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Runtime: 46'42''

«Analog Workshop is Johnny Mendoza, working out of LA, California. With a rich music background which included his guitarist father, a friend dj and a vinyl collection, Johnny started to build an interest around electronic music composing, both analog and software based, like Reason and the like.
It's a bit awkward trying to dissecate his influences from the music he delivers with this 'Emporium of Broken Toys', the most notable is undoubtedly the scottish duo Boards of Canada, which has left various bits around Analog Workshop's tracks.
This is a very interesting vision of nineties IDM and electronic pop, but with a unexpecting twist that comes from Analog Workshop's own musical ingredients. Nicely done!» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • The Bright Side of Darkness .................................................... pt us
  [3'57'' • 7,26Mb • VBR]
02 • Songs of Distant Earth ............................................................ pt us
  [3'52'' • 6,96Mb • VBR]
03 • Tranquility Base ..................................................................... pt us
  [2'43'' • 4,74Mb • VBR]
04 • Emporium of Broken Toys ...................................................... pt us
[3'08'' • 5,76Mb • VBR]
05 • Scotch Tape and Paper Hearts ................................................ pt us
  [2'14'' • 4,09Mb • VBR]
06 • Mystery Babylon ..................................................................... pt us
  [4'02'' • 6,83Mb • VBR]
07 • Cartoon Generation ................................................................ pt us
  [3'40'' • 6,35Mb • VBR]
08 • Satellite Angel ........................................................................ pt us
  [2'37'' • 4,91Mb • VBR]
09 • The Devil is Digital ................................................................. pt us
  [4'19'' • 7,27Mb • VBR]
10 • Children Play on Crooked Sidewalks ...................................... pt us
  [3'05'' • 5,73Mb • VBR]
11 • Noisy Little Spirits ................................................................. pt us
  [2'38'' • 4,67Mb • VBR]
12 • Last Broadcast ........................................................................ pt us
  [2'17'' • 4,16Mb • VBR]
13 • 100 Years of Solitude ............................................................... pt us
  [3'12'' • 5,49Mb • VBR]
14 • Serotonin ................................................................................ pt us
  [2'35'' • 4,25Mb • VBR]
15 • Some Kind of Strange Dream .................................................. pt us
  [2'23'' • 5,30Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 4,06Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 85,7Mb]

Reviews:

«Another wonderfully creative and evocative release from the Test Tube netlabel. A times this reminds me of some stuff off of Ghostly International, namely Tycho, but it definitely has a unique voice all of its own. A great mix of electronics, samples, and some live guitar playing (I think). What ever the source of the sounds, the final album is is an accomplishment of electronic composition.

Yeah - the Analog Workshop album = epic win.»
- D. Davis / May 10, 2010

«It’s early morning and I am sitting on my deck. It’s beautifully cool outside, a cup of Café Bustelo to my right, and earbuds bringing forth the smooth IDM beats of Analog Workshop‘s Emporium of Broken Toys (test tube). Like most of the albums I like, there is something just off with Emporium of Broken Toys. Just behind the effortlessly flowing beats are tinges of noise, glimpses of imperfection. Damn fine album to go along with a damn fine cup of coffee.»
- Disruptive Platypus / June 26, 2010

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