Zoomer - Schneider TM
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  • Summary: The second album for acclaimed German electronica outfit Schneider TM (actually just one man, Dirk Dresselhaus) contains a mix of Mouse On Mars-like glitchy instrumental compositions and more poppy vocal tracks.
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  1. Zoomer is a very, very good album, but one thing it makes clear is that the songwriting aspect of this sort of lap[pop] hybrid must continue to improve.
  2. 80
    A wacky landmark in the electronic pop movement. [Nov 2002, p.98]
  3. May be the year's most surprising pure pop pleasure--precisely because it's nothing like you'd expect a pop album to be. [#224, p.61]
  4. 80
    The album's eight supple, textured tunes suggest Cornelius stripped of his art-jazz awkwardness, or even the molten sugar rush of My Bloody Valentine slowed to a beatific calm. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  5. With harmonies that could have been stolen from Pet Sounds altered by Aphex Twin or Squarepusher, Zoomer is the perfect way to introduce pre-school tots to techno-pop pleasures.
  6. It's a much breezier affair, as if Air and Daft Punk have been cross-bred with The Notwist and Mouse On Mars.
  7. There is certainly no doubt about Dresselhaus' knack for the keystroke. He takes pins and needles of sound and builds rather interesting fields. But it's the additional elements that he drags into each track that end up running him in circles.

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  1. JackD
    Jun 19, 2004
    Pure genius. A little top heavy, but still worth at least an 85.