- Personnel: Kalle Zeier, Max Punktezahl (guitar); Anna Viechtl (harp); Matthew Lonson, Josa Gerhard, Emmanuel Hahn (violin); Martin Stupka, Magdalena Brune (viola); Katie Lonson, Isabelle Klemt (cello); Oliver Roth (flute); Andi Haberl (melodica, drums); Daniel Glatzel (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Gabriel Insuasty (oboe); Sophie Bernado (bassoon); Johannes Schleiermacher (baritone saxophone); Fidelis Hentze, Aki Sebastian Ruhl (trumpet); Gerhard Gschl”ssl (trombone); Carl Oesterhelt (organ, percussion); Karl Ivar Refseth (vibraphone); Andi Waelti (double bass); Saam Schlamminger (tombak).
- Audio Mixer: Olaf Opal.
- Recording information: Alien Research Center, Weilheim; Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany.
Spin (p.114) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "On 'Where in the World,' shivering, insectlike strings give way to the thump of a synthetic heartbeat..."
Magnet (p.117) - "[They] have woven a 20-piece orchestra into an already rich sonic field in which electronic beats and dubby effects co-exist with crisp guitar pop."
The Wire (p.59) - "[U]nderstated vocals dolefully delivered over layered songs whose charm becomes clear with prolonged exposure."
Q (Magazine) (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] manage to continue the evolution, adding extra layers of mesmeric, clicking rhythm and gauzy electronics to wistful melodies..."
Paste (magazine) (p.77) - "'Good Lies' is driven by unfussy guitars and drums. Acher's simple vocal melodies infiltrate the brain....This is lightning-seamed cloud music, with digital dissonance and strings hovering over craggy, pop-industrial beatscapes."
Pitchfork (Website) - "THE DEVIL, YOU & ME's stellar opening salvo, 'Good Lies,' begins with a bright, jangly guitar riff and and a pounding floor-tom beat that mainline Sonic Youth's DAYDREAM NATION."
Clash (magazine) (p.113) - "Opening with the building 'Good Lies,' it marks their return to staggering effect and indicates there's still endless ideas flying around Markus Archer's cranium."