Random Album Title

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Random Album Title
Studio album by deadmau5
Released September 2, 2008
Recorded 2006–2008
Genre Progressive house, electro house, trance
Length 1:12:26
Label Ministry of Sound
Ultra Records
Mau5trap Recordings
Producer Joel Zimmerman
Ryan Raddon
Chris Lake
deadmau5 chronology
Project 56
(2008)
Random Album Title
(2008)
At Play
(2008)
Singles from Random Album Title
  1. "Faxing Berlin / Jaded"
    Released: October 25, 2006
  2. "Not Exactly / We Fail"
    Released: August 27, 2007
  3. "Arguru"
    Released: December 13, 2007
  4. "Alone With You"
    Released: April 7, 2008
  5. "I Remember"
    Released: September 15, 2008
  6. "Slip / Sometimes Things Get, Whatever"
    Released: December 8, 2008
  7. "Brazil (2nd Edit) / Cat on a Leash"
    Released: April 9, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

Random Album Title is the third studio album by house producer deadmau5. Released on the labels Mau5trap Recordings, Ministry of Sound and Ultra Records, it is deadmau5's breakthrough album and his first to stylize names and titles using the now-familiar "Arial Black" font. The packaging of the album is the shape of a square. The album contains the singles "Faxing Berlin", "Not Exactly", and deadmau5's collaboration with Kaskade "I Remember". It was released physically in Ireland on October 3, 2008 and in the UK on October 6, 2008. In the United States, and Canada, there are two versions of the album, Unmixed (UL1905) and Mixed (UL1868). It was released September 2, 2008 digitally (beatport.com, iTunes, etc.), and was released physically worldwide on November 4.

Following the success of the single "I Remember" in the UK, Random Album Title entered the UK Top 75 Albums chart at #31 in May 2009.[citation needed] A video for "I Remember" was released in early 2009. "Faxing Berlin" appears in At Play, which is 6:17 longer compared to the mixed album version's length.

The track "Arguru" was written in memory of Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius, a well-known audio-software developer and musician.[2] The song's composition is similar to that of "I Said", deadmau5's 2010 collaboration with Chris Lake, who also co-wrote the track.[3]

The track "Slip" is named for its recurrent hook, which intentionally falls out of time with the song.

The track "Brazil (2nd Edit)" has been used numerous times by other artists. Kylie Minogue sampled the song in the sessions for her album Aphrodite in an unreleased song named "Change Your Mind". Alexis Jordan also used the song on her debut single, "Happiness". It has also been used by Taio Cruz in his song "Touch the Sky". It was used as a remixed mash-up for Haley Gibby's 2010 recording "Falling in Love," billed as "Falling in Love With Brazil." The first edit of "Brazil" has seen no official release but may be found online at sites such as YouTube.

Track listing[edit]

UK and Ireland (MAU5CD01)[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joel Zimmerman, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Sometimes Things Get, Whatever"   7:15
2. "Complications"   5:31
3. "Slip"   6:44
4. "Some Kind of Blue"   6:19
5. "Brazil (2nd Edit)"   5:23
6. "Alone With You"   7:30
7. "I Remember" (with Kaskade; vocals: Haley Gibby; co-written by Ryan Raddon (Kaskade) & Finn Bjarnson) 9:07
8. "Faxing Berlin (Piano Acoustic Version)"   1:39
9. "Faxing Berlin"   2:36
10. "Not Exactly"   8:00
11. "Arguru" (co-written by Chris Lake) 5:30
12. "So There I Was"   6:49

Mixed (UL1868)[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joel Zimmerman, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Sometimes Things Get, Whatever"   7:15
2. "Complications"   5:31
3. "Slip"   6:44
4. "Some Kind of Blue"   6:19
5. "Brazil (2nd Edit)"   5:33
6. "Alone With You"   7:30
7. "I Remember" (with Kaskade; vocals: Haley Gibby; co-written by Ryan Raddon (Kaskade) & Finn Bjarnson) 9:07
8. "Faxing Berlin (Piano Acoustic Version)"   1:39
9. "Faxing Berlin"   2:36
10. "Not Exactly"   8:00
11. "Arguru" (co-written by Chris Lake) 5:30
12. "So There I Was"   6:49

Unmixed (UL1905)[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joel Zimmerman, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Sometimes Things Get, Whatever"   8:19
2. "Complications"   9:51
3. "Slip"   7:43
4. "Some Kind of Blue"   8:00
5. "Brazil (2nd Edit)"   6:35
6. "Alone With You"   8:11
7. "I Remember (Vocal Mix)" (with Kaskade; vocals: Haley Gibby; co-written by Ryan Raddon (Kaskade) & Finn Bjarnson) 9:52
8. "Faxing Berlin"   8:37
9. "Not Exactly"   9:12
10. "So There I Was"   6:45

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