Boy does time fly! Doesn't seem that long ago when I was really into this German band known as Lali Puna on Morr Music. In 2001 they released their lo-fi masterpiece 'Scary World Theory'. They had already released the excellent Tridecoder a year prior, but it wasn't until Scary that they really hit their peak. A beautiful melancholic electro-pop record! The album garnered many rave reviews as well as endorsements from big artists such as Radiohead who were praising this record/band around the time of Kid A's release.
Lali Puna consists of Valerie Trebeljahr and members of Notwist/Console. Around the early part of the new millenium Morr Music was releasing some of the best music on the planet with bands on their roster such as Lali Puna, Ms. John Soda, Notwist and many others.
Valerie's voice in particular really brings the songs on Scary World Thoery together. She has a calm soothing voice unlike any singer out there. Sometimes singing in different languages the whole record can be played from top to bottom with not a bad one in the bunch. The music has tons of beautiful glitches, sounds and pop hooks that stay in your head for days on end. Extremely well produced! I can't remember how many times I listened to this album as well as Figurine's classic 'The Heartfelt' circa 2001. To this day I still enjoy listening to Scary World Theory, particularly as the night sets in. It's a perfect late night record that doesn't get old or boring, even with repeated listenings.
Highly Recommended!!! If you enjoy this I also recommend you grab Tridecoder. Almost as good of a record and definitely worth owning.
It's hard to choose, but here are a few of my favorites from this amazing album....
Here's the video for Middle Curse the second track off of the record.