13 & God (album)

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13 & God
13 & God (13 & God album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released May 3, 2005 (2005-05-03)
Studio Alien Research Center
Genre Hip hop, indie rock, electronica
Length 49:26
Label Anticon, Alien Transistor
13 & God chronology
13 & God
(2005)
Own Your Ghost
(2011)
Singles from 13 & God
  1. "Men of Station / Soft Atlas"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Cokemachineglow 65/100[3]
Exclaim! favorable[4]
Pitchfork 8.1/10[5]
Playlouder 4/5 stars[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B−[8]

13 & God is the first studio album by 13 & God, a collaboration between American hip hop group Themselves and German rock band The Notwist.[2] It was released on Anticon and Alien Transistor in 2005.[9] "Men of Station / Soft Atlas" was released as a single from the album.[10]

Critical reception

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 80% based on 20 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Tim DiGravina of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, describing it as "a decidedly dark and murky musical excursion into a realm of percolating electronics, moody jazz elements, bizarre raps, ethereal acoustic guitars, and sad pianos."[2] Melissa Wheeler of Exclaim! called it "a gorgeous, pensive and gently dark album of rap-sprinkled mutated electronic indie rock".[4]

Adrien Begrand of PopMatters gave the album 7 stars out of 10, saying, "It's an album that requires patience from both hip-hop devotees and IDM enthusiasts, but once it's allowed to grow on the listener, its own distinct beauty begins to surface with each subsequent listen."[7]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Adam Drucker, except "Men of Station", "Perfect Speed", and "If" by Adam Drucker and Markus Acher; all music composed by 13 & God.

No. Title Length
1. "Low Heaven" 4:32
2. "Men of Station" 3:48
3. "Ghostwork" 5:45
4. "Perfect Speed" 3:36
5. "Afterclap" 3:51
6. "Soft Atlas" 3:51
7. "Tin Strong" 6:09
8. "If" 4:19
9. "Superman on Ice" 7:16
10. "Walk" 6:19

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.

13 & God

  • Adam "Doseone" Drucker – vocals, sampler, synthesizer, melodica, field recording
  • Jeff "Jel" Logan – vocals, sampler, turntables, drums
  • Dax Pierson – vocals, piano, electric piano, melodica, organ, synthesizer, sampler, mouth percussion, bike party recording
  • Markus Acher – vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards, plugged piano, sampler, turntables, programming
  • Micha Acher – bass guitar, keyboards, piano, trombone, programming, electronics, string arrangement, brass arrangement
  • Martin Gretschmann – electronics, synthesizer, effects, processing, programming

Additional musicians

  • Ulrich Wangenheim – clarinet (1, 5), flute (1, 5)
  • Valerie Trebeljahr – vocals (1, 5, 6)
  • Stefanie Bohm – vocals (3, 5, 6)
  • Martin Messerschmid – drums (3, 10)
  • Max Punktezahl – guitar (4, 10), delay (4, 10)
  • Yoni Wolf – vocals (6)
  • James Brandon Best – vocals (8)
  • Sebastian Hess – cello (9)
  • Flo Steinleitner – everything else
  • God – afterclap

Technical personnel

  • Martin Gretschmann – mixing
  • Chris Blair – mastering

References

  1. ^ a b "13 & God by 13 & God". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c DiGravina, Tim. "13 & God - 13 & God". AllMusic. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Betz, Chet (May 18, 2005). "13 & God: 13 & God". Cokemachineglow. Archived from the original on May 12, 2006. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Wheeler, Melissa (April 1, 2005). "13 & God - 13 & God". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Howe, Brian (May 5, 2005). "13 & God: 13 & God". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  6. ^ Doran, John (May 9, 2005). "13 + God". Playlouder. Archived from the original on November 16, 2005. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Begrand, Adrien (May 8, 2005). "13 & God: self-titled". PopMatters. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Adams, Luke (May 4, 2005). "13&God - 13&God". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "13 & God - 13 & God - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  10. ^ Braidwood, Stefan (April 28, 2005). "13 & God: Men of Station/Soft Atlas". PopMatters. Retrieved June 13, 2018.

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