Nautilis ‎– Are You An Axolotl

Planet Mu ‎– ZIQ050CD
CD, Album

Companies, etc.



℗ 2002 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
© 2002 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
Made in England

Jewel case packaging

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 00116 80502 7
  • Barcode (String): 600116805027
  • Matrix / Runout: ZIQ050CD A2Z MUSIC 25271
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD12
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5Q12

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZIQ050 Nautilis Are You An Axolotl(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Planet Mu ZIQ050 UK 2002
ZIQ050 Nautilis Are You An Axolotl(2xLP, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ050 UK 2002 Sell This Version


Reviews Show All 2 Reviews

Add Review



October 13, 2013

Nautilis enters cut-and-paste IDM with ARE YOU AN AXOLOTL, bringing chopped up vocals to nice melodic effect on "Mofpex" and the short-but-sweet "Mend" blends a tough beat with tinkling electronics -- reminiscent of Bola's work. "Polyphonix Tronix Scapegoat" indeed, sounds like Bola's more hip-hop oriented work, though Nautilis keeps his tracks simpler, even if the lyrics are a bit silly. But the Asian-style melodies on the instrumental "Ruffion" help make up for lyrical weakness elsewhere. For instance, the layered vocals of "081301" have a haunting effect, while "It's Lonely In The Streets" mines 60s cinematic chansons. "Wednesday Afternoon" meanders into some jazz, not too different from what you'd find on a Hotel Costes compilation, before veering back into IDM territory. "All I Have" lends itself to a bit of melancholy, and "Why It Got To Be So Damn Tough" takes it out on a mellow note. Varied, and all the more exciting for it.


May 22, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
I need to get another copy of this album, I mislaid the first one, to refresh my memory, but the combination of breaks and weird samples along with sweeping strings and heart tweaking melodies make this one of my most memorable albums of the last 5 years.
Buy a copy (Planet Mu), fuggin great record.