Efdemin ‎– Chicago

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1 Cowbell 5:24
2 Shoeshine 5:56
3 Night Train 9:26
4 Oh My God
Featuring [Evolved With] – Nina Kraviz
5 There Will Be Singing 7:30
6 Le Grand Voyage 4:28
7 Nothing Is Everything 9:13
8 Round Here 8:50
9 Wonderland (The Race For Space) 10:30
10 Oh My God (Reprise) 8:10

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"Oh My God" evolved out of the Moskau-Berlin-Session with Nina Kraviz.

Track 10 ends at 4:05, and a hidden track begins at 6:11.

Released in 6-panel cardsleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 80319 46702 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 880319467028
  • Matrix / Runout: CA DIALCD021PROMO @
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039 03/12/10 12:50:13 AM
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1280
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1288

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Dial LP 21 Efdemin Chicago(2x12", Album) Dial Dial LP 21 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
dial CD 21 Efdemin Chicago(10xFile, WAV, Album) Dial dial CD 21 Germany 2010
dial CD 21 Efdemin Chicago(CD, Album, Promo) Dial dial CD 21 Germany 2010 Sell This Version



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May 11, 2011

Efdemin's second album, CHICAGO, takes a much different tack from his debut. First off, the opening track, "Cowbell," features a lot of... cowbell. It also has more of a improvisatory feel to it, as opposed to his more carefully structured pieces. The kickdrum never even kicks in! "Shoeshine" brings back the beat, but the structure still remains loose, with snippets of city sounds murmuring in the background, beneath the angular synth lines. "Oh My God" is somewhat abstract until the piano chords arrive, whereupon it becomes almost jazzy, until it segues into the Chicago house of "There Will Be Singing," which takes a tribal direction halfway through before surfacing again. "Nothing is Everything" veers into abstraction again, while, on the other side of the spectrum, “Round Here” and “Night Train” are both rhythmic pounders. The reprise of “Oh My God” that closes the album emphasizes the piano chords in an ambient background. Quite the step in a new direction.