1 (Pole album)

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1
1 (Pole album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released27 July 1998 (1998-07-27)
Genre
Label
ProducerStefan Betke
Pole chronology
1
(1998)
2
(1999)

1 is the debut studio album by German electronic music producer Pole. It was released by Kiff SM and Matador Records in 1998.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Muzik5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork5.7/10[5]
Spin8/10[6]

Sean Cooper of AllMusic wrote that Pole's "nine variations on damaged dub minimalism recall the best of Basic Channel techno while steering well clear of the monotony factor", praising 1 as "an excellent debut".[1] In 2017, Pitchfork placed 1 at number 34 on its list of "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Stefan Betke.

No.TitleLength
1."Modul"6:30
2."Fragen"7:23
3."Kirschenessen"5:23
4."Lachen"12:18
5."Berlin"3:57
6."Tanzen"8:27
7."Fremd"5:42
8."Paula"6:19
9."Fliegen"5:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Stefan Betke – production, writing
  • Max Dax – art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cooper, Sean. "1 – Pole". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time". Pitchfork. 24 January 2017. p. 2. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  3. ^ Hermes, Will (2 April 1999). "1 / 2". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  4. ^ Mothersole, Dave (September 1998). "Pole: CD 1 (Kiff SM, Germany)". Muzik (40): 83.
  5. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Pole: CD 1". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 4 February 2004. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  6. ^ Shapiro, Peter (April 1999). "Pole: CD 1". Spin. 15 (4): 168. Retrieved 10 November 2017.