Leæther Strip ‎– After The Devastation

Label:
Alfa Matrix ‎– AM-2065-TCD, Alfa Matrix ‎– AM1065DCD
Format:
2 × CD, Album
CD
Box Set, Limited Edition
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Style:
EBM

Tracklist

After The Devastation
1-1 The Shame Of A Nation (Album Edit) 5:05
1-2 Back In Control 5:52
1-3 Death Is Walking Next To Me (Album Edit) 5:50
1-4 A Boy 4:48
1-5 Dying Is Easy - Life Is Harder (Daddy Please Love Me) 5:15
1-6 Sleep Is Only Heartbreak 5:54
1-7 Slam 4:07
1-8 Smerte 5:00
1-9 Happy Pills (Gimme Gimme) 4:40
1-10 Rip Like Cat Claws 5:19
1-11 What If... 5:09
1-12 Inner Exploration 11:18
2-1 Gaza Strip (March Of The Innocent) 6:15
2-2 Suicide Bombers (Album Edit) 3:47
2-3 Carry Me (2006) 7:04
2-4 Empty Space 4:46
2-5 Junkie Do - Junkie Die 4:41
2-6 Homophobia 5:34
2-7 This Is Where I Wanna Be (Album Edit) 5:08
2-8 One Man's Gain Another Man's Pain 4:22
2-9 Give Us Some Shelter (Katrina) 4:58
2-10 One For One For One 5:31
2-11 I Was Born That Day 3:53
2-12 Leæther Strip Part 3 (Symphony For Kurt) 13:43
Æftershock
3-1 Æftershock 4:50
3-2 What If... (Classical Version) 7:23
3-3 Homophobia (Gay Pride Version) 6:51
3-4 The Shame Of A Nation (Roadside Bomb Version) 8:28
3-5 Back In Control (Born The 13th Version) 6:06
3-6 Slam (Fist Fight At Tekno Club Mix) 6:08
3-7 A Boy (Teenage Sex Slave Mix) 5:47
3-8 Empty Space (New Romantics Version) 7:49
3-9 I Was Born That Day (Rest In Peace Bob Moog Version) 5:34

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Notes

Limited 3CD edition comes in a deluxe carton box and contains "After The Devastation" 2CD (AM1065DCD), postcards, exclusive 3rd 9-track bonus CD "Æftershock" in cardboard sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Box): 8 82951 70652 7
  • Barcode (CD): 8 82951 00652 8
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): STRE.051117.001
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): STRE.051117.002
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): STM51121
  • Label Code: LC 14000

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AM-1065DCD Leæther Strip After The Devastation(2xCD, Album) Alfa Matrix AM-1065DCD Europe 2006 Sell This Version
AM-2065TCD Leæther Strip / Various Leæther Strip / Various - After The Devastation (Fanpack Edition) + Matrix-X-Trax Chapter 1(2xCD, Album + CD, EP + CD, Comp + Box, Ltd) Alfa Matrix AM-2065TCD Europe 2006 Sell This Version
AM 2065TCD Leæther Strip Æftershock(9xFile, WAV, Album) Alfa Matrix AM 2065TCD Belgium 2006
none Leæther Strip After The Devastation(24xFile, FLAC, Album) Alfa Matrix none 2006
am1065dcd Leæther Strip After The Devastation(2xCD, Album) Alfa Matrix am1065dcd Russia 2008 Sell This Version

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DarkSouljah

DarkSouljah

August 20, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Leaether Strip goes futurepop.

For me, that sums up the release in a concise statement. Most of the ebm influence typically found within any previous L.S. albums has vanished. Instead, Larsen adopted the upbeat tempo, synth hooks, and club beats of futurepop, at times reminiscent of Assemblage 23. Larsen also became much less metaphorical in his lyrics, and begins discussing his life and his past in startlingly optimisitic detail.

Yet, the album is truly hit or miss. Some songs i find to be quite weak, and appear to be just filler. Others remind me of an "upgraded" version of Larsen's previous material, which isn't all together awful. And some are flat out mediocre. The change from the classic L.S. sound is at the same time shocking but not surprising. I resent the fact that Larsen threw out the sound i loved that he had been using for over a decade, but i suppose he felt that it was about time to break stagnation. Still, the music will fit in at the clubs with the hoards of boring futurepop bands that are coming out of the woodwork these days, if only for the name on the album cover. Thus i still feel that this could have been released on one disc if the fat had been trimmed. As for the remix CD AEftershock, i don't think i have even listened to it through once. But i am not a dj, and have little interest in such a bonus item.

The actual packaging of the album is quite interesting. It comes in a cardboard box and contains both the super jewel box, postcards and the extra remix CD. I also managed to grab a version of the cool fanpack edition, which included a poster, stickers, t-shirt, nylon satchel, promo poster, and a comp CD and catalogue from Alfa Matrix. A good score for a music collector....now if only the music were as solid as the extras.