Random Album Title

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Random Album Title
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Studio album by deadmau5
Released 2 September 2008
Recorded 2006–08
Genre Progressive house
Label
Producer Joel Zimmerman
deadmau5 chronology
Vexillology
(2006)
Random Album Title
(2008)
For Lack of a Better Name
(2009)
Singles from Random Album Title
  1. "Faxing Berlin / Jaded"
    Released: 25 October 2006
  2. "Not Exactly / We Fail"
    Released: 27 August 2007
  3. "Arguru"
    Released: 13 December 2007
  4. "Alone With You"
    Released: 7 April 2008
  5. "I Remember"
    Released: 15 September 2008
  6. "Slip / Sometimes Things Get, Whatever"
    Released: 8 December 2008
  7. "Brazil (2nd Edit) / Cat on a Leash"
    Released: 9 April 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

Random Album Title is the third studio album by the Canadian electronic music producer deadmau5, released by Ultra Records and mau5trap on 2 September 2008. It is deadmau5's breakthrough album as well as his first to utilize titles using the now-familiar Arial Black font. The album contains the singles "Faxing Berlin", "Not Exactly" and "I Remember". Following the success of "I Remember" in the UK, Random Album Title later entered the UK Top 75 Albums chart at #31 in May 2009.[citation needed]

Songs[edit]

The track "Slip" is named for its hook which intentionally falls out of time with the beat and melody of the song. The original mix of "Faxing Berlin" is 8:37 compared to the mixed album version's length, which is only 2:36. Combined with its preceding acoustic piano intro on the continuous mix version it is 4:15. On the unmixed version both these tracks are replaced by the original mix. The track "Arguru" was written in memory of Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius nicknamed Arguru, a well-known audio software developer and musician.[2] The composition of the 2010 song "I Said" by deadmau5 and Chris Lake (who also co-wrote "Arguru") would later be similar to the song.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Continuous mix version[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 by Haley Gibby; co-written by Ryan Raddon and 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 version[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 by Haley Gibby; co-written by Ryan Raddon and Finn Bjarnson) 9:52
8. "Faxing Berlin"   8:37
9. "Not Exactly"   9:12
10. "So There I Was"   6:45

In popular culture[edit]

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 single, "Happiness". It has also been used by Taio Cruz in his song "Touch the Sky". It was used as part of a remixed mash-up of it and Haley Gibby's 2010 song "Falling in Love" as "Falling in Love With Brazil." The first edit of "Brazil" has seen no official release but can be found online on sites such as YouTube.

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