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Ratatat - Ratatat album download
Performer: Ratatat
Title: Ratatat
Country: UK
Released: 2004
Style: Electro, Indie Rock
Rating: 4.5/5
FLAC size: 1709 mb | MP3 size: 1846 mb | WMA size: 1562 mb
Genre: Electronic / Rock

Ratatat is the self-titled debut album from the Brooklyn-based electronic duo of the same name. It was recorded between July 2001 and May 2003 in bassist Evan Mast's Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment and mixed in June 2003 before its release on April 20, 2004. The album is essentially instrumental, although it has occasional voice excerpts (referred to in the liner notes as "spoken interludes") by local MC and rapper Young Churf.

Stroud and Mast originally met as students at Skidmore College, but did not work together musically until 2001, when their project was named Cherry (later the name of the final song on their debut album).

Ratatat is also good old-fashioned rock. Desert Eagle" has a sing-songy quality that explains why so many people have been trying to put words to these tunes since Mast and Stroud started performing together as Cherry last year. Unsurprisingly, the effect is intensely pleasurable, giving the album a warm and almost amniotic sense of immediacy. But a womb can also be a prison. Despite the risk of claustrophobia, Ratatat keep the oxygen flowing with well-proportioned chord cycles backed by spare, expansive beats.

Label: Sum Records (2) ‎– 2691-2. Mixed in June 2003 by Ratatat. Mastered by Michael Drexler at Sterling Sound. French Horn on "Spanish Armada" and "Germany To Germany" played by Michal Emanovsky. Spoken interludes by Young Churf. Other Versions (5 of 7) View All. Cat.

Labels XL Recordings. Music StyleElectronic Rock. Members owning this album1.

Further blurring the boundaries between electronic music and rock, Ratatat's self-titled debut album mixes Evan Mast's fractured but propulsive beats and woozy analog synths with Mike Stroud's loud, yet somehow subtle, guitars. Come to think of it, "loud yet subtle" neatly sums up the instrumental duo's approach - while their sound can pack a formidable punch, it's also atmospheric.


A1 Seventeen Years
A2 El Pico
A3 Crips
A4 Desert Eagle
A5 Everest
A6 Bustelo
B1 Breaking Away
B2 Lapland
B3 Germany To Germany
B4 Spanish Armada
B5 Cherry


All tracks by Evan Mast and Mike Stroud.

Recorded between july 2001 & may 2003 in
Chateau Du Musique Brooklyn, NY.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 634904017217

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
XLLP172 Ratatat Ratatat ‎(LP, Album, Gat) XL Recordings XLLP172 UK 2004
XLCD172 Ratatat Ratatat ‎(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, XL Recordings XLCD172 Russia 2005
XLCD172P Ratatat Ratatat ‎(CD, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XLCD172P UK 2004
XLCD 172 Ratatat Ratatat ‎(CD, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XLCD 172 US 2004
2691-2 Ratatat Ratatat ‎(CD, Album) Sum Records 2691-2 Brazil 2004