Parallax (7) ‎– Bullet-Proof-Zero E.P.

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Mute ‎– CDMUTE159
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CD, EP
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Tracklist

1 Bullet-Proof-Zero
2 Nobody Moves Nobody Dies
3 Escape To Poland
4 I Know My First Name Is...

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J-card case.

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  • Barcode: 5016025601592

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INT 826.779, CD MUTE 159 Parallax (7) Bullet-Proof-Zero E.P.(CD, Maxi) Mute, Mute INT 826.779, CD MUTE 159 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
MUTE159 Parallax (7) Bullet-Proof-Zero(7") Mute MUTE159 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 159 Parallax (7) Bullet-Proof-Zero E.P.(12", EP) Mute 12 MUTE 159 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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May 13, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

I saw Parallax supporting The Prodigy in 1994 and thought they were a quite exciting live act. They came across as a hardcore techno group adding vocals and guitars to their stab-dominated sound.
I then found this EP, which has much more of a rock band attitude, song structure, and production. The first two tunes have an approach like many bands labelled 'crossover' at that time (e.g. Rage Against The Machine), just with added synth work. The vocals are messy and nearly unintelligible; nonetheless Nobody Moves Nobody Dies is quite a catchy tune. Escape To Poland has more melodious vocals and a more industrial sound, whereas I Know My First Name Is... is the most experimental and most timeless of the pack - ambient in a way, yet unsettling.
The fact that this EP was released by Mute came as a surprise to me. It is the second and better of two Maxis released by Parallax on the Mute label. Maybe the band's connection with Mute had already expired when they performed live with The Prodigy in late 1994. They didn't manage to make a reputation of themselves and probably split soon afterwards.