In Search Of... [Bonus CD-Rom Track]

In Search Of... [Bonus CD-Rom Track]

by N.E.R.D.
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In Search Of... [Bonus CD-Rom Track]

Their secret recipe of loops and samples that suggest computer game noises has launched a thousand hit singles -- including Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass" and Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U" -- but the Atlanta production team the Neptunes had a hard time putting together their long-awaited debut, recorded as the hip-hop/rock group N.E.R.D. Although In Search Of... had several scheduled release dates in 2001, the disc has since been completely revamped for its official unmasking. Having tossed out their MPC drum machine for this incarnation of the album, N.E.R.D.'s Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams opted for live instrumentation, and the results make it worth the wait. The digitized funk of tracks such as the tongue-in-cheek "Lap Dance" and "Truth or Dare," featuring Neptunes muse Kelis doing her best Debbie Harry impression, have been replaced with crunching guitar riffs and analog synth grooves, giving the album a warmer, more homespun studio feel. The humorous, guitar- and synth-driven amateur porn anthem "Tape You" ("Relax girl, sip some of my Slurpie") and the sarcastic punk-lite jam "Brain" ("Do I even really love you?/Or do I love your brain?") are invigorated by the live reedit. On the other hand, the acoustic ballad "Provider," with its perfect pop melodies, sounds unchanged. That standout track takes fragments of blues, breezy pop, and alt-country to tell the poignant story of a Papi who was a rolling stone. Witty, hip, and sonically savvy, In Search Of... is the ultimate revenge of the N.E.R.D.s.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2002
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724381152102
catalogNumber: 11521
Rank: 46924

Album Credits

Performance Credits

N.E.R.D.   Primary Artist
Tammy Lucas   Background Vocals
Spymob   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Eric Fawcett   Drums,Vocals
Brent Paschke   Guitar
John Ostby   Piano,Vocals
Kelis   Vocals
Christian Twigg   Bass
Pusha T   Rap
Lee Harvey   Rap
Vita   Background Vocals
Malice   Rap

Technical Credits

Ty "The Guy" Braswell   Executive Producer
Rob Walker   Executive Producer
Pharrell Williams   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Brian Garten   Engineer
Neptunes   Audio Production
Chad Hugo   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Justin Clark   Art Direction

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In Search Of... 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
buy it, steal it. just get this album