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Editors’ Notes

British math rockers Foals re-create the pleasures of the homemade cassette compilation on Tapes. Compiled by keyboardist Edwin Congreave and reflecting the band's collective tastes, this mixtape-on-CD digs deep into a number of eras, with an emphasis on groove and atmosphere. It takes listeners on a dizzying romp through several continents’ worth of odd tracks, including Nicolas Jaar’s mesmerizing “Space Is Only Noise,” Condry Ziqubu’s effervescent “Confusion (Ma Afrika),” Teenage Fantasy’s throbbing “Cheaters," and Tony Allen’s tingly “Kilode.” And from there it gets even more variegated and quirky, veering from the subterranean house sounds of Art Department’s “We Call Love” to the vintage disco glitz of Cerrone’s “Give Me Love” (as remixed by Frankie Knuckles) and the cosmic beat antics of Julio Bashmore’s “Battle for Middle You.” Overall, the tune selection seems at once whimsical and utterly logical, offered with a generous spirit and not an ounce of irony. Tapes offers an underground dance party that anyone can crash.

Customer Reviews

It's artistry...

It's a mixtape. Mixing and editing is a fundamental process in making original music. The boys are demonstrating that and doing so with some fairly interesting material. All capable bands do this kind of thing. Not so many of them actually allow their handiwork into the public domain.

Besides, there is definite tinge of Foals and their surrounding cultural influences throughout. And it is 'Foals' not 'The Foals'! No descriptor required.

We want your new album...

Not this - come on Foals - cant wait to hear what new genius music you are going to bring out.

Foals? Really?

Not what I was expecting and, initially, I agreed with all the negative reviews. But whatever this is intended to be, it has something about it which, as it turns out, makes it worth downloading. I'm still anxious to hear something more "Foals-like" than this, well, project (I guess?)


Formed: 2005 in Oxford, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Formed in Oxford, England, by longtime friends Yannis Philippakis (guitar) and Jack Bevan (drums), along with Andrew Mears on vocals, guitarist Jimmy Smith, and bassist Walter Gervers, Foals -- whose name is a play on the etymology of Philippakis' name -- began as a way to protest against the proggier sounds that were both popular in Oxford and in Philippakis and Bevan's former band, the Edmund Fitzgerald. After releasing the single "Try This on Your Piano" in 2006, Mears left Foals in order to more...
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