唱片公司： (p)2008 Nettwerk
比利时电音独立乐队Styrofoam 2008年度最新电音专辑《A Thousand Words》。
简洁可爱的封面传递出音乐中一份久违的纯真。作为电音领域的奇才 Styrofoam 此次终于真正的找到自我，摆脱之前试验与繁复的路线。带来清新，动感的电子专辑《A Thousand Words》。整张专辑完美的把握了当下的流行电子的主导路线。流畅并富有感染力的节奏加之更加成熟的制作团队，专辑中每一首歌都可以独立当作主打，堪称完美。
《A THOUSAND WORDS》是独立/流行电子乐队STYROFOAM的第六张专辑。也是STYROFOAM加入新东家Nettwerk之后发行的首张专辑。将此专辑献给所有vc的电音迷们。绝对是2008年度不容错过的优秀作品。（由于介绍内容较多，本人就不做翻译了。）
A THOUSAND WORDS is the sixth album for indie/electro pop artist STYROFOAM. It is also the first for Nettwerk, and Styrofoam creator Arne Van Petegem is audibly excited about his new worldwide home.
Styrofoam phase one found the project coming to international acclaim after joining the roster of Berlin-based Morr Music in 2000. Working with the label afforded the Antwerp, Belgium-based producer an active participating role in the burgeoning Berlin scene, which was then hybridizing indie rock with experimental electronics. He also cross-pollinated with collaborations with fellow Morr artists like the Notwist and Lali Puna and remixed other artists such as Jimmy Eat World (which he’s toured with), the Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie.
Phase two eschews previous methods of what he calls “bedroom producing” in favor of a fresh approach. Breaking the mold from previous Styrofoam albums, which were self-produced, A Thousand Words enlisted the guidance of WAX LTD (Wally Gagel and Xandy Berry), a Los Angeles production team with some pretty varied credits ranging from Sebadoh and Tanya Donelly to the Eels and Folk Implosion—and even the Backstreet Boys and Jessica Simpson. That experience with both indie rock and pop was something Van Petegem found very attractive.
The album features a diverse yet cohesive array of guest vocalists, like Jimmy Eat World’s Jim Adkins (who shines on the rose-colored “My Next Mistake”), Blake Hazard (a indie-pop singer gone digital on “Microscope”) and Josh Rouse (offering a brief memoir of otherness in “Lil White Boy”). But the star vocalist on the album is Van Petegem himself, who has grown out of the, as he puts it, “shy electronic guy afraid of singing” to return to his roots singing in indie rock bands. He sounds relaxed and joyful as he delivers bright, multi-layered harmonies and simple, thought-provoking lyrics.
"I basically wanted to make an uptempo pop album with big choruses to sing along to. I sort of figured I’d made enough sulky midtempo music for the rest of my life . . . I’m very interested in presenting all these weird sounds, bleeps etc. in a package that is quite accessible overall. But when you listen a little deeper, there is still a lot there to discover."
And every second's worth a thousand words ！
01. After Sunset
02. A Thousand Words
03. My Next Mistake (feat. Jim Adkins
04. No Happy Endings (feat. Erica Dri
05. Microscope (feat. Blake Hazard)
06. Thirty to One
07. Other Side of Town
08. Lil' White Boy (feat. Josh Rouse)
09. No Deliveries List (feat. Lili de
10. Bright Red Helmet
11. Final Offer