Zombie Nation ‎– Absorber

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Tracklist

Souls At Zero 5:12
Chowpatty Slices 5:08
Mr. Sunbeam 3:55
Cycles To Failure 5:38
Push 4:39
Tape Me 4:37
Automatic Gestalt 4:50
Stricken 5:02
The Cut 4:37
Redefine 5:28
Crystal Six 5:38
Inside The Speaker 4:38
Slack Wax 5:21

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DEKA 010 CD Zombie Nation Absorber(CD, Album, Dig) Dekathlon Records DEKA 010 CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
DEKA 010 Zombie Nation Absorber(2xLP) Dekathlon Records DEKA 010 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
LZ004 Zombie Nation Absorber(2xCD) Lado Z LZ004 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version

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Electrofreaks

Electrofreaks

April 15, 2012
referencing Absorber, CD, Album, Dig, DEKA 010 CD

His best album under any alias!
Franklin

Franklin

August 12, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Absorber, 2xLP, DEKA 010

After hearing 'Souls At Zero', (the only experience I'd ever had of ZN) and wondering whether it was the best or the worst track I'd heard all year, I'll never be quite sure why I then went and bought the album.

But flip me, I'm glad I did - anyone who knows ZN/John Starlight's output will know what I mean when I say he has his own, distinct home-made broken-equipment-in-a-basement sound - bad vocoders, rubbish sampling, wonky melodies, $10 drum machine beats..... its chaotic and badly made - this sounds like he made it in his sleep.

But it works. Don't know how, it just does.

technobug00

technobug00

April 16, 2004
referencing Absorber, CD, Album, Dig, DEKA 010 CD

With his already visionary Leichenschmaus album, Splank! from Zombie Nation made it clear : he was here to change the patterns of electronic music. With Absorber, the evidence of a total success strikes beautifully. From the integration of an electric guitar solo to a chillout song (Automatic Gestalt) to the sexy gimmicks added to The Cut, every song is a weird discovery, something that points out to examplariness. A perfect record, full of subtilities, looking into the future but still remembering the past.