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  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4AD
  • ASIN: B00004Y9V0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,896 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Didn't I Blow Your Mind? 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. Why Stop When It Feels So Good? 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Grateful Aren't We? 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
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If you've heard anything by these two maverick keyboard players (Matt Saunders and John Hanson), you'll know that "obvious" is as alien to their artistic dictionaries as "mediocre" or "predictable". Delving deep into the world of machine manipulation, Magnetophone unearth some pretty imaginative sounds and sculpt them into idiosyncratic but highly palatable chunks. Unchained minimal static, fluctuating volumes and musty screens of introspective melody all conjure up whimsical moods that disappear as quickly as they've come, resulting in a sometimes disorientating experience where the listener feels sometimes confidentially engaged and at other times objectively analysed. I Guess Sometimes... is not overflowing with human warmth but there is a quite addictive feeling that underpins the whole. And while its way of alternating between the enlightening and the unsettling might scare off the casual listener it's an intriguing and rewarding experience for those with the patience and open-mindedness to hear them out. --Paul Sullivan

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
I don't think this CD is that weird to be honest. If you've heard anything on Warp Records (autechre, boards of canada etc,) then you'll kind of be familiar with some of the sounds contained within. It's crunched up techno fed into a sampler, messed around, reconstituted and then used as the soundtrack to a high falutin' Hoxton gallery installation.
I like this CD a lot and find myself playing it without being aware of it! I'd call it bumpy-ambient cos it's in the background but also wants to knock the pictures off your wall.
If you like some of the German electronic bands from the 70s then you'll find their influences here, filtered via 80s industrial stuff and 90s dub/spaced out electronica.
The most shocking thing about this album is that it's on 4AD Records. What drugs are they on down at 4AD HQ these days?! There's barely a gothic note on the whole record. Cocteau Twins it aint!
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This is plain wierd. No, not even plain, it's that much off the wall. It's kinda good though. Drum and basey in parts, strange noisy in others. Not something I would go out and buy, but this is not a bad record. The album's title points at something a little untoward, but track 7: "machine surrender/milk of the commander" really takes my award for track name of the year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An adventurous, but odd, release from the new 4AD 1 Feb. 2001
By Christopher Culver - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Magnetophone, one of 4AD's latest signings after the departure of label chief Ivo Watts-Russell, specialize in a low-key brand of sonic noodling. Their first full album, I GUESS SOMETIMES I NEED TO BE REMINDED OF HOW MUCH YOU LOVE ME, is a unique achievement, but one that certainly wouldn't appeal to everyone.
Eschewing traditional instruments in favour of all manner of old electronic equipment, Magnetophone produce a fuzzy, vocal-less noise pop that seeks to answer the question "What is music?" While many of the songs here are unlistenable, other tracks such as "Oh Darlin'" and "Milk of the Commander" capture the listener's attention well. The album is all the more enjoyable to long-time 4AD fans because some of the tracks, especially "Frankenholmes Drive," evoke memories of the "Early Works" of Warren Defever (His Name is Alive).
I GUESS... is not for everyone. In fact, I suspect a lot of people will despair of 4AD because of it, but I'm glad to see a release this original. The album is all the more enjoyable because of the remarkable design by v23, which uses an envelope instead of a booklet in the CD case and whose back insert is only half-size.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not for everyone, but patience is rewarded 21 Nov. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD will definitely not appeal to all, but it does something most music doesn't even try to do these days: experiment. Magnetophone are never going to fit in anywhere--neither as "electronica," nor as "avant-garde," but this bizarre exploration of the limits of what music can actually be is worth a listen. There's not much point, either, in comparing it to Aphex Twin, My Bloody Valentine with more keyboards, etc. 4AD took a real chance here, and continues a great tradition of signing superior instrumental acts.
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somewhere between autechre and brothomstates 22 Nov. 2005
By bowery boy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
magnetophone live in their own universe.

i guess sometimes i need to be reminded of how much you love me confidently skips, pulsates, fizzes and vibrates along lead by a barage of very self assured beats, sonic walls of sound and melancholy melodies. tracks are anywhere between 6 to 9 minutes long with a few 2-3 minute long snippets thrown in for good measure. oh darlin is a brilliant and lovely opener which then segues into the sonic bliss of frankholmes drive. melodies and drum beats are heavily buried under the sounds but they're there. one of my particularly favorite tracks is why stop when it feels so good? but at 9+ minutes it meanders along for far too long and doesn't quite go anywhere but it's a nice ride and definitely lives up to its title. grateful aren't we?, so much as to hold my hand and the emotional closer love needs you are all definite stand out tracks for me.

the album art is interesting too. the cover is actually a slip case too small for the CD to fit in but when you open it to try to fit the disc in, there's a photograph of a very angry looking woman with a blonde flip gazing at her reflection in a mirror. very clever.

this is very emotional electronic music with an edge. it really touched me. reserve a space of time to sit back, relax, and immerse yourself with a really good pair of headphones. it gets to you, as much as you don't want it to.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant, Bold and Beautiful 5 Feb. 2001
By Bren Bataclan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of the best recent 4ad releases! Though it took me a while to appreciate the album, it was worth the patience. Don't expect the usual dance or ambient stuff, this is experimental at its best!! If you are a fan of the label and electronic music, this may be what you have been waiting for--great combination! The packaging of the cd is also quite innovative.
I Guess Sometimes... 12 Jun. 2006
By Episkonte - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I can't describe this album in as many words as I have fingers. I can label it (IDM, experimental, what have you) but not truly describe it in such few words. Although the album is IDM, it manages to pack so much feeling and mood into such cold and intimidating sounds juxtapozed with one another. The first track "Oh Darlin" starts off with a heavily repeated...I don't know what. The only way I can describe it is that it sounds like the clanking of drums which have been dismantled and re-assembled with all sorts of metallic additions. As the sound continues to clang, a heavily distorted voice sings over it in a hypnotic state. The track may as well encapsulate the entire album in the sense that it's about how much warmth can still be garnered through the filters of technology. Unlike many other IDM albums, "I Guess..." feels like it actually has a soul. It reminds me of Oval's "Ovalcommers" in this regard especially because of how cathartic some of the songs can be even without lyrics or narrative.

Track titles like "Why Stop When It Feels So Good?" and "Love Needs You" seem oddly fitting descriptions of the songs that follow. Magnetophone manages to pack so much heart and feeling through the use of certain sounds that they soon start to replace harmonies and choral arrangements. Some people will understand what I'm saying after listening to the album while, to others, my words will come off as pretentious. The same descriptions will also be applied to this album.
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