Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds

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by Melissa Auf der Maur
     
 
Part of the charm of being a cult figure is the freedom it allows, how it enables an artist to follow any far-flung fantasy to the far corners of the earth -- like creating a convoluted cross-platform concept album about Vikings, for instance. That's the driving idea behind Out of Our Minds, Melissa Auf der Maur's second album, which also encompasses a short

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Part of the charm of being a cult figure is the freedom it allows, how it enables an artist to follow any far-flung fantasy to the far corners of the earth -- like creating a convoluted cross-platform concept album about Vikings, for instance. That's the driving idea behind Out of Our Minds, Melissa Auf der Maur's second album, which also encompasses a short film and comic and possibly a video game, too; at least it is confirmed that it has a Web presence designed to grow, shift, and morph with time. All this is well and good but doesn't do much with how Out of Our Minds plays as an album in its initial spring 2010 incarnation -- although knowing that OOOM is a concept album surely increases appreciation for the record, for without this knowledge the album merely seems muddled instead of purposefully cryptic. Also, the murmurings of Vikings and Nordic myths do lend weight, albeit somewhat frivolous, to Auf der Maur's music, which remains reliant on '90s alt-rock's dream pop and trash rock hybrid, emphasizing metal slightly more than swirling, hazy trance. But where Auf der Maur seemed stuck in the past on her debut, she feels like she's creating her own interior world out of what's familiar, giving Out of Our Minds shape -- a shape that can be absurd at times, but it's unapologetically so.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2010
Label:
Phi Group Inc
UPC:
0620673333429
catalogNumber:
33334

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Performance Credits

Melissa Auf der Maur   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Autoharp,Keyboards,Vocals,Omnichord
Mike Garson   Piano
Glenn Danzig   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Josh Freese   Drums
Chris Goss   Guitar
James Iha   E-bow
John Stanier   Drums
Jordon Zadorozny   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,E-bow
Steve Durand   Guitar,Keyboards
Gavin Brown   Wurlitzer
Joe McChan   Drums
Chris Sorensen   Guitar,Keyboards
Adam Tymn   Guitar
Jeordie White   Guitar
Ariel Engle   Vocals
Vince Nudo   Drums
Camila Grey   Harpsichord
Colin Robinson   Drums
Mike Britton   Trombone

Technical Credits

Mike Fraser   Producer,Engineer
Chris Goss   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Eli Janney   Producer,Engineer
Alan Moulder   Producer,Engineer
Paul Antonell   Engineer
Jordon Zadorozny   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Melissa Auf der Maur   Composer,Producer,Art Direction
Steve Durand   Composer
Joe McChan   Composer
Chris Sorensen   Composer
Adam Tymn   Composer
George Pelekoudis   Engineer
Chris Rakestraw   Engineer
Vince Nudo   Composer
Renata Morales   Art Direction
George Fok   Art Direction
Vincent Toi   Art Direction
Edmund P. Monsef   Producer,Engineer
Phoebe Greenberg   Art Direction

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