Killing Joke ‎– Pandemonium

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Pandemonium 6:42
Exorcism 7:27
Millennium 5:35
Communion 6:57
Black Moon 5:19
Labyrinth 5:55
Jana 4:06
Whiteout 5:43
Pleasures Of The Flesh 5:42
Mathematics Of Chaos 7:23

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BFLCD9 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Butterfly Records BFLCD9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BFLLP9 Killing Joke Pandemonium(2xLP, Album) Butterfly Records BFLLP9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
72445-11085-1 Killing Joke Pandemonium(2xLP, Album) Zoo Entertainment 72445-11085-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
72445-11085-2, 0423/ 94 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Zoo Entertainment, BMG Ariola Discos Ltda. 72445-11085-2, 0423/ 94 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
039.0009.20, BFLCD9 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam [PIAS], Butterfly Records 039.0009.20, BFLCD9 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
72445-11085-2 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Zoo Entertainment 72445-11085-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
72445-11085-2 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Zoo Entertainment 72445-11085-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD-8019 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Fonomusic CD-8019 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
RTD 159.1911.2 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Butterfly Records RTD 159.1911.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
888BFLCD9 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Butterfly Records 888BFLCD9 Portugal 1994 Sell This Version
DE 7243 8 398142 7 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Delabel DE 7243 8 398142 7 France 1994 Sell This Version
72445-11085-2 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album, Club) Zoo Entertainment 72445-11085-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
ZMJ11085-2 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album, Promo) Zoo Entertainment ZMJ11085-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
BFLMC9, BFLMC 9 Killing Joke Pandemonium(Cass, Album) Butterfly Records, Butterfly Records BFLMC9, BFLMC 9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
72445-11085-4 Killing Joke Pandemonium(Cass, Album) Zoo Entertainment 72445-11085-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
72445-11085-4 Killing Joke Pandemonium(Cass, Album) Zoo Entertainment 72445-11085-4 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
VICP-5499 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Victor Entertainment, Inc. VICP-5499 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
COOK CD 344PROMO Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album, Promo, RM) Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 344PROMO UK 2005 Sell This Version
CKV-CD-4744 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album, RE, RM) Cooking Vinyl USA CKV-CD-4744 US 2005 Sell This Version
TND 369, COOKCD344 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album, RE, RM) True North Records, Cooking Vinyl TND 369, COOKCD344 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
COOKCD344 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album, RM) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD344 UK 2005 Sell This Version
COOKCD344 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album, RM) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD344 UK 2005 Sell This Version
LETV002LP Killing Joke Pandemonium(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Let Them Eat Vinyl LETV002LP UK 2008 Sell This Version

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Butterman

Butterman

November 19, 2014
referencing Pandemonium, CD, Album, BFLCD9
Long time KJ fan since my simultaneous discovery in 1984 of S/T (Malicious Damage) 1980 and “Night Time” 1985.

After Raven left KJ yet again to contribute to Prong, original bassist Youth returned to the fold with a decade's worth of production and other projects under his belt, and armed with a drum machine and session drummers/percussionists, KJ now tackled the early 90s hybridization of techno-flavored metal-infusion which seemed to be the logical continuation of the post aggro/dust of industrial bands and "Lords Of Acid" stylings. With the techno scene removing itself more and more from the aggro dust, the latter also burrowing electro elements to mix with their post-industrial rants, the 90s hybrid projects would have a hard time both fitting in and seperating themselves from standardized labelling.

With extra production assistance and mixing enabling some of their songs to feel as crisp and clean as a DJ mix but retaining all of Geordie's brilliantly heavy and perfectly inspired "in the moment" guitar riffs, Jaz's maniacal vocal screatches and guteral throat gruntings, KJ once again re-invent their own sound while simultaneously offer another new wave of musical mutations to inspire others. Adding to their mythos a series of EPs and heavy club-friendly techno remixes and re-interpretations (Juno Reactor's version of "Millenium" is almost an instrumental of Traci Lords' "Control"), "Pandemonium" also retains moments and elements reminicent of 90s grunge recipes.

With about half of the tracks feeling more like semi-grunge head-banging moments, and the other obviously somewhat more club floor oriented, it is difficult to adequately appreciate this album as anything else but KJ experimenting with the electronic flavors of the day, and their own inspired existentialism/philosophical musings. Tracks like "Communion" and "Labyrinth" stand out as simple yet highly effective original compositions, while "Whiteout" and "Exorcism" are pure Jaz growlings mixed with club heavy rhythms and fevered Geordie riffs. A personnal stand-out and favorite remains "Mathematics Of Chaos" which sounds slightly murky and over-produced but is perhaps the most thought provoking and emotionally charged piece from the album.

In terms of another addition to the KJ discography, "Pandemonium" remains as one of their more unconventional offerings, a sign of the times, and a highly effective LP well worth the addition to any KJ collector, even if the record may require a few listens before sinking in at the proper level of appreciation. Deffinitely one of my favorites.
chainoftears

chainoftears

March 10, 2013
referencing Pandemonium, CD, Album, RTD 159.1911.2

On my copy Matrix / Runout is RTD159-1911-2