Artist is the alias of Los Angeles resident Matt Haines who runs his own inflatable label and is infamous for re-inventing his personal history on a regular basis. Whether or not he's really a Mexican émigré, part-time country session musician or an off-duty oil rig operative, Haines has recorded for the likes of Mille Plateaux, Bottrop-Boy and Massive Advance and has worked with Atom Heart's Uwe Schmidt, amongst others."