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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. Magnet
    It's as if Steve Miller and the Beach Boys got together, sacked the session players and sang over breakbeats and a thicket of digital clicks and clacks. [#56, p.105]
  3. Mojo
    Another masterfully blended cocktail of restless electronic beats, analogue daubings and digitally blasted vocals. [Nov 2002, p.110]
  4. Uncut
    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. It's a much breezier affair, as if Air and Daft Punk have been cross-bred with The Notwist and Mouse On Mars.
  6. 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.
  7. Q Magazine
    Half of Zoomer suggests Beck being produced by Aphex Twin, but elsewhere his flimsy songwriting is drowned out by percussive clatter. [Nov 2002, p.106]

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