13 & God (album)

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13 & God
13 & God (13 & God album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by 13 & God
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
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Exclaim!favorable[3]
Pitchfork8.1/10[4]
Playlouder4/5 stars[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[6]
Stylus MagazineB−[7]

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.[8] "Men of Station / Soft Atlas" was released as a single from the album.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

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".[3]

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."[6]

Track listing[edit]

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.TitleLength
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[edit]

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[edit]

  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. ^ a b Wheeler, Melissa (April 1, 2005). "13 & God - 13 & God". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ Howe, Brian (May 5, 2005). "13 & God: 13 & God". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ Doran, John (May 9, 2005). "13 + God". Playlouder. Archived from the original on November 16, 2005. Retrieved June 17, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Begrand, Adrien (May 8, 2005). "13 & God: self-titled". PopMatters. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ Adams, Luke (May 4, 2005). "13&God - 13&God". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ "13 & God - 13 & God - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved June 13, 2018. 
  9. ^ Braidwood, Stefan (April 28, 2005). "13 & God: Men of Station/Soft Atlas". PopMatters. Retrieved June 13, 2018. 

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