At the fold of a year that year has spelt increased visibility for his live capabilities, Joel Zimmerman strikes back under his Deadmau5 moniker with ”>album title goes here<” for Mau5trap in a bid to reconcile the energy of his live displays with the studio skill that made them possible.

But from the audacious grind of opening track ‘Superliminal’, it is evident that the laurels are yet to be rested on where the valiant mau5keteer is concerned. While ‘Channel 42’ alongside Wolfgang Gartner packs same perky Electro punch of 2011’s ‘Animal Rights’ with an uplifting twist, original productions ‘Closer’ and ‘October’ stay true to inventive synth work and sharp driving beats that have characterised his mouse-headed overhaul from the outset.

But never one to rely on the comfort zones of the modern industry, Zimmerman is out to challenge expectations with this latest full-length endeavor. From the unlikely union of Gerard Way’s aggressive top line to the gracious harmonies of Imogen Heap for ‘Telemiscommunications’ right through to ‘Failbait’ alongside Cypress Hill, his diverse yet consistent approach is what carries this record from anything the Canadian producer has done before. While soft-spoken story-piece ‘The Veldt’ alongside Chris James may have prematurely set expectations in motion, few could have anticipated that the well-branded producer would bounce back with such a sophisticated album. To the avail and frustration of clubbing enthusiasts across the globe, Deadmau5 remains the more unorthodox superstar to bless the 21st century, proving 2012 to be the year in which Joel Zimmerman found all the right buttons to push.

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Words by Dan Carter

19 Comments to “Album Release: Deadmau5 – Album Title Goes Here”

  • OCTOBER !!! MOTHERFUCKING OCTOBER !!!

  • He did great on this album!! Fn pig and there might be coffee are my favorites by far

  • this made my day. holy fuck.

  • wow.

  • f’n pig is awesome, damn

  • Professional Griefers with the vocals was one of the worst vocals I ever heard.
    Its much better without vocals.

  • I’ve been waiting for this for so long, at last, great album love it

  • I love this album, October and Fn Pig are my favourite. I wished he had collabed with Kaskade for the album.

  • So happy with this, felt like 4×4=12 was a bit of a substandard mau5 effort …and there must be coffee is amaze-ballz

  • Holy f*ck this is so gooooood, deadmau5 keep making quality music compared to alot of other producers who is going in wrong direction to like mainstream radio sh*t

  • Hela albumet finns på Spotify btw.

  • Might be coffee is epic, absolutely wonderfull. October & fn Pig are great too

  • my absolute favorite has to be Closer. a lot of really really really great tracks on the album

  • deadmau5 ft cypress hill ahaha

  • on spotify you can also find the old track Creep which was suddenly released :O http://open.spotify.com/track/46eACshZDlgO915zGqodFf

  • F’n Pig is just out of this world!!!!!!!!

  • This album is flat, boring, and brings nothing fresh or exciting to his catalouge. And this is coming form someone who keeps saying all over media how he wants to be noted as a producer who shines in the studio and does not want to be called a DJ. He’s definitley not a DJ (as noted here http://youtu.be/0CnqFAqEfDU and lacking in production skills too on this latest album.

  • @MusicLover so are you really wasting your time writing this on all of the >album title goes here< reviews? sad.

  • One word to describe this album. Idiosyncratic. It’s amazing. Here’s one of the most innovative and creative producers in the business who’s stayed true to his sound and delivered quality each time. This album is waaaaaay better than 4×4=12, it’s so different, so diverse and it delivers a rich and pure taste of many sub genres of house. Definitely worth buying.
    @MusicLover Flat? what? do you want everything to be fist-pumping music? You have no idea how refreshing this album is, man. No idea.

    Though i much do prefer the instrumental of Professional Griefers.
    Fucking amazing album nonetheless. Not like that POTN album.

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