13 & God

Remember the old Reese’s commercials? A woman holding an open jar of peanut butter turns the corner and runs into a man with a chocolate bar. “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” Tragedy is avoided when the two taste their happy accident. 13 & God is just as happy an accident. Formed when German glitch-popsters, The Notwist, and No. Cal.’s avant hip-hop duo, Themselves, were stranded while touring Canada. With time to kill and a penchant for collaborating, well, they made beautiful music together. On this track The Notwist flavor is dominant, but I expect Doseone (Themselves) a bit more on the mic for the album. “Two great tastes that (surprisingly) go great together.”


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13 Replies to “13 & God”

  1. Lovely… In a similar vein, heard a track by Norway's The National Bank (feat. various members of Jaga Jazzist) on Suburbs are Killing Us, and it's stunning. Must investigate the Notwist… Where would one start ?

  2. If you wanna get to know the Notwist, I'd highly recommend you to download the pop-like "Neon Golden" album, or the previous jazz influenced "Shrink". Both albums are stunning, but both completely different. Their best song in my opinion is probaly "Consequence"! Good Luck!

  3. Hey Joe!
    Thanks for posting this one. It's stuck on play in my ipod, and I'm disseminating it to everyone, including a local DJ back home. BTW, I'm around the corner from you for now. But I can't take the cold any more. I'm moving back to Virginia. I'm taking your site with me! Happy returns and lives.

  4. I have the entire album, shipped to me by mistake when I preordered the single, and I must say that it is a very happy accident. I've been a fan of The Notwist since recieving an import of Neon Golden, and have since consumed their entire discography, including side projects and other bands they've been involved with like Lali Puna and Ms. John Soda. The Notwist remain my favorite of their projects, though. I was fearful that 13 & God would be too odd, but instead it is AMAZING, and has successfully obliterated any doubts I had about the collaboration.

  5. My opinion is that this is one of the maddest cd's out.I downloaded it by accident from the hbz dump,and i'm mad obout it.In the single there is a remix of Into the trees by Alias and WHY? which is my favourite track.I recomend the album and the single cd for your collection.
    Greetings from Bulgaria

  6. serendipities…ar the beauty. this is just class. what more to say. thanks. and if you are looking for notwist songs 12 is pretty top too.

  7. i am happy to hear anything from the Notwist…
    the colaboration is very trendy..although it isn't typical of their meticulous work..you can tell it was thrown together in one weekend..but when the notwist (the most underated outfit out there) apply their musical commonsence they win with a roll of the dice..i give it a happy hi5

  8. amazing song everything the notwist touch turns to gold!!
    you must get some of the notwists stuff if you havent already there are so underrated

  9. I am listening to this CD for the first time now. This is great. Themselves has always done great music. I can't wait to see this live, if they come anywhere near me.

  10. Greetings from California…
    Just heard of these guys YESTERDAY – they are incredible! Please tell me more. What songs/side projects/albums are the best? Where are these guys from? They are perfect.

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