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  • Summary: Electronica artist and producer Jimmy Tamborello (who is 1/2 of the Postal Service, 1/3 of Figurine, and 1/1 of Dntel) returns with a solo album of minimal techno under yet another name, with Erlend Oye, John Tejada and Jenny Lewis minimally guesting.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 82
    With nary a glitch or bloop in sight, the blend turns out as playful Sascha funk(e) a la Drei Auf Drei dipped in Postalesque lyrical pop bliss. [#21, p.100]
  2. 70
    A melodic minimal techno record that's sunny rather than stark, emo(tional) rather than eerie. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.129]
  3. 70
    This is beautiful, baffling late-night music for shy boys and robots. [Aug 2006, p.108]
  4. Mistake may be a solid, somewhat complex electronic music release, but its nerdy precision has the tendency to render the melancholic, brooding melodies somewhat impotent.
  5. It's not quite focused enough to place among the best of his other work.
  6. Unsurprisingly, he's at his best when he's melding heartfelt lyrics with otherworldly noise. [Sep 2006, p.230]
  7. Tamborello’s incorporated the extended song structures of minimal into his newer constructs without the genre’s scope for subtle detailing and nuanced alteration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. J.
    Aug 24, 2006
    10
    A beautiful record, dynamic and rewarding repeat plays.
  2. 64er
    Nov 20, 2006
    10
    Stupid critics! outstanding album. Not understood by most, makes it even more valueable. Don't miss it!
  3. TomerT
    Jul 31, 2006
    9
    superb 1
  4. Dr.Gonzo
    Jul 29, 2006
    3
    Boring!!
  5. GMan
    Aug 2, 2006
    1
    This album was a mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake. Sry I had to do this