Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

by Steve Aoki
     
 

Hipster DJ-to-the-celebutantes Steve Aoki loves to flaunt all his celebrity friends (i.e. Lindsay Lohan and company) and quasi-celebrity "cool bands" he's down with (Klaxons, Justice). On his first mix album, oddly credited to him as if an artist album, Aoki gets to pull out all the "cool band" stops in his arsenal, both in the mix selections…  See more details below

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Hipster DJ-to-the-celebutantes Steve Aoki loves to flaunt all his celebrity friends (i.e. Lindsay Lohan and company) and quasi-celebrity "cool bands" he's down with (Klaxons, Justice). On his first mix album, oddly credited to him as if an artist album, Aoki gets to pull out all the "cool band" stops in his arsenal, both in the mix selections and in the friends he recruits to deliver guest raps atop the music. Lohan's absent, but the likes of Har Mar Superstar, Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, and Hot Hot Heat's Steve Bays show up to drop verbal -- well, something, though it's certainly not science. It appears that the only instruction Aoki gave his pals was to talk dirty. A lot. Using as many expletives as possible. Especially if female. Perhaps that's a smokescreen so that listeners won't notice how mediocre Aoki's mixing skills are -- though one could assume that if you're in Aoki's target demographic, his (lack of) mixing skills won't exactly keep you up at night. If you could get rid of all the "guest drops" here, you'd be left with a half-decent mix disc, albeit a fairly hipster-ly predictable one: not just remixes of Klaxons and Justice (twice), but Bloc Party and Peaches (both co-remixed by Aoki himself under the Weird Science moniker) as well as hot new things such as Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Yelle. The tracks range from pretty damned good (the Soulwax remix of Klaxons' "Gravity's Rainbow") to utter nothingness (Green Velvet's "Shake and Pop" -- remember when he used to make good-to-great house records?), most sadly occupying a middle ground of mediocrity. To put it another way: if you're so inclined (to care about, say, Erol Alkan's rub of Franz Ferdinand), you likely already own the best of these tracks, without the obnoxious rapping atop them. And if you're so inclined to care about Aoki, you likely already own this. The rest of you needn't bother, nor care.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2008
Label:
Thrive
UPC:
0651249077324
catalogNumber:
90773

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Aoki   Primary Artist
Todd Fink   Guest Appearance
Har Mar Superstar   Guest Appearance
Steve Bays   Guest Appearance
Franz Ferdinand   Track Performer
Amanda Blank   Guest Appearance
Mickey Avalon   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Curtis Jones   Composer
Green Velvet   Producer
Rich Costey   Producer
Oliver Stumm   Producer
Walter Phillips   Composer
Peaches   Composer
Dennis Lyxzén   Composer
David Sandström   Composer
Brian Roettinger   Illustrations
Christian Dwiggins   Engineer
Jon Brännström   Composer
Franz Ferdinand   Composer,Producer
Lee Kurisu   Executive Producer
Domie Clausen   Producer
Bloc Party   Composer
Fredrik Saroea   Composer
James Ford   Producer
Sarah Daly   Composer
Matthew Mole   Composer
Jamie Reynolds   Composer
James Righton   Composer
Xavier De Rosnay   Composer
Morgan Quaintance   Composer
L.A. Riots   Producer,Remixing
Matt Colon   Management
Ketil Mosnes   Composer
Kimberley Moyes   Composer
Julie Budet   Composer

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