Meat Beat Manifesto ‎– Actual Sounds + Voices

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BIAS 345 CD, 450.0345.20 Meat Beat Manifesto Actual Sounds + Voices(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records BIAS 345 CD, 450.0345.20 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
INT2-90279 Meat Beat Manifesto Actual Sounds + Voices(2xLP, Album) Nothing Records INT2-90279 US 1998 Sell This Version
BIAS 345 DLP, 450.0345.12, BIAS 345 LP Meat Beat Manifesto Actual Sounds + Voices(2xLP, Album) Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records BIAS 345 DLP, 450.0345.12, BIAS 345 LP Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
KICP 669 Meat Beat Manifesto Actual Sounds + Voices(CD, Album) Seven Seas KICP 669 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
INTD-90279 Meat Beat Manifesto Actual Sounds + Voices(CD, Album) Nothing Records, Play It Again Sam Records INTD-90279 US 1998 Sell This Version
INTD-90279 Meat Beat Manifesto Actual Sounds + Voices(CD, Album, Club) Nothing Records, Play It Again Sam Records INTD-90279 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Meat Beat Manifesto Actual Sounds And Voices(Cass, Album, Promo) Nothing Records none US 1998 Sell This Version

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BigBeat25

BigBeat25

December 19, 2017
referencing Actual Sounds + Voices, CD, Album, INTD-90279

Anyone who's interested in electronic music should own at least one MBM album, I think. They have brought so much influence, they helped to build acts such as Nine Nails Nails or The Chemical Brothers.
This release reminds of the Front Line Assembly stuff but with more compact breakbeats, proof of their excellent production.
"Prime Audio Soup" has brought them some more recognization thanks to The Matrix. If the first half of the album is quite rhythmical, the second one is more structured and offer some calm moments like the 10-minute running "The Thumb".
You won't regret your 72 minutes of listening. Let's have fun !
Wolstenholme

Wolstenholme

August 3, 2014
referencing Actual Sounds + Voices, 2xLP, Album, INT2-90279

As this is MBM's glitchiest and most erratic album compared to those prior, for most it is difficult to grasp right away. That aside, there is no denying the pure musical genius displayed throughout. Dangers and the crew manage to combine live jazzy freestyling and loops with intense breakbeat industrial instrumentation, and of course plenty of record scratching and samples. The album takes an especially jazzy and ambient turn towards the end, with "Funny Feeling", "The Thumb", and "Wildlife", which give the impression that you are listening to a completely different record. In fact I would say "The Thumb" is one of the greatest songs by the band, ever. Overall, this may be a difficult listen at first, but give it a few listens and you will start to understand.
plaidzebra

plaidzebra

October 27, 2002
referencing Actual Sounds + Voices, CD, Album, INTD-90279

Jack Dangers pushes MBM's sound further with the addition of powerful live instrumentation and some dark jazz touches. Some songs irritate with grating, repetitive motifs, but most of the album succeeds with memorable songs, creepy atmospherics and dense, muscular production.