Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

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Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles
Studio album by Steve Aoki
Released United States January 22, 2008
United Kingdom January 22, 2008
Genre Indie rock
Electronica
Dance
Rock
Label Thrive Records
Producer Steve Aoki
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars link
AbsolutePunk.net 74% link
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Obscuresound 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 2.5/10 link

Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles is the debut mix album by California DJ and record producer Steve Aoki.

The mix features tracks from Justice, Peaches, Datarock, MSTRKRFT, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and others, with guest vocal appearances from Santogold, Spank Rock, Uffie, Kid Sister, Pase Rock, Amanda Blank and Mickey Avalon.

The album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Electronic Chart.

History[edit]

Aoki explained that there's a meaning behind the album name. Pillow Face is a character he created who is really the alter ego of himself. He is "traveling and surviving with no sleep – practically, no sleep for weeks, yet still being able to function. His head turns into a pillow. Airplane Chronicles – we're just traveling, living in airports and going global. That's part of what glues all this music and all these artists together. There's artists from Sweden, to New York, to Paris, to Los Angeles to, everywhere, all kind of coming together for this one."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Refused "New Noise" (1:55)
  2. Justice "Waters Of Nazareth" (Erol Alkan's Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr Re-Edit) w/ Pase Rock's Guest Drop (2:22)
  3. Does It Offend You, Yeah? "We Are Rockstars" w/ Spank Rock & Amanda Blank's Guest Drop (2:00)
  4. Services "Element Of Danger" (MSTRKRFT Remix) W/ Har Mar Superstar's Guest Drop (3:14)
  5. Goose "Bring it On" w/ Todd Fink's Guest Drop (3:45)
  6. Larry Tee & Princess Superstar "Licky (Work It Out)"(Herve Goes Low Remix) w/ Santogold's Guest Drop (3:35)
  7. Green Velvet "Shake and Pop" w/ Kid Sister's Guest Drop (3:10)
  8. Klaxons "Gravity's Rainbow" (Soulwax Remix) (5:04)
  9. Mystery Jets "The Boy Who Ran Away" (Riton Re-Dub) (2:50)
  10. Peaches "Boys Wanna Be Her" (Weird Science Remix) (2:03)
  11. Datarock "Fa-Fa-Fa" w/ Steve Bays' Guest Drop (3:30)
  12. Yelle "Je Veux te Voir" (3:33)
  13. Franz Ferdinand "Do You Want To" (Erol Alkan's Glam Racket Remix) (2:50)
  14. Kim "Wet 'N Wild" w/ Mickey Avalon's Guest Drop (2:32)
  15. Bloc Party "Helicopter" (Weird Science Remix feat. Peaches) (4:22)
  16. Justice "D.A.N.C.E." (MSTRKRFT Remix) (4:20)
  17. Scanners "Low Life" (L.A. Riots' Remix) w/ Uffie's Guest Drop (5:52)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Dance/Electronic Albums[2] 8

Reception[edit]

Response to Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles was generally mixed to negative.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Aoki interview - 2008
  2. ^ ((( Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-21.