Music for a French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities by the Books

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Music for a French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities by the Books
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Studio album by The Books
Released 2006
Recorded 2004
Genre Collage music,[1] Electronic, Folk
Length 15:08
Label Self-released
The Books chronology
Lost and Safe
(2005)Lost and Safe2005
Music for a French Elevator
(2006)
The Way Out
(2010)The Way Out2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[2]

Music for a French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities by The Books (often referred to as simply Music for a French Elevator) is a 2006 release by The Books. It is a compendium on mini CD of four pieces created for the "1%" art and sound installation in the Ministry of Culture in Paris, France in 2004. The pieces were created to be played in the elevator of the Ministry, giving the release its title. Following the initial four tracks (those designed for the elevator) are "several 'classic' spoken word tracks" taken from The Books' sample libraries.[3]

This release was distributed on tour in 2006 and is available from The Books online store.[4]

The tracks on this limited release are generally very short. The first four tracks (designed for the aforementioned French elevator) feature many samples of French language phrases.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fralité" – 1:18
  2. "Egaberté" – 0:53
  3. "Liternité" – 1:21
  4. "It's Musiiiiic!" – 0:28
  5. "The Joy of Nature" – 0:47
  6. "Meditation Outtakes" – 1:03
  7. "A Long Villainous Sequence" – 0:35
  8. "Millions of Millions" – 2:04
  9. "Of the Word God" – 1:03
  10. "Ghost train Digest" – 2:38
  11. "You'll Never Be Alone" – 1:23
  12. "Three Day Night" – 1:01
  13. "Ah..., I See" – 0:20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khawaja, Jemayel (2007-04-24). "Interview with Nick Zammuto". Hate Something Beautiful. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  2. ^ Richardson, Mark (March 19, 2006). "The Books: Music for a French Elevator". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ The Books :: Garage
  4. ^ The Books' online store