Arrhythmia (album)

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Arrhythmia
Arrhythmia-cover.jpg
Studio album by Antipop Consortium
Released April 2, 2002 (2002-04-02)
Genre Hip hop
Length 43:09
Label Warp
Producer Antipop Consortium, High Priest, M. Sayyid, E. Blaize, Beans
Antipop Consortium chronology
Shopping Carts Crashing
(2000)
Arrhythmia
(2002)
Antipop vs. Matthew Shipp
(2003)
Singles from Arrhythmia
  1. "Ghostlawns"
    Released: July 8, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Clubfavorable[2]
CMJ New Music Monthlyfavorable[3]
CMJ New Music Reportfavorable[4]
Pitchfork7.7/10[5]
PopMattersmixed[6]
Stylus MagazineC−[7]

Arrhythmia is a studio album by American hip hop group Antipop Consortium. It was released on Warp on April 2, 2002.[6] It peaked at number 29 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Brad Haywood of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.7 out of 10, saying, "despite its shortcomings, Arrhythmia has plenty of appeal, particularly to the indie crowd, for whom progressivism is a badge of pride."[5] Lisa Hageman of CMJ New Music Report said: "This album has been meticulously crafted down to the tiniest detail, rendering each track its own unique and complete experience."[4]

Chicago Reader placed it at number 7 on the "Best Releases of 2002" list.[9] In 2009, The Skinny included it on the "Warp Essentials" list.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Contraption"0:58
2."Bubblz"3:26
3."Ping Pong"2:42
4."Dead in Motion"4:18
5."Mega"2:24
6."Silver Heat"3:14
7."EKG"0:30
8."Ghostlawns / 2"4:12
9."We Kill Soap Scum"3:14
10."Z St."2:51
11."Traum"2:22
12."Tron Man Speaks"1:57
13."Focused"2:27
14."Conspiracy of Myth"3:34
15."Human Shield / Place the Face"5:00

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Antipop Consortium – music, art direction, design
  • Ernesto Abreau – conga (2)
  • Nedelka Prescod – vocals (5)
  • Shawn "Keys" Tronchin – strings (5, 14)
  • Michael Figaro – vocals (6)
  • Andrew Bartolomeo – vocals (6)
  • Aswan – vocals (8)
  • Tron Man – vocals (8, 12)
  • Leon Gruenbaum – keyboards (14)
  • Ken Heitmuller – mastering
  • Ron Croudy – art direction, design
  • Chris Davison – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[8] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kincaid, Nic. "Antipop Consortium - Arrhythmia". AllMusic. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Battaglia, Andy (April 29, 2002). "Anti-Pop Consortium: Arrhythmia". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Weingarten, Christopher R. (May 2002). "Antipop Consortium - Arrhythmia - Warp". CMJ New Music Monthly (101): 46.
  4. ^ a b Hageman, Lisa (April 1, 2002). "Antipop Consortium - Arrhythmia (Warp)". CMJ New Music Report (756): 4.
  5. ^ a b Haywood, Brad (May 2, 2002). "Anti-Pop Consortium: Arrhythmia". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Cibula, Matt (May 29, 2002). "Antipop Consortium: Arrythmia". PopMatters. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  7. ^ Mueller, Gavin (September 1, 2003). "Anti-Pop Consortium - Arrhythmia". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 14 April 2002 - 20 April 2002". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Margasak, Peter (January 2, 2003). "Best Releases of 2002". Chicago Reader. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  10. ^ Gieben, Bram (October 27, 2009). "Warp Essentials". The Skinny. Retrieved December 17, 2015.

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