Do the Bambi

Do the Bambi

by Stereo Total

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Overview

Do the Bambi

Stereo Total return to their cheap 'n' cheerful roots on Do the Bambi, making it their most consistent set of songs since 1999's My Melody. 2001's Musique Automatique had almost as many not-quite-there moments as it did brilliant examples of the group's synth pop-rock sass; this album might not be quite as ambitious, what Do the Bambi lacks in scope it more than makes up for in quality. "Babystrich"'s stylishly quirky synth pop, the sweet duet "Das Erste Mal" and "Les Lapins" are all quintessential Stereo Total, as are "Europa Neurotisch"'s sophisticated bounce and the charmingly off-kilter "Partymadchen Gefoltert" ("Tortured Party Girl"), which lives up to its name. Do the Bambi's spare production works especially well on the coyly bittersweet title track and "Helft Mir," but also suits punchier songs like "Hungry!" and the robotic synth pop of "Troglodyten." Stereo Total's love of film plays a major part on Do the Bambi, most obviously on "Cinemania," a cute who's-who that name-checks everyone from Woody Allen to Sophia Loren, and "Orange Mecanique," a clever and affectionate homage to Wendy Carlos' soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange. More abstractly, they also pay tribute to Jean-Luc Godard's classic Weekend with two fittingly witty, satirical tracks, "Vive le Week-End" and "Tas de Tole." The group's political side also comes to the fore on "La Douce Humanite," which rails against violence and cruelty, but in a typically catchy and clever way. As usual, Francoise Cactus and Brezel Goring include plenty of smart nods to pop history, from the "My Sharona"-like bassline on "Cannibale" to the twangy, Bruce Haack-esque synths on the cover of Nico's "Chelsea Girls." Do the Bambi isn't a radical change from Stereo Total's previous work, but it is completely enjoyable from start to finish.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2005
Label: Kill Rock Stars
UPC: 0759656040921
catalogNumber: 60409
Rank: 246209

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stereo Total   Primary Artist
Jacno   Guitar,Vocals
Patric Catani   Background Vocals
Felix Kubin   Background Vocals
Françoise Cactus   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Theremin,Vocals,Group Member
Brezel Göring   Synthesizer,Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Group Member
Frederik Schikowski   Background Vocals
Rosa   Background Vocals
Hawnay Troof   Vocals
Anke Engelke   Background Vocals
Halloween Jack   Background Vocals
Chrise Imler   Background Vocals
Rosa   Background Vocals
Nikolai Kinski   Background Vocals
Frederik Schikowski   Background Vocals
Diana Dart   Background Vocals
Halloween Jack   Background Vocals
Gina v. d'Orio   Background Vocals
Deborah Schamoni   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lou Reed   Composer
Sterling Morrison   Composer
Françoise Cactus   drum machine,Rhythm Programming
Brezel Göring   Engineer,Contributor,drum machine,Rhythm Programming
Cem Oral   Producer,Audio Production

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