Label: Modular Recordings - 2763851,Universal Music Group - 2763851 • Format: CD Album • Country: Mexico • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Electro
Zonoscope is the third studio album by Australian electronic music band Cut Copy. It was released on 4 February by Modular Recordings. Recorded in Melbourne inthe album received generally positive reviews from music critics. The album's title and release date were announced exclusively through Spin magazine on 2 November We Irresistible (Jermain Dupri Remix w/ Lil Bow Wow) - Jessica Simpson - Irresistible (Remixes) wanted percussion to become more of a feature, because we had this idea of creating a rhythmic, hypnotic record where time becomes irrelevant.
We wanted Zonoscope to represent this record. Zonoscope was recorded over a six-month period in a warehouse space in FairfieldMelbourne  littered with discarded vintage recording gear and instruments. We were just kind of locked in there by ourselves, and we couldn't have had it sounding how it sounds without us going in there.
There's more of a repetitive, hypnotic, rhythmic aspect to a lot of the tracks. The band had the idea of using a vocal ensemble while listening to David Bowie 's Young Americans and Primal Scream 's Screamadelica They also seemed to complement Dan [Whitford]'s voice really well. We didn't necessarily want them to be the focus, just to work in harmony with what Dan was doing and it was amazing to see it work out so well.
And a lot of acid house era, post-rave indie music like Happy Mondays and Take Me Over - Cut Copy - Zonoscope Scream. It isn't a destruction of the old world, more a creation of the new—it looks archaic, but at the same time it's timeless, referencing music from the past", Hoey said of the artwork. Peter Gaston of Spin opined that the song "veer[s] into a more conventional-sounding, guitar-bass-drums combination and seemed to indicate a departure from the sleek, electronic-laced sound of In Ghost Take Me Over - Cut Copy - Zonoscope . I thought it was actually great to put out first from the record.
Zonoscope received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 71, based on 31 reviews.
Club wrote that "Cut Copy's music successfully achieves synesthesia on its own throughout [the album]" and that "each arpeggiator pattern, glow-worm guitar line, and percussive thump on Zonoscope bobs in the Take Me Over - Cut Copy - Zonoscope as a luxuriously distinct spot of sound. Margaret Wappler of the Los Angeles Times found that "[t]here aren't too many new stones in the Tongues Of Fire - Rick Wakeman - Return To The Centre Of The Earth garden that Cut Copy overturns, but what it roots out is expertly arranged, creating pastiches that raise ghosts from the past while capturing a spirit that's utterly now.
But the lovelorn sentiments are generic, and singer Dan Whitford's baritone drone adds little to the proceedings. Pitchfork placed the album at number 28 on its list of Cartoon Heroes - Various - Now Thats What I Call Music!
45 Top 50 Albums of " and concluded, "Above all, Cut Copy showed that they know how to weave new songs from familiar touch-points and that they have the songwriting chops to make the patchwork feel of a piece. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Zonoscope. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cut Copy. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 December Archived from the original on 26 November Retrieved 28 October Grammy Awards.
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