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Tracklist

Barry 7's Contraption
Robot New York
Skills
Steve's Going To Teach Himself Who's Boss
FYUZ
Buckminster Fuller
Revenge Of The Black Regent
Metal Fingers In My Body
Ann's Eveready Equestrian
Oh Yeah, Oh No
Machine Is Bored With Love

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    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999-04-19, CDAvant Hard
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    Mute – CDSTUMM170UK1999UK1999
    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999-04-19, VinylAvant Hard
    2×LP, Album
    Mute – STUMM170, Mute – stumm170UK1999UK1999
    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999-04-20, CDAvant Hard
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    Mute – 9091-2US1999US1999
    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999, CDAvant Hard
    CD, Advance, Album, Promo
    Mute – MUSDJ39-2US1999US1999
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    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999, CDAvant Hard
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    Mute – ACDSTUMM170UK1999UK1999
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    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999, CDAvant Hard
    CD, Album
    PIAS Benelux – 391.0170.20, Mute – CDSTUMM170Europe1999Europe1999
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    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999, CDAvant Hard
    CD, Album
    Mute – CD STUMM 170, Labels – 724384731021France1999France1999
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    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999, CDAvant Hard
    CD, Album, Digipak
    Everlasting Records (2) – EVERCD079, Mute – EVERCD079Spain1999Spain1999
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999, CDAvant Hard
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    Mute – CD STUMM 170, Mute – INT 4 84614 2, Mute – 7243 4 84614 2 1Europe1999Europe1999
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Avant Hard, 1999, CDAvant Hard
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    Mute – CDSTUMM170Europe1999Europe1999
    New Submission
    Cover of Avant Hard, 2001-04-08, CDAvant Hard
    CD, Album, Jewel
    Mute – TOCP-65197Japan2001Japan2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Avant Hard, 2014-03-01, FileAvant Hard
    11×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps
    Mute – noneUK2014UK2014
    New Submission
    Cover of Avant Hard, , CDAvant Hard
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Mute – CDSTUMM170, Mute – 5016025611706UKUK
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    Cover of Avant Hard, , CDAvant Hard
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    Mute – 9091-2USUS
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    • letroset's avatar
      letroset
      Edited 2 years ago
      Anyone know what the sample is that's used on the CD only bonus track (which apparently is called Are Streets Antiques?) I have a vague memory of hearing the original somewhere and going 'ah! so that's what it is' but have since forgotten and am starting to think maybe I dreamt it. It is exactly the kind of sad thing I'd have a dream about, unfortunately.

      I *reeeally* love this album and could gush embarrassingly about it if I let myself. All their records had some great tracks on but this here is one sustained peak from start to finish and exemplifies everything that was great about them.

      Edit: the 'Antiques' sample is the 'guggle glub gurgle' from The Man in the White Suit - made from sounds recorded and rhythmically edited by one Mary Habberfield. It was incorporated into this https://www.discogs.com/release/11002474-Jack-Parnell-And-His-Rhythm-The-White-Suit-Samba-Go-Go-Go-Go- Apparently a young George Martin was involved somewhere (making it a forerunner of the Ray Cathode single), but ms Habberfield is given due credit for the glubs on the label. If there's an earlier electronic (ok, technically musique concrète) dance single I've not heard of it. Who cares anyway, it's not a competition. The glubs were also used as the sound effect for the dodgy car in School for Scoundrels, which was on telly earlier today and is what sent me down this rabbit hole.
      • Lukaas18's avatar
        Lukaas18
        Edited 5 years ago
        I first heard of this album from an advertisement for Orange I stumbled across on YouTube looking at Chris Cunningham commercials. I wasn't interested in the album at the time, but I was intrigued on what it might feature. When I eventually picked it up in York and gave it a few listens, I was immediately hooked. To this day, I would still consider Add N To (X)'s Avant Hard to be my favourite album, possibly ever.

        It seems that Add N To (X) were aiming for a 1970's theme in this album, because throughout each track old vintage electronic instruments are bound to be heard. Some of the songs, such as "Skills" and "Metal Fingers In My Body" for example, are composed in a way if your average rock and roll band were obliged to use synthesizers rather than guitars. The results are, to say the least, extraordinary (in a good way though).

        If you're a fan of experimental electronic music as well as rock, get this album. It's truly worth listening. If you enjoyed this album, you might want to consider taking a listen to the band's other works, in spite of them being practically obscure in recent years.
        • jtm1967's avatar
          jtm1967
          My god does this sound amazing! Out of the 4000+ records I have, this one is in the top 25 of best sounding analog lps I own and heard. WOW. An elecropop masterwork
          • koliniol's avatar
            koliniol
            Edited 7 years ago
            this is an absolute masterpiece. had also the chance to see them live. they were actually a rock band using synthesizers and not an electronica , idm etc group.

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