Hot Chip relish a good contradiction; they are better placed than most to mine the oppositions inherent to electronic pop. Dance music is about bodies; Hot Chip are a little more cerebral. Co-singer Alex Taylor in particular rocks geek chic to its specciest extreme. Even their name is a pun of sorts, involving computer memory and burnt fingers. But One Life Stand is a really great electronic album about love. Clubbing has always been more about pulling than avowals of affection like the deeply old-fashioned "Slush" – a waltz-time digital duet in which Hot Chip admit: "Now we are older/ There's more that we must d. But Hot Chip have effectively hitched the rhythms and textures more often attuned to lust to a higher emotional calling. One track, at the very least, stands shoulder to shoulder with "Over and Over", Hot Chip's breakout anthem.
Hot Chip released a DJ-Kicks compilation album in 2007, and the mix album A Bugged Out Mix by Hot Chip in 2009 on the Bugged Out label. In 2008, the band released an EP which included collaborations with Robert Wyatt. Wyatt sang and reworked versions of three tracks from Made in the Dark, and the Hot Chip with Robert Wyatt and Geese EP also included a remix by Geese, a string quartet based in London who have regularly contributed to Hot Chip's recordings. In 2009 he returned as the band's drummer for the One Life Stand tour and in 2012 moved to guitar, bass, percussion, backing vocals and synths. He features in the videos for "Night and Day" and "Don't Deny Your Heart" and regularly records with the band, featuring more prominently from the album In Our Heads onwards.
One Life Stand is the fourth studio album by English electronic band Hot Chip, released digitally on 1 February 2010. The physical album was released in the United Kingdom on 1 February 2010 by Parlophone and in the United States the following week on 9 February 2010 by Astralwerks.
Hot Chip are back with their stunning fourth studio album One Life Stand, a full-blooded leap into the unknown awash with their trademark creative bravery and a searing emotional intensity from beginning to end. One Life Stand is by far Hot Chip's most complete body of work to date, an album that is more cohesive and soulful than 2007's Made In The Dark and more ambitious than 2005's Grammy Award winning The Warning. One Life Stand is an album that establishes Hot Chip as one of the most relevant and creative bands of our era.
Hot Chip’s saviour for One Life Stand is amazingly the ending tracks, ‘We Have Love’ and ‘Take It In’. They rescue the album from utter disaster, and lighten up the drabness that the rest of the album added. Both tracks get your blood pumping and body moving, creating an electro/pop sound that we have come to expect from Hot Chip, as new things are tried and are pulled of perfectly, as different synth sounds are tried and scrambled bass patterns work well into the mix. These tracks literally soar high above the rest of the album, giving it some substance and actual listening value
Like clockwork, Hot Chip are set to release another album in their two year cycle, and One Life Stand can certainly serve as fitting company to the excellent The Warning. It seems that this time around, Hot Chip have again learned how to love melody, and have worked it in throughout the record, creating captivating hooks and little ear worms that you'll have stuck in your head for weeks, if not months. After a couple of initial tentative albums, Hot Chip broke out with its delicious 2006 album "The Warning", which contained several irresistible songs like "Over and Over", "Colours" and "I Was A Boy From School". Now comes the band's highly anticipated new album.
00:00:00) Hot Chip - One Life Stand (Original Album Version). 01 - One Life Stand (Joris Voorn Dusty Flower Remix). 02 - One Life Stand (Carl Craig PCP Remix). 03 - One Life Stand (Drums of Death Remix). 05 - One Life Stand (Original Album Version). Hot Chip - One Life Stand (The Remixes) (FLAC).
|A||One Life Stand|
|B||Do Not Wait|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
- Pressed By – Rainbo Records – R-22310
- Pressed By – Rainbo Records – R-22311
- Mastered At – Joe Lambert Mastering
- Mastered By – J. Lambert*
NotesIssued in generic white die-cut inner sleeve.
℗&© EMI Records Ltd.
Track is a Non-Album Track
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): R-22310 5099960956071 A J. Lambert @ JLM
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): R-22311 5099960956071 B J. Lambert @ JLM
|VF011||Hot Chip||One Life Stand (12", Single, Ltd)||The Vinyl Factory||VF011||UK||2010|
|CDRDJ6791, 5099960809926||Hot Chip||One Life Stand (CD, Single, Promo)||Parlophone, Parlophone||CDRDJ6791, 5099960809926||UK & Europe||2009|
|none||Hot Chip||One Life Stand - Remixes (CDr, Single, Promo)||Parlophone||none||UK||Unknown|
|REWIG123D1||Hot Chip||One Life Stand (2xFile, MP3, Single, RE, 320)||Domino||REWIG123D1||US||2017|
|5099960953728||Hot Chip||One Life Stand (CD, Single, Promo)||Astralwerks||5099960953728||US||2010|