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Scary World Theory [Import]

Lali Puna Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Morr Music
  • ASIN: B00005QE60
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,875 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Middle Curse
3. Bi-Pet
4. Contratempo
5. Scary World Theory
6. 50 Faces Of
7. Lowdown
8. Don't Think
9. Come On Home
10. Satur-Nine

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Korean chanteuse fronts German glitch pop masters 16 July 2003
By Matt
Format:Audio CD
I still find it astonishing that albums and bands like this don't have better distribution. To get this you're going to have to either trust to fate and go for the 4 to 6 week option or else hunt to dusty corners of the web, eyes bleeding. Would it be worth it? Of course. It's profoundly German in sound, half motorik rhythms, half glitchy, twitchy beats; yet it has an other worldy ethereality lent to it by the breathy, almost Nico-esque timbre of the vocals. Valerie Trebeljahr speaks of monsters under the bed, yet her whispers manage to make something sinister sound part fairy tale, part lullaby.
I walked the streets with it recently and it affected what I saw as I walked, the way all great albums should. And the biggest endorsement I can give it is that whoever I seem to play it to, sits up and takes notice and by then end is asking for a copy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soothing, effervescent, ethereal, and basically happy music 4 Aug 2004
By Tchocky - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Amazing how the same song can be great background/mood music, intense headphone listening, and lull you to sleep. Lali Puna have crafted beauty from simplicity, and you can see it right here in Scary World Theory.

Everything here falls easy on the ears. There's nothing harsh, no rough edges, just melody. Amazing how what sounds like simple laptop noodling can hold your attention throughout an entire album. There's not one song on this album I don't like.

I judge any album by its headphone value and longevity. If I can happily listen to this stuff in a pair of kickass headphones (noticing intricacies, hidden melodies and beats, and hearing the production quality), and do so for longer than just a few weeks, I find that I've got a keeper. Lali Puna is one of those bands.

Sometimes, when I'm feeling kind of down, I put on Lali Puna and my mood transforms. This music is, in a word, beautiful.

If you haven't heard any of their stuff, I suggest you treat yourself to some LP. In fact, go out and buy the damn CD, you won't be disappointed.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pure electronic downtempo with no jazz!!! 21 Sep 2002
By Jeremy Eagles - Published on
Format:Audio CD
if you didn't hear tricorder or scary world theory yet and you listen to downtempo such as boards of canada, venus hum,park avenue music, or ladytron, you need this. both of lali puna's first two albums are excellent downtempo electronica, song/lyric-based rather than trancey or hypnotic-based (such as pan sonic, tosca, kruder and dorfmeister, etc.)
all the tracks are great. #3 bi-pet is just amazing.
i also highly recommend venus hum's debut album. kind of bjork-like but with no jazz!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique sound, better than "Tridecoder" 24 Jun 2003
By Glen Aspeslagh - Published on
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is minimalist clicky beats, with quiet synth melodies. Most of the songs have vocals, all original and sung by a female member of the band in a sighing sort of voice with a German accent.
I bought Lali Puna's first release, "Tridecoder", when I originally discovered the band. I like this album a lot better. The overall sound is cleaner and pleasant to listen to. A few of the tracks, including "Bi-Pet", "Scary World Theory", and "Don't Think" are actually quite catchy and are stuck my head.
If you are trying to decide whether to buy "Tridecoder" or "Scary World Theory" I suggest ordering this album. It is only available as 1-2 week import, but it is much better and worth the wait!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electronic smile 1 Aug 2004
By Belly Dancer - Published on
Format:Audio CD
It makes me smile, Lali Puna's last album is amazing, much better that their earlier works..too much MUM, so if you like Mum you'll like this album for sure.Buy it!!

Lo mejor de Lali Puna, mejor que los discos anteriores, muy a lo Mum, si te gusta Mum compralo ya!!, genial.Me saca una sonrrisa elctronica XD
4.0 out of 5 stars moments of heart aching beauty . . . 22 Jan 2007
By bowery boy - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I bought Faking The Books first and dug it so much that I went out the next day and bought Scary World Theory. SWT is far superior than Faking The Books. Whereas FTB cranks up the live instrumentation, in particular electric guitars, SWT perfectly fuses a more acoustic sound with layers upon layers of the most sublimely crafted electronic beats, clicks, rhythms and heartbreaking melodies.

Standout tracks are:

Middle Curse, a little ditty about quiting your day job with a lazy guitar melody and a lovely clicky break in the middle that plays on the sublime melody.

Bi Pet, which has slightly ambiguous yet very catchy lyrics. It's when the lyrics are repeated for the second round that song really hits a downtempo electro groove.

Come Home, which starts off sounding like someone accidentally dropped the needle on a record right in the middle of a warped piano melody. The break in the middle with the hiccuping vocals gives me goosebumps.

This is an amazing disc. I haven't stop listening to it since I bought it. A must have.
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