Virgin Records
Release date
5 Feb 2010
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Pray for Rain 6:42 248,056
2 Babel 5:18 158,300
3 Splitting the Atom 5:15 250,324
4 Girl I Love You 5:23 172,752
5 Psyche 3:24 149,085
6 Flat of the Blade 5:29 172,076
7 Paradise Circus 5:00 439,926
8 Rush Minute 4:49 211,804
9 Saturday Come Slow 3:43 183,567
10 Atlas Air (Instrumental) 7:49 11,327
11 Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix) 8:05 126,865
12 Fatalism (Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi Remix) 4:53 31,422
13 Girl I Love You (She is Danger Remix) 4:59 32,721
14 Paradise Circus (Breakage's Tight Rope Remix) 4:43 35,264

About this album

The fifth regular studio album, by the British music production duo’s collective, titled after the German archipelago. It was released on February 5-9, 2010 - seven years after 100th Window. The record features always-chosen guest singer, Horace Andy and the following other invited vocalists: Tunde Adebimpe, Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Guy Garvey and Martina Topley-Bird as well as guitar playing by Adrian Utley of Portishead, keys from John Baggott who also works with Portishead, keys and bass from Damon Albarn, bass by Neil Davidge and bass by Billy Fuller of Beak>. The record features drumming from the recently deceased Jerry Fuchs. This is in addition to the work of regular session players, drummer Damon Reece and guitarist Angelo Bruschini. Tim Goldsworthy co-produced certain tracks (which ones are yet to be specified). Overall, Neil Davidge co-produced the album with the duo.

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  • maltefly

    Underrated as hell. Not as good as Mezzanine, but still great.

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • tomekkowalczyk

    Fantastic album :)

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Kansas-Eskimo

    Plus the album art is great [2]

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • jmhbluenose

    Plus the album art is great

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • jmhbluenose

    This is much better than I expected it to be

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • sweetnanda

    this has to be my favourite album by them, it's the one i play the most

    10 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mordwyr

    Love this shit!!

    26 May 2014 Reply
  • BlueMoteVoices

    An odyssey.

    25 Apr 2014 Reply

    couldve used marakesh and dobro

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ijkidd

    Brilliant. This album deserves more attention, I definitely allowed the lack of public / media response to make me ignore it.

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Annoying92

    My personal favorite <3

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • indeferentsmile

    it's ufortunate... this album is so underrated :c

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • KilroyX

    Soooooooo gooooooooooood

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Rustune

    banged to paradise circus

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Benko55

    This album is really difficult to listen but if you try to do it, you will love it. Especially Paradise Cirus <3.

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    i find the album patchy, tho has its moments.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • nikotinte

    niqart , +1

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • niqart

    Абсолютно переоцененный материал. Ортодоксальные поклоники не хотят понимать того что уже давным давно полно музыкантов с саундом более самобытным чем у MA - я молчу про вокальные песни - они посредственны, за исключением аранжировок

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Matsku_

    I think i'm in love

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • master-pony

    One of the best Vinyl pressing i ever hear so deep and wonderful clear sound for a great album.

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
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