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When someone like Michael Mayer comes out with an album so ordinary, it has to be disappointing. Kompakt has been releasing melodic house for years but as the head honcho of said label, Mayer should be trying harder to push his sound into new directions. There's something awfully forgettable and transitory about melodic house which adversely affects its replayability. MANTASY is comparable to Four Tet's PINK (2012) and Daphni's JIAOLONG (2012) in style, and all three left me indifferent. The issue with MANTASY is that this feeling is spread thin, reducing its emotional impact. Moreover, where is the "jacking" or funk element in this album? House music lives and dies by this aspect. The melodic hooks are vibrant and well-constructed, but the bassline and drum track, whereby the funk is manufactured, doesn't get the job done.
Mantasy is Mayer's first original full-length in eight years. Considering such a lengthy absence, you'd be forgiven for wondering if he might come back with something dramatically different, but he doesn't take any big swings here, nor does he seem to worry much about stretching beyond his own aesthetic bounds. Detractors will argue that in 2012 his kind of touch sounds more middle-aged than craftsmanlike, and, frankly, they'll be right
Release date: October 22, 2012. All The More Reason That Kompakt Is Pleased To Announce The Sophomore Album Mantasy, A Long-Awaited, Indispensable Update Of Michael Mayer's Production Sound And An Essential Release For The Label In 2012. One Tends To Think That It's Relatively Easy: You Make Some Sounds, You Launch A Label, You Release Some Record. ltimately, Electronic Music Is Known For Its Short Chain Of Command
Mantasy, made during the course of seven months, is more unified and reflects the Kompakt leader's infatuation with a broad range of film music. After the twinkling melancholia of "Sully," the album makes like the early portion of a Mayer DJ set, with alternately clumpy and jumpy rhythms - inhibited yet somewhat cartoonish - fostering a sense of anticipation. Mantasy" itself, stern and chugging yet spacious, comes off like a Moroder-ik version of his 2003 single "Privat
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012 Record label: Kompakt Genre(s): Club/Dance. 73 Music Critic Score How the Music Critic Score works. Mantasy - Very Good, Based on 4 Critics. 80. Those hoping for a romping new hi-NRG direction from Michael Mayer will be disappointed.
Michael Mayer - Mantasy 06:33. Michael Mayer - Wrong Lap 04:51. Michael Mayer - Sully 05:07. Michael Mayer - Voigt Kampff Test 07:37. Michael Mayer - Lamusetwa 06:39. Michael Mayer - Baumhaus 03:42. Michael Mayer - Rudi Was a Punk 06:43. Mantasy Remixe 3 - Michael Mayer. Mantasy Remixe 2 - Michael Mayer. The Horn Conspiracy (DJ-Kicks): MetaPop Remixes - Michael Mayer. Mantasy Remixe 1 - Michael Mayer. Totally Ridiculous: Take a Chance - Darryl Jooste, Michael and Darryl Jooste, Michael Mayer.
Michael Mayer – Mantasy. Kompakt) UK release date: 22 October 2012. by Jamil Ahmad published: 22 Oct 2012 in Albums. As artist albums go, a Michael Mayer release is a real rarity. In the eight years that have passed since his first album Touch, Mayer has busied himself with running one of electronic music’s most respected labels, Kompakt, from his base in Cologne.
|1||Sully Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||5:09|
|2||Lamusetwa Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||6:41|
|3||Wrong Lap Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||4:53|
|4||Mantasy Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||6:35|
|5||Roses Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||6:15|
|6||Baumhaus Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||3:27|
|7||Rudi Was a Punk Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||6:45|
|8||Voigt Kampff Test Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||7:39|
|9||Neue Furche Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||5:42|
|10||Good Times Michael Mayer||Michael Mayer||7:45|
CreditsJeppe Kjellberg - Vocals
Michael Mayer - Composer, Primary Artist
Wolfgang Voigt - Artwork