The Go-Getter (2007)

Oct 12, 2010 by Mr. Nau Mercer, a teenager who works at a car wash, steals a car to go let his estranged brother know about their mother’s death. The owner of the car calls him and lives vicariously through his strange road trip in her car. Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, and Jena Malone […]

Uusitalo – Tulenkantaja (2006)

Oct 26, 2010 by Mr. Nau Uusitalo’s sophomore album is full of stripped-down minimal tech house cuts that demonstrate what a few simple elements can do in the hands of an interesting musical visionary. A solid sense of groove permeates each track, even against the quirks and zigzags endemic to this musician’s interestingly sparse style. […]

Sycromatic Dubsters – Tornado Warning (2000)

Oct 25, 2010 by Mr. Nau This mellow album from the Elektrolux label features fourteen downtempo tracks. Lots of deep dub bass lines anchor kicked-back tropical grooves. Variously celebratory and ominous, these songs push the listener patiently to the ambitious title track, a haunting suite in three parts at the end of this interesting record. […]

Bobby (2006)

Oct 12, 2010 by Mr. Nau This Emilio Estevez-directed historical drama follows the stories of twenty-two diverse people who found themselves at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, caught up in the arrival and assassination of Bobby Kennedy. With an ensemble cast chock full of Oscar winners, this picture is dripping in great acting performances. Grade: […]

Ruxpin – Midnight Drive (2000)

Oct 18, 2010 by Mr. Nau Icelandic musician, Ruxpin (Jónas Þór Guðmundsson), presents a textured set of downtempo ambient and breakbeat soundscapes on his debut on Elektrolux. Many of the tracks here are quite minimalist with sustained passages to allow the music to take deep breaths. Others layer the same meandering mood over sparse jungle […]

Norman Feller – Frameless Structure (2003)

Oct 18, 2010 by Mr. Nau Norman Feller’s Elektrolux release delivers a wide variety of beautifully-produced and nicely-arranged mostly instrumental downtempo tracks. Deeply contrasting musical soundscapes provide a rich listening experience. Frameless Structure, Northern Lights, Tiefenrausch, and Arcade of Passion stand out among a dozen cuts that flow well into a pulsing abstract whole. Grade: […]

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Oct 12, 2010 by Mr. Nau Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Stanley Tucci lead a talented cast in this Oscar-nominated drama about a young journalism graduate, Andrea (Hathaway), who goes to work for a perfectionist fashion mogul (Streep). Eventually, Andrea has to learn to make her own choices and follow her own path in life. […]

Rauschfaktor – Aquarium (2001)

Oct 15, 2010 by Mr. Nau German producer, Rauschfaktor, debuts on Elektrolux with this set of downtempo tracks that wander from spaced out sound experiments to dreamy instrumental pop treatments. The compositions here suffer from identical synthesizer patches used ad nauseum across multiple tracks with a similar feel. Unfortunately, none of these songs particularly stands […]

MAS 2008 – De-Cyphered Music (2001)

Oct 15, 2010 by Mr. Nau MAS 2008’s debut on Elektrolux records features eighteen tracks that range from abstract dreamy downtempo soundscapes to ambient electro house cuts. The textures here flow from one song to the next without anything grabbing the listener’s attention. Some of the composition and production here seems hurried and lacking consistency. […]

Estelle Montenegro – Lakeside (2000)

Oct 13, 2010 by Mr. Nau Estelle Montenegro’s debut album from Germany’s Elektrolux Records takes his listeners through a set of tracks that range from deep downtempo lounge cuts to slowish tech house tunes. Many of the tracks are interesting from an arrangement standpoint, but are challenged by inconsistent production and weird contrasts in sound […]

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