Xnoybis

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"Xnoybis"
Cover of Xnoybis single by Godflesh.jpg
Single by Godflesh
from the album Selfless
Released1995 (1995)
Format
Recorded1994
Studio Avalanche Studios, Birmingham UK
Genre Industrial metal
Length35:08
Label Earache, Columbia
Producer(s)
Godflesh singles chronology
"Mothra"
(1992)
"Xnoybis"
(1995)
"Crush My Soul"
(1995)

"Xnoybis" is a song by the industrial metal band Godflesh, taken from the album Selfless (1994). It was released in 1995 through Earache Records as a CD, and was also distributed as a promotional to radio stations. [1]

Contents

The song

Godflesh frontman Justin Broadrick explained that "Xnoybis" is a song about spiritual transcendence, and that much of the rest of the album carries that theme. [2] Musically, the song features a pummeling drum machine loop and a simple, harmonics-based guitar riff that repeats throughout. [3] Uncharacteristically for Godflesh, the song also has piano in it. [3] "Xnoybis" was one of AllMusic critic Ned Raggett's favourite songs off of Selfless. [4]

While the psychofuckdub of "Xnoybis" also appears on the "Crush My Soul" single, and the original version appears on the album Selfless, the clubdub and edit versions are unique to this release. [5] In 1994, Broadrick called the eighteen-minute psychofuckdub remix "the most experimental thing Godflesh has ever done". [6]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Xnoybis" (edit)4:24
2."Xnoybis" (clubdub)7:24
3."Xnoybis" (psychofuckdub)17:25
4."Xnoybis"5:54
Total length:35:08

Personnel

Godflesh

Additional personnel

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References

  1. "Xnoybis" (CD liner notes). Godflesh. Columbia Records. 1995. CSK 6824. Retrieved April 4, 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. Broadrick, Justin (August 1994). "Godflesh Explains Selfless' Song Titles" (Interview). Interviewed by Garth Ferrante. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. 1 2 Macomber, Shawn. "Czar issues Decree: Top Five Godflesh Songs". Decibel . Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  4. Raggett, Ned. "Godflesh - Selfless". AllMusic . Retrieved March 4, 2018.
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