Album Review of Supermeng by Otto von Schirach.

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Supermeng by Otto von Schirach

Release Date: Aug 14, 2012
Record label: Monkeytown
Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance

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Supermeng - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Perhaps there's nothing technically wrong with a Cuban-German-American making fun of people with Latino accents -- especially when he basically seems to be making fun of everything else at the same time, to include surf rock, punk rock, electro-pop, house, Miami bass, and dubstep. And it's also hard to get offended when everything about Supermeng is so self-consciously goofy, from the "fight for your right to live" clichés of "Ultimate Universe" to the parodic synthesizer squidginess and silly samples of "The Blob" and the dub-hop chaos of "Portal Prayer. " None of this is to say that there aren't plenty seriously cool grooves and songs on this album; "Diamond Eyes" is lots of fun despite its bloodless beat and anomic lyrics about "watching you get a pedicure," and "Quasar" sounds, delightfully, like it can't decide whether it's celebrating dubstep or ridiculing it.

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PopMatters - 60
Based on rating 6/10

In the first 15 minutes of Supermeng, Otto von Schirach blitzkriegs his way through many different genres. Opener and lead single “Salpica (Miami)” variates on the general mood of Yello’s classic hit “Oh Yeah” (or, as some know it, “Day Bow Bow”). “Ultimate Universe” blends together Van Halen-esque guitar runs with ‘80s dance music.

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