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Do You Trust Your Friends?
     

Do You Trust Your Friends?

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by Stars
 
The concept behind the Stars album Do You Trust Your Friends? is a simple one: how trustworthy are your friends? If you gave them the chance to repaint your apartment, would they choose a standard shade of grey or a nauseating neon green? Stars turned over their album

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The concept behind the Stars album Do You Trust Your Friends? is a simple one: how trustworthy are your friends? If you gave them the chance to repaint your apartment, would they choose a standard shade of grey or a nauseating neon green? Stars turned over their album Set Yourself on Fire to their rock star buddies and studio-dwelling, knob-twiddler pals to see how they would remix their tracks. In this case, the risk pays off. Songs that were straightforward indie pop jingles are meticulously reworked into more atypical, wonderfully exciting compositions. Metric, Apostle of Hustle, and Junior Boys blow the original versions away with newfangled spins on the original takes. "One More Night" is re-created into a computerized flamenco number with splatters of Pinback and Wilco. "Sleep Tonight" is transformed into a keyboard heavy video game anthem reminiscent of the Knife's fabulous "Heartbeats." Of course, when you have 13 remixers working separately on a project that involved six musicians, the wide variety of personalities result in a drastic range of styles. This makes for a scattered listen that feels more like a mixtape than an actual album, but it's a fun one nonetheless. The liner notes include comments from all of the artists involved in the project to give insight on what inspired their manipulations -- whether it be hopes of making the Stars sound gangsta, like Queen, or like they were riding in a spaghetti western.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2007
Label:
Arts & Crafts
UPC:
0060270063525
catalogNumber:
24
Rank:
118683

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stars   Primary Artist
Julian Brown   Bass,Track Performer
Andrew Whiteman   Track Performer
Dean Stone   Track Performer
Jason Collett   Track Performer
Kevin Drew   Vocals
Dave Hamelin   Guitar,Drums,Narrator
Liam O'Neil   Flute,Keyboards
Martin Davis Kinack   Track Performer
Patrick Krief   Guitar

Technical Credits

Robert Benvie   Remixing
Ian McGettigan   Remixing
James Shaw   Remixing
Matt Hart   Producer,Engineer
David Eugene Edwards   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Torquil Campbell   Contributor
Dave Hamelin   Producer,Engineer
Liam O'Neil   Producer,Engineer
Owen Pallett   Instrumentation
Martin Davis Kinack   Producer,Engineer
Antoine Bédard   Producer,Engineer

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Do You Trust Your Friends? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago