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Michael MayerMantasy

Michael Mayer - Mantasy album cover
Label:Kompakt – KOMPAKT CD 100
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Techno, House, Tech House

Tracklist

1Sully5:07
2Lamusetwa6:39
3Wrong Lap4:51
4Mantasy6:33
5Roses6:14
6Baumhaus3:43
7Rudi Was A Punk6:43
8Voigt Kampff Test7:38
9Neue Furche5:40
10Good Times
VocalsJeppe Kjellberg
7:45
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Notes

Released in Gatefold card sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 880319072024
  • Matrix / Runout: CA KOMCD100@@
  • Mastering SID Code (variant 1 & 2): IFPI LY88 7/13/2012 12:55:55 PM 0000847237
  • Mould SID Code (variant 1): IFPI 1284
  • Mould SID Code (variant 2): IFPI 1258
  • Label Code: LC 12012
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Mantasy (2×LP, Album, CD, Album, All Media, Deluxe Edition)KompaktKOMPAKT 250Germany2012
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Mantasy (CD, Album, Promo)KompaktKOMPAKT CD 100Germany2012

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Reviews

  • jiggawhat's avatar
    jiggawhat
    When someone like Michael Mayer comes out with an album so ordinary, it has to be disappointing. Kompakt has been releasing melodic house for years but as the head honcho of said label, Mayer should be trying harder to push his sound into new directions. There's something awfully forgettable and transitory about melodic house which adversely affects its replayability.

    MANTASY is comparable to Four Tet's PINK (2012) and Daphni's JIAOLONG (2012) in style, and all three left me indifferent. There are some outstanding tracks on all three albums but the overall effect is remarkably weak. Cheesy, upbeat house is acceptable, but I favor darker, deeper music.

    I think the Flying Lotus describes the matter best: "You figure out what the feeling is, and if it's one of those good feelings, you don't want it to last too long. It's like an orgasm, man - if it lasted forever, it wouldn't be awesome."

    The issue with MANTASY is that this feeling is spread thin, reducing its emotional impact. Moreover, where is the "jacking" or funk element in this album? House music lives and dies by this aspect. The melodic hooks are vibrant and well-constructed, but the bassline and drum track, whereby the funk is manufactured, doesn't get the job done. It pales in comparison to Hercules & Love Affair's DJ Kicks, which unashamedly lays on those cheesy melodies, but also brings the funky grooves to back it up.

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