We at the Hai are now over one (1) year (365 days) into our little (less than 4 inches) adventure, and we’ve got another compilation for you lovely people.
No cheap self reference on the album name.
No original songs.
No elaborate artwork.
Just 9 awesome cover songs by A Problem Like Maria, Flying Batteries, Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack, Snailhead and New Motive Power.
Artists The Hai covered include the Touhou Project, The Modern Lovers, LCD Soundsystem, Adventure Time and a song from the Mulan soundtrack, plus more.
If this isn’t enough to coerce you into listening, downloading, rocking out with your friends and generally having a good time doing so…then know only this…
It’s really ace.
A new collective album of creepy, spooky, scary, mad, dark, IDM, elctro-rock, Halloween themed tracks from the good people at The Hai
Snailhead has finally released “Eating Animals,” his long awaited LP!
Featuring Timothy Zen, Das Beat, GH_ST, A Problem Like Maria, Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack and Mastered by Rekapper.
Available for free download at: http://snailhead.bandcamp.com/album/eating-animals
Inb4track’s Carpeaux is getting it on with our sex-themed compilation “In & Out”.
Meanwhile, every single one of the straightforward songs have a satisfying feeling of inspired, well-made mainstream music. Somnitone’s closing track might be the winning song this time around, I figure it’s absolutely radio ready. Musically, there’s no reason why these people couldn’t take over the world. Everything is so fucked up in music though, who knows what will happen. If these times were like up to the early 90′s, they would be selling millions by now. It’s already good enough to be released by a regular label, that’s for sure.
read the entire review here
And if you are one of the few people who haven’t downloaded “In & Out” yet, you better click here and don’t forget to grab our other compilations and the “Unnecessary Remix”-EPs as well.
Several good people of the Hai were featured in the second “Best of /mu/” compilation, as inb4track’s Carpeaux reviewed the release track by track. His thoughts on our members’ contributions to the album are as follows:
Rekapper – Tripcrop
It’s a trip alright, not only the track but listening to Rekapper’s stuff in general. He is capable of anything in electronic music, and everything he does is absurdly well made and polished
A Problem Like Maria – Eviction Notice
The world-famous A Problem Like Maria, rapping. Yes. It’s a very un-street cred sort of rap though, it’s “cute rap” with ambitious lyrics. The beats are very simple, but effective and fitting with the voice.
Flying Batteries – Tonight
“Tonight” is a charming track, as usual playful with the whole 8-bit synth style. It’s catchy in it’s own way and just cool in general.
Snailhead – The Photographs
This is an awesome rock track in every aspect I can think of, the guitar work is good, the vocals are distinctive and cool sounding, the lyrics are interesting and enigmatic.
New Motive Power – Breathe
New Motive Power is another guy (sic)* who has been making interesting music for quite a few time now. All his (sic) albums are cool and worthwhile a listen.
Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack – Out from Underground Alive
It almost makes you forget the careful and tastefully done work with the electronic music on the background. It’s all pretty much perfect as far as I can tell.
Somnitone – Juvenilia
I love his singing style, his voice inflection, the sudden change midway through, the casual contemporary lyrics. It’s a great track.
mattir – You Trusted Me
Another beautiful track, very gentle and delicate interpolation of melodies and synths. It’s a pretty little track, very relaxing but with pleanty of subtle changes and synths coming in and out all the time.
*Dear Carpeaux, New Motive Power is a BAND! They are made up of Felipe and Samuel, and not just one guy. :)