Apollo 440 Discography Tracks

Apollo 440 Apollo 440 - Millennium Fever (Album) Stealth Sonic Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
The Wolfgang Press Going South and 1 more… The Wolfgang Press - Funky Little Demons (Album) Sonic Records (2), 4AD Poland 1995 Sell This Version
201647 9 Various Stop The Rock Various - Cigarettes & Alcohol - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning(DVD) SMV Enterprises 201647 9 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SSX 4440CD, 5122702003 Apollo 440 Apollo 440 - Dude Descending A Staircase(2xCD, Album) Stealth Sonic Recordings, Sony Music UK SSX 4440CD, 5122702003 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Elliot Goldenthal Time Is Runnig Out (as Apollo Four Forty) Elliot Goldenthal - S.W.A.T. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Jeff Beck Hot Rod Honeymoon Jeff Beck - Jeff (Album) Epic, Epic, Epic Europe 2003 Sell This Version
EK 86941 Jeff Beck Hot Rod Honeymoon Jeff Beck - Jeff(CD, Album) Epic EK 86941 US 2003 Sell This Version
none DJ Morgoth Dubstruck DJ Morgoth - Mash-Up Your Bootz Party Sampler Vol. 29(18xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (DJ Morgoth) none Germany 2009
none DJ Morgoth Bastard Rock DJ Morgoth - Mash-Up Your Bootz Party Sampler Vol. 27(18xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (DJ Morgoth) none Germany 2009


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December 3, 2010
Apollo 440 are an odd band. At best, tracks like 'Liquid Cool' and 'Film Me And Finish Me Off' are spectacular examples of their deep, melodic techno tracks and overall individual sound. Somehow managing to incorporate guitars into every production yet still gaining a house/trance following (initially at least), @440 are unique.

At worst however, a track by Apollo 440 can make uncomfortable listening. Cheesy fanfares, guitar licks and bizarre lyrics may appear at any moment which, granted they probably haven't dated brilliantly, spoil tracks such as 'Astral America' and 'Milennium Fever'. The lyrics to many tracks to me conjure up images of Bill Bailey spoofing Kraftwerk or Portishead due to their baffling subject matter. I don't care what the sleevenotes say, the first time I heard 'I Need Something Stronger' I swear the line 'gonna make you poo!' appeared.

Their later work was decidedly more guitar-led, distancing earlier fans and almost adding a weird 'dad-rock' dimension to their work, especially when they released 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub'. Don't get me wrong, overall I love Apollo 440, 'Liquid Cool' is easily within my Top 5 pieces of music ever and 'Hold On 2 Wot U Got' (the B-side to '(Don't Fear) The Reaper') is stunning. But their lower quality tracks are slightly off-putting, and though at times amusing, I certainly would feel uncomfortable playing them in public!

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