Tiga ‎– No Fantasy Required

Counter Records ‎– COUNT080
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 No Fantasy Required (Extended Alternate Mix)
Written-By, Producer – Clarian North, Tiga Sontag
A2 Make Me Fall In Love (Extended Mix)
Mastered By – Adam AyanMixed By – Martin ButtrichProducer – Martin Buttrich, Matthew Dear, Tiga SontagVocals [Additional] – Jake ShearsWritten-By – Jake Shears, Martin Buttrich, Matthew Dear, Tiga Sontag
B1 3 Rules (Extended Version)
Mixed By – Matthew DearWritten-By, Producer – Matthew Dear, Tiga Sontag
B2 Having So Much Fun
Effects [Vocal Effects] – Clarian NorthMixed By – Matthew DearProducer – Clarian North, Matthew Dear, Tiga SontagTrumpet – Greg PaulusWritten-By – Clarian North, Lene Lovich, Les Chappell, Matthew Dear, Tiga Sontag
B3 Tell Me Your Secret
Mastered By – Howie WeinbergWritten-By, Producer – Clarian North, Tiga Sontag
C1 Always (12inch Version)
Written-By, Producer – Q Whalley*, Tiga Sontag
C2 Planet E
Written-By, Producer – Ross Birchard, Tiga Sontag
C3 Don't Break My Heart (Extended Version)
Supervised By [Additional Support] – Stuart PriceWritten-By, Producer – Clarian North, Tiga Sontag
D1 Bugatti
Mastered By – Sam JohnMixed By – Matthew DearWritten-By, Producer, Instruments, Programmed By – Jori Hulkkonen, Tiga Sontag
D2 Secretary (Plush Unreleased Demo)
Written-By, Producer – Jori Hulkkonen, Tiga Sontag
D3 Blondes Have More Fun (Extended Alternate Mix)
Edited By – Jori HulkkonenMastered By – Howie WeinbergWritten-By, Producer – Clarian North, Tiga Sontag

Companies, etc.



Includes digital download code. Gatefold sleeve with neon pink inner card sleeves.

Made in EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5054429004229
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO COUNT 080 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MPO COUNT 080 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): MPO COUNT 080 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): MPO COUNT 080 D
  • Label Code: LC-34609

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COUNTCD080 Tiga No Fantasy Required(CD, Album) Counter Records COUNTCD080 UK 2016 Sell This Version
BRCT80 Tiga No Fantasy Required(CD, Album + File, WAV) Beat Records BRCT80 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
COUNT080 Tiga No Fantasy Required(2xLP, Album + CDr) Counter Records COUNT080 UK 2016 Sell This Version
COUNT080P Tiga No Fantasy Required(2xLP, Album, TP) Counter Records COUNT080P UK 2016 Sell This Version
COUNTDNL080W Tiga No Fantasy Required(11xFile, WAV, Album, 16-) Counter Records COUNTDNL080W UK 2016



Add Review



January 9, 2017

Not the kind of music I usually listen to. As far as electronic music goes I'm more likely to be listening to Kraftwerk, Yello, YMO, Gas, Matmos etc than the full on 'shake your booty in the club' music that Tiga tends to make... saying that I've always been attracted to Tiga's stony faced tongue in cheek music.

This album is a mix in terms of producer help, mixers etc but somehow it generally comes together to sound like one body of work. The deepest and most enjoyable tracks tend to be the ones Matthew Dear helped out on... they just have a really nice space to them whilst also being heavy.

A good chunk of the tracks revolve around one or two vocal lines repeated infinitely; somehow these tracks work out better than the ones with more developed lyrics... especially the final track Blondes Have More Fun which I straight out just didn't like. Actually come to think of it I didn't really like any of Side D: Bugatti I had already heard a bunch and so now just flies over my head, Secretary was a bad sounding demo version of a four year old track that had a soundscape that whilst interesting was directionless and didn't fit with the overall sound of the album and then the final track just left a sour taste in my mouth.

It's not all bad, I come to this album to delve into the mix and the production; and there is a lot to chew on here! The LP comes with a download code that allows you to download either WAV or MP3 of the album (that's how it's done!). The download is for the CD tracklisting which has replaces Secretary with the full Plush version and all the tracks are in what I guess is their 'original' form (aka no extended or alternative mixes), I have yet to listen to this but it's great it comes with this and I'm looking forward to picking up on the differences.

6 or 7/10 - an enjoyable listen with a deep mix to dive in to.