Map of What Is Effortless [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Sam Samuelson
Map of What Is Effortless was probably anything but effortless in its creation. Crisp, majestic, and swirling, this sophomore record trumps their debut in spades. Fahrenheit Fair Enough the group's 2001 fine enough in its own right debut noodled with a mix of post-rock aesthetics filtered through beats split apart on a G4 and chilled, where Map brings the grandeur of radio-inflected soul, motion picture soundtrack pads, and even a little bravado with a production frame that kills anything found on the dial. Beautiful vocal performances easily float around Telefon Tel Aviv's crisp claps and melodic progressions. Each track floats on by, and that's the effortless part of it...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sam Samuelson
Map of What Is Effortless was probably anything but effortless in its creation. Crisp, majestic, and swirling, this sophomore record trumps their debut in spades. Fahrenheit Fair Enough the group's 2001 fine enough in its own right debut noodled with a mix of post-rock aesthetics filtered through beats split apart on a G4 and chilled, where Map brings the grandeur of radio-inflected soul, motion picture soundtrack pads, and even a little bravado with a production frame that kills anything found on the dial. Beautiful vocal performances easily float around Telefon Tel Aviv's crisp claps and melodic progressions. Each track floats on by, and that's the effortless part of it -- this record is over before you know it. Highlights include the cocky "My Week Beats Your Year" and the sensitive "Nothing Is Worth Losing That," but there's hardly a weak moment here. TTA manage to not only make their first great album, but also put in the first entry for the best of 2004. [The Japanese version included bonus tracks.]
Entertainment Weekly - Michael Endelman
A stunning collision of techno blips, lush strings, and swooning R&B vocals. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2007
  • Label: Jvc Japan
  • EAN: 4988002460908
  • Catalog Number: 62748
  • Sales rank: 385,827

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When It Happens - The Loyola University Chamber Orchestra (3:28)
  2. 2 I Lied - The Loyola University Chamber Orchestra (5:53)
  3. 3 My Week Beats Your Year (4:09)
  4. 4 Bubble and Spike (3:59)
  5. 5 Map of What Is Effortless - The Loyola University Chamber Orchestra (5:23)
  6. 6 Nothing Is Worth Losing That (5:07)
  7. 7 What It Is Without the Hand That Wields It - The Loyola University Chamber Orchestra (6:15)
  8. 8 What It Was Will Never Again (4:16)
  9. 9 At the Edge of the World You Will Still Float - The Loyola University Chamber Orchestra (6:49)
  10. 10 Jouzu Desu Ne (4:36)
  11. 11 Sound In a Dark Room (7:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Telefon Tel Aviv Primary Artist
Wendell Harrison Flute
Katie King Viola
Kevin Duneman Drums
Lindsay Anderson Vocals
Damon Aaron Vocals
Joshua Eustis Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Conductor, Drums, Hand Clapping, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammer, Group Member
Charles Cooper Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Hand Clapping, fender rhodes, Finger Snapping, Group Member
Shannon Bassett Viola
Shana Bey Violin
Amanda Wuerstlin Violin
Casey Buck Cello
Jessie Chandler Cello
Turk Dietrich Guitar
John Vajner Violin
Nathan Martin Viola
Helen Gillet Cello
Charlie Cooper Hammer
Chandace Chun Violin
Brian Sayre String Bass
Amanda Nunez Violin
Abbey Werkheiser Viola
James Hausman Violin
Fredo Nogueira Guitar, Slide Guitar
Esteban Rojas-Orozco String Bass
Maren Rosen Violin
Lourdes Gonzales Violin
Lola Thelin Violin
Laura Hoecker Violin
Kate Innes Violin
Rafael H. Howell-Flores Viola
Tessa Copping Violin
Sofia Velazquez Viola
Sarah Shelton Violin
Sarah Lopes Cello
Technical Credits
Chris Brown Documentation
Lindsay Anderson Composer, Lyricist
Damon Aaron Composer, Lyricist
Telefon Tel Aviv Producer
Joshua Eustis Arranger, Composer, Programming, Lyricist, String Arrangements, Sound Design
Charles Cooper Composer, Programming, Engineer, Sound Design
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Fredo Nogueira Composer
JC Gabel Management
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