Virgin Records
Release date
5 Feb 2010
Running length
14 tracks
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1 Pray for Rain 6:42 232,205
2 Babel 5:18 146,758
3 Splitting the Atom 5:15 229,627
4 Girl I Love You 5:23 159,306
5 Psyche 3:24 137,192
6 Flat of the Blade 5:29 162,916
7 Paradise Circus 4:56 397,174
8 Rush Minute 4:49 197,849
9 Saturday Come Slow 3:43 173,291
10 Atlas Air (Instrumental) 7:49 10,893
11 Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix) 8:05 106,186
12 Fatalism (Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi Remix) 4:53 30,484
13 Girl I Love You (She is Danger Remix) 4:59 31,820
14 Paradise Circus (Breakage's Tight Rope Remix) 4:43 34,516

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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    couldve used marakesh and dobro

    6 Apr 5:32pm Reply
  • ijkidd

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

    18 Mar 4:07pm Reply
  • Annoying92

    My personal favorite <3

    16 Mar 5:20am Reply
  • indeferentsmile

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

    15 Mar 8:01pm Reply
  • KilroyX

    Soooooooo gooooooooooood

    21 Feb 3:02pm 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
  • atiqah02

    I fucking love this album.

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    'Everything after Paradise Circus is terrible'. I wouldn't say terrible but certainly a step down and pretty uninspired. Tracks 8-10 bleed into each other a little too much even though Atlas Air is an appropriate closer...

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • mozzareIIa

    best album of the last century

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • rustytheginge

    It really is up there with Blue Lines and Mezzanine, I just can't fault Heligoland. Beauty is sound form.

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • AEnimia

    nearly as good as Mezzanine, maybe even better. the various vocalists give it such an eclectic fluid feel that is held together by the pulsing grooves of MA. Incredible.

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • kondratenko

    this album is one of the most amazing things i have ever heard

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • Ultra_DM_

    Atlas Air <3

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • -Ohtar-

    "Girl I Love You" is amazing! [6] Don't know why people don't like it, still great music for me.

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
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