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Objects For An Ideal Home

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PK 50
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Toothpaste
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Try A Balloon
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Welcome!
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Sorry Or Am I?
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Quick Save On A Sunday
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Read-Thru Colours
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Monday Nightcap
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Tennis At Wimbledon
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Below Minus 4
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People (Remember Salami)
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Smile Like Us
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Hubble At Hobby Industries
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Are You? Yes!
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To Draw A Line
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 59:06

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Sweet, candid, and uncluttered, Thomas Knak’s full-length debut as Opiate helped introduce elements of the everyday into electronic music’s ongoing dialogue. As implied by song titles such as “Toothpaste,” “Quick Save on a Sunday,” “Monday Nightcap,” and “Tennis at Wimbledon,” this is music more enamored with the ennui of day-to-day life than with future rhetoric or machine fetishism. That human position is reflected in Knak’s arrangements, which are infused with a warmth that conjures images of comfort and domestication. Since Knak (who is also the founder and head of electronic boutique label Hobby Industries) favors a less-is-more approach, Objects for an Ideal Home relies on space, subtle interplay, and simple melody for impact. “Try a Balloon” and “Below Minus 4″ are good overall signposts for the album; both employ single melodic motifs over chattering rhythms and subsist by toying with timings and counter-rhythms rather than introducing new instruments into the mix. Perhaps this elegance was what won Björk over; after hearing Objects for an Ideal Home for the first time in 2000, she was moved to contact him. As a result, the pair eventually co-wrote “Undo” and “Cocoon,” both of which appeared on 2001′s Vespertine. – Mark Pytlik

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