So, revisiting an album which is only about three years old seems like a strange thing. However, not only do I know I quite like this album (wanted to switch it up a little this week), I also know Siriusmo‘s popularity had drastically increased since the release of ‘Mosaik‘.
I will try and not go off on too many tangents whilst doing this revisit. However, it’s worth remembering some of things that surrounded the release of this album. Namely, the support and love Siriusmo began to pick-up from fellow producers and music blogs/websites. Aeroplane putting tracks like ‘High Together‘ in their mixes, Mr Oizo telling the whole of twitterland that everybody should own every release he’s ever done and music blogs following suit. I’ve not really witnessed such good-natured support from such a wide-range of people for sometime now.
Also, it’s worth noting I’ll be talking about the CD release of the album, which is a little less complete than the vinyl version. The vinyl version has slightly different mixes of songs, an alternate ordering and additional tracks. It’s a delight and if you own a vinyl player, the version you want. Me harping on about this is probably just annoying for those don’t and I’ll stop right here on that!
‘Mosaik‘ can be quite simply described as an album of many creative ideas. It doesn’t always work in places (the rap bits are a bit difficult) but you’ll appreciate the moments that do. It’s album from a producer determined to experiment with fusing ideas together, genres of music that he likes and at the same time, it’s an album where he still wants to entertain people and give them a good time.
Just because it’s an electronic album it’d be foolish to think it’s dancey. For the most part, this album is not a dance album and definitely more something you’d listen to at home. Sure, it has moments of dance. But, if your experience of the tracks from this album are only in a club setting, you’ll be missing out.It’s like a good movie, where every time you watch it, you pick up something new from it and that makes for a very rewarding experience. A criticism could be that there isn’t a ‘narrative’ and you could argue that it’s just a collection of tracks thrown together to make the length of album, maybe that’s something I thought a little at the time of listening but I have now changed my mind. There is a narrative and that is ‘fun’.
If there was an album I could force people to listen to, this would probably be one of those albums and to slightly quote Mr. Oizo, “Siriusmo. Just get everything
“. He very rarely disappoints and it was awesome listening to this album again to be honest.