Let's Build a Fire


Let's Build a Fire

Infobox Album
Name = Let's Build a Fire
Type = studio
Artist = +/-


Caption = Japanese/Taiwanese cover
Released = October 24, 2006 (US)
December 14, 2005 (Japan)
November 26, 2005 (Taiwan)
Recorded = Feb 2005-Oct 2005 (Asian versions)
Feb 2005-May 2006 (US version), Stratosphere Sound and Union Square, NYC
Genre = Alternative rock,
Indie rock
Length =
Label = Absolutely Kosher, White Wabbit, &
Producer = James Baluyut
Reviews =
*"Pitchfork Media" (US) (7.3/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/39764-lets_Build_a_Fire link]
*"Pitchfork Media" (Taiwan) (6.8/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/39798-lets_Build_a_Fire_Taiwan link]
*"Allmusic" (US) Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3zfuxq9rldje link]
Last album = "bloodthirsty butchers vs +/- {PLUS/MINUS}"
(2005)
This album = "Let's Build a Fire"
(2006)
Next album = "Self Titled Debut Digital Video Disc"
(2007)

"Let's Build a Fire" is the third album released by +/-. It was first released in Taiwan by white wabbit records in November 2005 and in Japan by & records in December 2005. A revised version of the album was released by Absolutely Kosher Records in the USA in Ocotober 2006.

The influential American online publication Pitchfork [http://gerardvsbear.blogspot.com/2006/11/letter-from-absolutely-kosher-for.html ignited a controversy] in November 2006 when it reviewed the Taiwanese version of the album by mistake. The review was critical of elements of the Taiwanese version which had been changed in the subsequent US release. Once the error was drawn to the publishers' attention they quickly commissioned another journalist to review the US version of the album.

The music video for "Steal the Blueprints" was directed by Chris Deaner and won Best Video at the [http://www.sdaff.org/festival/2006/ 7th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival] .

Track listing

US version

#"Let's Build a Fire" – 3:26
#"Fadeout" – 5:11
#"Steal the Blueprints" – 3:05
#"The Important Thing Is Love" – 4:14
#"Thrown into the Fire" – 3:18
#"Summer Dress 2 (Iodine)" – 3:25
#"Profession" – 2:44
#"Ignoring All the Detours" – 4:58
#"One Day You'll Be There" – 3:51
#"This Is All (I Have Left)" – 3:27
#"Leap Year" – 5:18
#"Time and Space" – 4:41
#"For You" – 4:31

*Also includes the video clip for "Steal the Blueprints."

Japanese version

#"Let's Build a Fire"
#"Fadeout"
#"Steal the Blueprints"
#"The Important Thing Is Love"
#"Summer Dress 2 (Iodine)"
#"Ignoring All the Detours"
#"Profession"
#"One Day You'll Be There"
#"This Is All (I Have Left)"
#"Leap Year"
#"Time and Space"
#"Camouflage Fades into Trust"
#"Forward March"
#"Hellkite"

*Also includes the video clip for "Megalomaniac."

Taiwanese version

#"Let's Build a Fire"
#"Fadeout"
#"Steal the Blueprints"
#"The Important Thing Is Love"
#"Summer Dress 2 (Iodine)"
#"Ignoring All the Detours"
#"Leap Year"
#"One Day You'll Be There"
#"Hellkite"
#"Back and Forth"
#"Time and Space"
#"Camouflage Fades into Trust"

External links

* [http://www.andrecords.jp/catalog/021/ Page for the album at & Records (in Japanese)]
* [http://www.plusmin.us/discography.php +/- official discography]

Category:+/- albums


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