No P. or D.

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No P. or D.
Ms John Soda No P or D.jpg
Studio album by
Released7 October 2002 (2002-10-07)
Recorded2002
StudioUphon (Weilheim in Oberbayern)
Genre
Length35:58
LabelMorr
Producer
  • Mario Thaler
  • Ms. John Soda
Ms. John Soda chronology
No P. or D.
(2002)
Notes and the Like
(2006)

No P. or D. is the debut studio album by German indie electronic band Ms. John Soda. It was released on 7 October 2002 by Morr Music.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[4]
Pitchfork8.8/10[5]
Stylus Magazine6.2/10[2]
Tiny Mix Tapes5/5[6]

Pitchfork critic Eric Carr highlighted the "serene vocals" and "rich, deep melodies" present throughout No P. or D., describing the album as a "fantastically accessible" record that "can be enjoyed with as much or as little of the brain as desired."[5] Tiny Mix Tapes reviewer Wolfman wrote that he "couldn't help but feel a deep sense of inner peace" while listening to the album.[6] Jaime Vázquez of AllMusic cited Ms. John Soda's ability to create "mood" as their "greatest strength", adding: "They make recordings that can be left on as background, but the arrangements hold up to scrutiny and reveal new subtleties with each listen."[4] In a less enthusiastic review, Stylus Magazine's Kareem Estefan was critical of the band's "cautious approach" and deemed the album "good, but inessential."[2] At the end of 2003, No P. or D. was listed by Pitchfork as the year's 45th best album.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Micha Acher and Stefanie Böhm.

No.TitleLength
1."Technicolor"4:17
2."Misco"4:17
3."Go Check"4:15
4."Solid Ground"3:26
5."By Twos"5:49
6."Unsleeping"4:07
7."Hiding / Fading"4:56
8."Elusive"4:51
Total length:35:58

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[8]

Ms. John Soda

  • Micha Acher
  • Stefanie Böhm

Additional musicians

  • Thomas Geltinger – drums
  • Gerhard Gschlößl – trombone
  • Carl Oesterhelt – percussion
  • Ulrich Wangenheim – flute

Production

Design

  • Jan Kruse – cover and booklet artwork
  • Gerald von Foris – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Notes and the Like – Ms. John Soda". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Estefan, Kareem. "Ms. John Soda – No P. or D." Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 24 April 2003. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Ms. John Soda: No P. Or D." Morr Music. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b Vázquez, Jaime. "No P. or D. – Ms. John Soda". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b Carr, Eric (6 January 2003). "Ms. John Soda: No P. or D." Pitchfork. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b Wolfman. "Ms. John Soda – No P. or D." Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2003". Pitchfork. 31 December 2003. p. 1. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  8. ^ No P. or D. (liner notes). Ms. John Soda. Morr Music. 2002. MM031CD.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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