Apollo 440 Discography

STAR 2483 Megabass / The Mastermixers Lolita Megabass / The Mastermixers - Megabass 3(LP, Comp, Mixed) Telstar STAR 2483 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Scritti Politti + Shabba Ranks Scritti Politti + Shabba Ranks - She's A Woman (Single) Virgin, Virgin UK 1991 Sell This Version
The Wolfgang Press Chains The Wolfgang Press - Funky Little Demons (Album) 4AD, 4AD UK 1995 Sell This Version
Issue 32 Apollo Four Forty* Apollo Four Forty* - Music Collector 2(CD, Promo, Smplr, Comp) CD Consoles Issue 32 France 1997 Sell This Version
TOCT-10230 Hotei* Fuck The Fake Star (as Apollo Four Forty) Hotei* - Supersonic Generation(CD, Album, Enh) Eastworld TOCT-10230 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
335715 28 Days Say What? 28 Days - Stealing Chairs(CD, Album + DVD-V) Sputnik Records, Festival Mushroom Records 335715 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
12952 Various Say What? Various - Triple J's Hottest 100 10th Anniversary - Hottest Box(9xCD, Comp + Box, Ltd, Num) ABC Music, Triple J, Universal Music Australia 12952 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
28D0010 28 Days Say What? 28 Days - 10 Years Of Cheap Fame(CD, Comp) Rebelscum Records 28D0010 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
AM-1119-CD Krystal System Krystal System - Underground(CD, Album) Alfa Matrix AM-1119-CD Belgium 2008 Sell This Version

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Sneaky-Peanut

Sneaky-Peanut

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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