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While Talking


Download links and information about While Talking by Ms. John Soda. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Electronica, Pop genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 26:58 minutes.

Artist: Ms. John Soda
Release date: 2003
Genre: Electronica, Pop
Tracks: 5
Duration: 26:58
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No. Title Length
1. No. One 4:49
2. Sometimes Stop, Sometimes Go 5:39
3. I & 8217 (Ms. John Soda Works Adapted By Subtle) 4:00
4. If Someone Would Know 7:36
5. I Think It Could Work, Marylin 4:54



Stefanie Böhm and Micha Acher (the latter a former member of the Notwist) follow up their debut album as Ms. John Soda with this four-track EP (which also includes, in addition to the four new songs, a medley/remix by Subtle of several tracks from their first album). The pair's sound owes an explicit debt to 1980s new wave, often sounding a bit like a broken-down version of the Cars with fewer hooks. That specific influence is felt most strongly on "No. One," the EP's lead track, with its chugging eight-note rhythmic pattern. Elsewhere you'll hear hints of the Residents, maybe, or a less-definable lounge influence ("If Someone Would Know"). Throughout, you'll find yourself kind of wishing that Böhm didn't feel the need to write in English; her reconstruction of a posthumous conversation between Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe is especially weak, filled with bland and generic conversational snippets that sound like they were pulled at random out of a tourist phrase book. There are some fine moments here, but taken as a whole, this EP isn't anything to get especially excited about.