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Title: Out of our minds
Artist: Melissa auf der Maur
Genre: Rock / Alternative
Release Date: 2nd April 2010
Label: Roadrunner Records

Album Review

Easy now, calm down… just breathe…! Why? Because I’m actually listening to the MOST IMPRESSIVE AND FUCKING AWESOME release of one of the most ingenious female musician / artist / whatever! First of all: ‘Out of our minds’ isn’t just a music-release. It’s a whole concept of artificial intentions, featuring an exposition, a comic and a short film. However, this Canadian “Fräulein Wunder” is not a stranger in music business: MELISSA AUF DER MAUR’s career has included 5 years as bassist with the band HOLE and she later toured with THE SMASHING PUMPKINS for their 2000 tour. Well, it pays off: notable producers worked together on her recently released album - let’s have a closer look: Jordon Zadorozny (Sam Roberts), Chris Goss (QOTSA, UNKLE), Alan Moulder (DEPECHE MODE, SMASHING PUMPKINS) und Mike Frazer (FRANZ FERDINAND, AC/DC). Hmmm…one might say: Chrrrrrr…show-off.

Not at all, because the songs on ‘Out of our Minds’ are simply brilliant and there’s no doubt who is reasonable for that… this lady is a champ! Songs of brightness, drive and dynamic were followed by thoughtful melodies and deliberate compositions. Seriously, MadM is creative as hell and it’s a pleasure just to be part of the audience. That’s for sure; this album will rest in my CD player for a long, long time! Awesome, ingenious, extraordinary… I’m definitely in love! Last words are due to the artist herself: “It was mid first decade of the 21st Century and technology had just begun to dismantle the music business towers [...] the landscape changed and I began to morph my roots in visual arts with the music. The many portals of OOOM invite listeners and viewers to discover on their own, at their own pace and in their own space. If you’re listening, come in...”


01. The Hunt
02. Out Of Our Minds
03. Isis Speaks
04. Lead Horse
05. Follow The Map
06. 22 Below
07. Meet Me On The Dark Side
08. This Would Be Paradise
09. Father's Grave
10. The Key
11. The One
12. 1000 Years


Bass - Melissa Auf der Maur, Jordon Zadorozny
Vocals - Melissa Auf der Maur
Guitars - Melissa Auf der Maur, Jordon Zadorozny, Chris Sorensen, Adam Tymn, Chris Goss
Keys - Melissa Auf der Maur, Adam Tymn, Mike Garson, Chris Goss, Gavin Brown
Drums - John Starnier, Vince Nudo, Joe McChan, Colin Robinson, Josh Freese
Others - Glen Danzig (vocals ‘Father's Grave’)

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Music: 10
Sound: 10
Extras: -
Total: 10 / 10


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