Apollo 440

Apollo 440 Discography

Albums

Apollo 440 Millennium Fever (Album) Stealth Sonic Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Dude Descending A Staircase (Album) XL Talent Partnership UK 2002 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 The Future's What It Used To Be (Album) Stealth Sonic Recordings, Magic Records UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Apollo 440 Lolita Stealth Sonic Recordings, Reverb Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Destiny Reverb Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Blackout Stealth Sonic Recordings, Reverb Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Lolita (U.S.A. '92) / Destiny (C.I.S. '92) (Single) Stealth Sonic Recordings, Reverb Records (2) UK 1992 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Rumble EP (EP) Stealth Sonic Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Liquid Cool (Single) Stealth Sonic Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Astral America (Single) Stealth Sonic Recordings Australia 1993 Sell This Version
SSXC4 Apollo 440 (Don't Fear) The Reaper(Cass, Single) Stealth Sonic Recordings SSXC4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Krupa Not On Label (Apollo 440 Self-released) UK 1996 Sell This Version
JC 15513 7 Apollo 440 / Maria Montell Apollo 440 / Maria Montell - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub / Di Da Di (And So The Story Goes)(7", Jukebox) Epic JC 15513 7 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Heart Go Boom (Single) Epic UK 1999 Sell This Version
JC 15566 7 Apollo 440 / Europe (2) Apollo 440 / Europe (2) - Heart Go Boom / The Final Countdown 2000(7", Promo) Epic JC 15566 7 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
SSX 1 3C Apollo 440 Charlie's Angels 2000(Cass, Single) Stealth Sonic Recordings SSX 1 3C UK 2000 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 Dude Descending A Staircase (Single) Stealth Sonic Recordings, Sony Music UK UK 2003 Sell This Version
Apollo 440 A Deeper Dub EP (EP, Single) Magic Records UK 2011 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SSX 4440CDS Apollo 440 Dude Descending A Staircase - Album Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Stealth Sonic Recordings, Sony Music UK SSX 4440CDS UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Apollo 440 & Stealth Sonic Orchestra Apollo 440 & Stealth Sonic Orchestra - Dude Descending A Staircase - Stealth Sonic Orchestra 7 Track MIx(CDr, Smplr, Mixed, Promo) Sony Music UK none UK 2003 Sell This Version
SSR HG1 Apollo 440 Hustler Groove (CD) Stealth Sonic Recordings SSR HG1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Reviews

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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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