Working Class CD (2009)

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Label Shitkatapult Records/forced Ex
SKU 211981771
UPC 881390480722
UPC 14 00881390480722
Format CD
Release Date 10/13/2009
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Author Daniel Meteo
Technical Info
Producer Daniel Meteo
CatalogID STRIKE 107
Lable Name Shitkatapult
Released 10/12/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 0s
UPC 00881390480722
Album Notes and Credits
Photographer: Kathrin Peters.
There's something suggestive about Daniel Meteo's album title, a potential unpacking of meaning, ranging from the nature of musical employment to the concept of "work" on the dancefloor to the idea of class and other dividing lines in the potential audience for electronic music in general. It's a good framing device for an album that cherrypicks across styles and years in the overall field -- the opener "The Beat of the Heart" alone sounds like Kraftwerk or Moroder in one second, Derrick May or late Orbital in another, Seefeel or more than a few electrogaze types on Morr Records in yet another, crisp and squelchy in equal measures. If not quite fully distinct as his own approach it's actually achieving that state pretty closely at points throughout Working Class, with Meteo at once creating a good album for relaxed contemplation and a not-bad one for actual dancing, as well. Meteo's ear for recontextualizing often comes up with striking new fusions -- the combination of mid-'90s Warp Records quirk and echo on the title track against the almost dublike basslines make for a thrilling moment, while the steel drum sounds on "Sch?n Feddich" add an unexpected gleam to the bass-heavy roil of the song, even if the results are more enjoyable or easygoing rather than gripping at other times. It's a fine full-length debut nonetheless, and promises even more for Meteo's future. ~ Ned Raggett
Disc 1
1 Beat of the Heart, The
2 Return of the Pure
3 Charlie
4 Working Class
5 On the Corner
6 Grace
7 Signals
8 In the Mood
9 Sch?n Feddich
10 Reclam
11 Opener
Product Attributes
Artist Meteo,Daniel
Music Format Compact Disc
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