Lali Puna ‎– Faking The Books

Morr Music ‎– 044 mm
CD, Album, Digipak

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1 Faking The Books 4:00
2 Call 1-800-fear 3:24
3 Micronomic 3:23
4 Small Things 3:40
5 B-Movie 3:13
6 People I Know 3:05
7 Grin And Bear 4:41
8 Geography-5 2:27
9 Left Handed
Guitar – Max Punktezahl
10 Alienation
Violin – Osamu Nambu
11 Crawling By Numbers
Cello – Sebastian Hess

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Recorded and mixed June to November 2003 at Uphon Studio. Except "Left Handed" recorded at Hausmusik.

℗+© 2004 Morr Music

Tri-fold Digipak

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 80918 41262 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 880918412627
  • Label Code: LC 10387
  • Matrix / Runout: MORRMUSIC044CD A394758-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L573
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9707

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MM044 Lali Puna Faking The Books(LP, Album) Morr Music MM044 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
MM044 Lali Puna Faking The Books(LP, Alb + 12") Morr Music MM044 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
MM044 Lali Puna Faking The Books(LP, Album, RE) Morr Music MM044 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PMCD 2009 Lali Puna Faking The Books(CD, Album, Promo) Pastel Music PMCD 2009 South Korea 2006 Sell This Version
MM044CD Lali Puna Faking The Books(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Morr Music MM044CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version


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May 29, 2010
I love this album. The songs (in my opinion) show a real rebound from Scary World Theory. Powerful but ice-cool electronic pop. The production is top notch too.

I never understood why the band went quiet after such a strong release. I'm very glad they're releasing more music. I'd better go out and get the new one!


February 11, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

Lali Puna's love of beauty doesn't grow any weaker with FAKING THE BOOKS -- if anything, they've grown more into the pop rock suggested by earlier albums. The title track merges gentle guitar with Valerie Trebeljahr's plain and processed vocals, while "Call 1-800-Fear" and "Micronomic" have more of a straightforward, but dense rock sound. This album tends more towards upbeat than their other work as well, even if "People I Know" hints at Broadcast-like moodiness. For variation, "Geography-5" goes much more stripped down, and the closing track, "Crawling By Numbers" continues this. But perhaps the best merger of electronica and rock on the album is "Left Handed," which seems to best encapsulate Lali Puna's unique vision of pop.