Ghosts (Techno Animal album)

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Ghosts
Techno Animal Ghosts.jpeg
Studio album by Techno Animal
Released 1991
Genre Illbient
Length72:01
Label Pathological Records
Producer Justin Broadrick
Techno Animal chronology
Ghosts
(1991)
Re-Entry
(1995) Re-Entry1995

Ghosts is the debut album of the Illbient band Techno Animal, released on Pathological Records in 1991.

Illbient is a genre of electronic music. The term was allegedly coined by DJ Olive to describe the music being produced by a community of artists based in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York in 1994. The word "Illbient" combines the hip hop slang term "ill" and "ambient".

Techno Animal is an industrial hip hop duo formed in 1990 in London, England by British composers and musicians Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin. The name addresses the concept of a technological animal and is not a direct reference to the techno genre.

Contents

Reception

Simon Reynolds, in reviewing the album for Melody Maker , said, "Ghosts isn't quite the long-awaited breakthrough, the one that makes The Young Gods seem ancient, but it's a brave stab in the right direction." [1]

Simon Reynolds English music critic

Simon Reynolds is an English music journalist, critic, and author who began his professional career on the staff of Melody Maker in the mid-1980s, and has since gone on to freelance and publish a number of full-length books on music and popular culture, ranging from historical tomes on rave music, glam rock, and the post-punk era to critical works such as The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll and Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past (2011). He has also contributed to Spin, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Wire, Pitchfork, and others.

<i>Melody Maker</i> historical British weekly pop/rock music newspaper  (1926-2000)

Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest. It was founded in 1926, largely as a magazine for dance band musicians, by Leicester-born composer, publisher Lawrence Wright; the first editor was Edgar Jackson. In 2000 it was merged into "long-standing rival" New Musical Express.

The Young Gods Swiss band

The Young Gods are a Swiss industrial rock band from Fribourg. The band's original lineup consisted of a trio composed by a vocalist, a keyboardist/sampler operator, and a drummer. In 2007, a fourth member joined the band. Their instrumentation often includes sampled electric guitars, drums, keyboards, and other samples. AllMusic refers to them as "electro-noise terrorists." The lyrics are written in English, French and German.

Track listing

All tracks written by Techno Animal.

No.TitleLength
1."Burn"2:57
2."Walk Then Crawl"11:41
3."White Dog"4:07
4."Freak Fucker"3:47
5."The Dream Forger"7:56
6."Tough Cop/Soft Cop"11:29
7."God vs. Flesh"23:21
8."Spineless"6:47

Personnel

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References

  1. Reynolds, Simon. "Techno Animal: Ghosts". Melody Maker. 1991. Retrieved on July 18, 2011.