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
Length 53:77
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) (Jon Brannstrom; Dennis Lyxzen; David Sandstrom; Kristopher Steen)
  2. Justice "Waters Of Nazareth" (Erol Alkan's Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr Re-Edit) w/ Pase Rock's Guest Drop (2:22) (Gaspard Augé; Xavier de Rosnay)
  3. Does It Offend You, Yeah? "We Are Rockstars" w/ Spank Rock & Amanda Blank's Guest Drop (2:00) (James Rushent; Dan Coop; Rob Bloomfield; Matty Derham)
  4. Services "Element Of Danger" (MSTRKRFT Remix) W/ Har Mar Superstar's Guest Drop (3:14) (Tristan Bechet; Christopher Pravdica)
  5. Goose "Bring it On" w/ Todd Fink's Guest Drop (3:45) (Mickael Karkousse; Dave Martijn; Tom Coghe; Bert Libeert)
  6. Larry Tee & Princess Superstar "Licky (Work It Out)"(Herve Goes Low Remix) w/ Santogold's Guest Drop (3:35) (Lawrence Thom; Concetta Kirschner)
  7. Green Velvet "Shake and Pop" w/ Kid Sister's Guest Drop (3:10) (Curtis Jones; Walter Phillips)
  8. Klaxons "Gravity's Rainbow" (Soulwax Remix) (5:04) (Jamie Reynolds; James Righton; Simon Taylor-Davies)
  9. Mystery Jets "The Boy Who Ran Away" (Riton Re-Dub) (2:50) (Blaine Harrison; Henry Harrison; Kai Fish; Kapil Trivedi; William Rees)
  10. Peaches "Boys Wanna Be Her" (Weird Science Remix) (2:03) (Merrill Beth Nisker)
  11. Datarock "Fa-Fa-Fa" w/ Steve Bays' Guest Drop (3:30) (Fredrik Saroea; Ketil Mosnes)
  12. Yelle "Je Veux te Voir" (3:33) (Jean-Francois Perrier; Julie Budet)
  13. Franz Ferdinand "Do You Want To" (Erol Alkan's Glam Racket Remix) (2:50) (Alex Kapranos; Nick McCarthy; Robert Hardy; Paul Thomson)
  14. Kim "Wet 'N Wild" w/ Mickey Avalon's Guest Drop (2:32) (Kimberly Isaac)
  15. Bloc Party "Helicopter" (Weird Science Remix feat. Peaches) (4:22) (Kele Okereke; Russell Lissack; Gordon Moakes; Matt Tong)
  16. Justice "D.A.N.C.E." (MSTRKRFT Remix) (4:20) (Gaspard Augé; Xavier de Rosnay)
  17. Scanners "Low Life" (L.A. Riots' Remix) w/ Uffie's Guest Drop (5:52) (Matthew Mole; Sarah Daly)

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.