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Apollo 440 Discography Tracks

19183 Various Krupka Various - Muvi Music-Show On Video 09/96 Teil 1(VHS, Promo, PAL) MUVI 19183 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Vi102 Various Raw Power Various - Muvi Music-Show On Video 08/97(VHS, Promo, PAL) MUVI Vi102 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
7086 Various Ain´t Talkin´ Bout Various - Muvi Music-Show On Video - The Best Of 1997(VHS, Promo, PAL) MUVI 7086 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
CR17 Various Raw Power (as Apollo Four Forty) Various - CR17 Club Release Aug 97(VCD) Nightlife Music Video CR17 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
CRX27 Various Lost In Space Various - CRX27 Club Rel Xtra Jun 98(VCD) Nightlife Music Video CRX27 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
none Various Stop The Rock (as Apollo Four Forty) Various - Metal Planet - La Video(VHS, PAL, Promo) Epic none France 1999 Sell This Version
none various Hart Go Boom various - The Box, UK Disc #173(Laserdisc, 12", Comp, Promo, NTSC) Not On Label none US 1999 Sell This Version
none Various Stop The Rock (as Apollo Four Forty) Various - Promo Only Hot Video: Jan-Mar 2000(DVD, Comp, Promo) Promo Only none US 2000 Sell This Version
SUPERSONIC 052, 74321 74694 2 Various Heart Go Boom Various - Crossing All Over! - Vol. 11(2xVCD, Comp) Supersonic Records (2), BMG SUPERSONIC 052, 74321 74694 2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
none Various Charlie's Angels 2000 (as Apollo Four Forty) Various - TMF (Volume 2 - Techno Music Collection)(DVD-V, Comp, Unofficial) DVD Music Group none Russia 2001 Sell This Version
none Various Dude Descending A Staircase Various - 2003 Sunshine Summer Hits(DVD-V, PAL, Comp, Unofficial) Master Records none Russia 2003 Sell This Version

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Winter-Gray

Winter-Gray

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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