Release Date: Nov 30, 2004
Record label: Morr Music
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
Styrofoam represents the part of the Morr Music roster where the first three letters of the label's name might as well stand for "middle of the road." Producer Arne Van Petegem does liven up his approach from the previous year's I'm What's There to Show That Something's Missing, a trudging album that often resembled one long, feeble remix of New Order's "Leave Me Alone." The guest vocalists -- including Lali Puna's Valerie Trebeljahr, the Postal Service's Ben Gibbard, and the American Analog Set's Andrew Kenny -- aren't the only ones responsible for adding life, whether it's for better or worse; most of these productions have some amount of energy, which ought to come in handy if you want to do anything other than sulk along with them. .
In addition to being a sometime touring member of the Notwist, Arne Van Petegem, a.k.a. Styrofoam, is a producer, songwriter and integral member of Brussels, Belgium’s burgeoning new music community. Nothing’s Lost, his latest for celebrated indie-tronic label Morr Music, is full of the delicate, digitally enhanced romantic stylings fans have come to expect from the label.