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  • Audio CD (6 Jun. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: BECAUSE
  • ASIN: B004WP1UXK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,051 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Love In Motion [Feat. Mayer Hawthorne] 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. Embody 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ross Ross Ross 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Kindercut 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Water Games [Interlude]0:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Total 1:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Jack Wire [Instrumental Version] 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. C.T.F.O. (Feat. M.I.A) 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Cartoon [Interlude]0:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Arabest 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Prime 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Mean Games [Interlude]0:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Tetra 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Motor 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Night [Interlude]0:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Yes 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Bird Games [Interlude]0:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen22. Frustra [Outro]0:26£0.99  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

With a second studio album from Justice looming on the horizon and Daft Punk’s phenomenal soundtrack for Tron: Legacy topping dance charts on both sides of the Atlantic late last year (amazingly, the score was overlooked at the Oscars), it seems appetites for beats français remain hearty – even 14 years after the dizzying head-rush of Homework.

Although active since 2005, Boulogne-born electro-head Sebastian Akchoté hasn’t followed his similarly styled countrymen into long-player territories – until now. Total, his debut LP (with cover art featuring the artist kissing himself), has been a long while coming, Sebastian’s reputation as a remixer perhaps preceding his standing as a solo artist. No longer: Total is a breathlessly brilliant set that whips the listener this way and that, skipping between styles with confidence. There’s house and techno, silken funk and futuristic soul, and even skull-shuddering drum‘n’bass recalling the heavy-duty output of Dutch trio Noisia.

Love in Motion, one of only two tracks to feature a guest vocalist (in this case, Mayer Hawthorne), is an immediately grabbing early highlight, coming on like the Technologic pair trespassing on the Purple One’s Paisley Park complex. It’s superb, Hawthorne’s vocals processed to the extent that it could be anyone singing – but their presence ensures that the track feels organic in comparison to much of the sci-fi-disco fare that follows. Fried is the cut that closely resembles Noisia, specifically their brutal single Machine Gun. Doggg combines digital crackle with electric guitar crunch (imagine The Prodigy working with Mr Oizo), and Motor triggers flashbacks to 16-bit classic Road Rash – chains to batter your competitors, optional.

M.I.A.’s presence adds little to proceedings, but that her contribution to C.T.F.O. sounds more vital than the vast majority of her last album, the muddled Maya, is telling. It’s the most obvious entry point to this LP for the newcomer, but it’s nowhere close to its best moment; and that it surpasses much of Maya’s content goes to show what an excellent producer Sebastian is. Funk again comes to the fore on Embody and the cut-and-paste workout of Arabest – both are effortlessly engaging and sure to get anyone shimmying.

There are moments where Total does come close to a Daft Punk pastiche. But these are few and far between, and there’s plenty enough of Sebastian’s own character on show to make this one of the most enjoyable dance albums of 2011 so far. Justice, your move…

--Mike Diver

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By The Moccasin on 8 Jun. 2014
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Sebastian's work is great and this mp3 version is amazing value for money. You would only need to like a handful of songs for this to be a good deal.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom on 31 May 2011
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I've anticipated this album since I first heard 'Dolami', and discovered various Sebastian tracks off the back of a new-found penchant for the Ed Banger label's particular flavour of electro-filth. I was hoping for an album of cut-up, heavily synthesized electro-house, featuring Sebastian's trademark splicing of samples and beats to create pounding tracks of the funkiest electro since Justice's 'Genesis', and I haven't been disappointed. Particular highlights are 'Kindercut', which most closely resembles Sebastian's 'Walkman' - in all the right ways. The synth-harpsichord delight of 'Tetra' wouldn't sound out of place on Justice's 'Planisphere' of a few years ago and testaments the two artist's shared Ed Banger heritage. 'Yes' introduces some welcome emotion into the mixture of off beats and slapped baselines and provides a closing highlight which warrants frequent use of the 'repeat' button. Tracks 'Ross Ross Ross', 'Motor' and 'Doggg' are subtly remixed versions of previous Sebastian tracks and serve as reminders of his earlier work and contrast nicely to the funkier, more light-hearted efforts of 'Embody' and 'Arabest'.

I fail to see how any existing fan could be disappointed with this first full-length offering from Sebastian; he hasn't tempered his uniquely funky and gritty tone remotely and he's added a breadth of styles, sounds a moods to his music which creates a rounded album which should attract a raft of new listeners whilst satisfying his existing admirers. It's everything I'd hoped for.

Advice: play it in your car and crank it up as loud as you possibly can. Enjoy.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reviewser TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Nov. 2011
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I have been waiting for this album for a very very long time.
Since buying SebastiAn Remixes Remixes: Mixed By Sebastian I have loved his imo unique style.
This was all exacerbated in November last year when I went to see a live set at KoKo.
Then he played some of his new tracks and it became clear we were onto a winner.
Now although very different to his remix album, this still keeps his original style and adds some even more original content.
The main track - embody is just lovely to chill out to.
Every track on this album is worth it, even if some have been previously released.
On the whole it is well worth a listen and a i truly recommend it if you would like to listen to some great electronic music!
Best album of the year, hands down.

EDIT: The one things this is missing, is Threnody. Why it was not included I will never understand. As a hidden track or a great intro I am not sure. But it should have been on this album.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Freeman on 2 Nov. 2011
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I've gotta say this album is epic, theres little space for fault on the whole 22 tracks (although maybe M.I.A's weak lyrics should of been given a miss) Obviously the whole listeners issue with the wait is quite valid, because if tracks like 'embody' and 'total' had been released before justice's 'cross' album the 'stars' of Ed Banger and dance music could of been a lot different right now.

Having said that it's quite obviously a build up of sebastian's work over the last few years and i'm more than happy to get it late than never. With Justice releasing a quite average follow-up to their first album it's excellent to then go back to the stereo and put this on! Aside from the sheer joy of the tracks also your getting 22 for your cash and not many artists can claim that in the last few years and trust me even the intro/interlude/outro's are worth listening to.

So dont worry about the remarks about it being 'too late' this album shows Sebastian bore the style and it still has many more roads to explore in my view, no wonder he decided to kiss himself!!!
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