XXX Atomic Toejam ‎– A Gathering Of The Tribes For The First/Last Human Be-In

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Cold Meat Industry ‎– CMI.17
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1 God In A Pill
Edited By – P.H. RicsVocals [Vox] – P. Marklund*
5:46
2 Human Be-In
Vocals [Vox] – F. Thordendal*, P. Marklund*
7:28

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Recorded and mixed at Tonteknik, August/September 1,992.

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bonnicon

bonnicon

June 4, 2012
"God In A Pill" is a dense, complex dance piece, so full of samples & electronic excess, it immediately brings SKINNY PUPPY to mind, although is far more commercial. A behemoth of a dance track, it fills the room with its huge muscular sound, driven along on a motive force of drums, steel-sharp guitar swathes & a multitude of sequencers, this is always listenable & ultimately danceable. The intro to "Last Human Be-In" sounds like NEW ORDER entering into the darker, more extreme areas of Hardcore Techno before becoming a more blurred, but no less compulsive danceable track than "A Gathering...". Less complex, it is equally as compelling & driving, a large, thick, demanding dance record beating along at a medium pace. A giant sound from a group who might themselves become giants. This is a tantalising taster for what an album might offer - great music to dance or listen to..

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.
Scrap_Iron

Scrap_Iron

September 7, 2003

This MCD is one of most unusual releases of Cold Meat Industry, as XXX Atomic Toejam play no kind of dark ambient/noise/experimental music. What you get instead is 13 minutes or so of a powerful and hammering mix of thrash metal guitars, electronics, samples and techno beats. In my opinion, one of the best releases ever in the metal/electro crossover area. A pity they never released the long announced full-lenght album! XXX Atomic Toejam was a side-project of P. Marklund (Memorandum) and F. Thordendal (Meshuggah).