Radio Hades

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Radio Hades
Techno Animal - Radio Hades.jpg
Compilation album by Techno Animal
Released September 21, 1998
Genre Illbient
Length69:23
Label Position Chrome
Producer Justin Broadrick, Kevin Martin
Techno Animal chronology
Techno Animal Versus Reality
(1998)
Radio Hades
(1998)
Symbiotics
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Radio Hades is a compilation album by the Illbient band Techno Animal, released on September 21, 1998 through Position Chrome. It comprises tracks from various compilation albums which have been edited and remixed for their release here.

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

NME described the album as "bold experiments from that shadowy borderland between instrumental hip-hop and avant-garde noise" and gave it a 6/10 rating. [2]

<i>NME</i> British weekly music journalism magazine

New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was particularly associated with gonzo journalism, then became closely associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley and Tony Parsons. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998.

Track listing

All tracks written by Techno Animal.

No.TitleLength
1."The Myth/Illogical"5:33
2."Intercranial"6:39
3."Toxicity"4:48
4."Return of the Venom"6:58
5."Interplanetary War Chant"5:12
6."Disciples of Dark"5:12
7."Dread Time Warp"5:13
8."Fistfunk"3:46
9."Beheaded"3:59
10."Needle"3:28
11."Bass Concussion"5:09
12."Ill Sinner"3:37
13."Phantom Tribe"4:51
14."Excavator"4:31

Personnel

Techno Animal
Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.

Record producer Individual who oversees and manages the recording of an artists music

A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many, varying roles during the recording process. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.

Kevin Martin (British musician) English dubstep musician

Kevin Martin is a musician, record producer and journalist, often known under his recording alias The Bug from England, UK. Martin moved from Weymouth to London around 1990 and is now currently based in Berlin, Germany. He has been active for over two decades, in the genres of dub, jazzcore, industrial hip hop, dancehall, and dubstep.

Additional musicians and production
Drum kit collection of drums and other percussion instruments

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum. A drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones – most significantly cymbals, but can also include the woodblock and cowbell. In the 2000s, some kits also include electronic instruments. Also, both hybrid and entirely electronic kits are used.

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References

  1. "Radio Hades". Allmusic.
  2. "Radio Hades" review, NME , August 22, 1998.