VNV Nation ‎– Automatic

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Anachron Sounds ‎– ANA-CD-4
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Tracklist

1 On-Air 3:26
2 Space & Time 4:53
3 Resolution 6:14
4 Control 5:50
5 Goodbye 20th Century 4:27
6 Streamline 6:06
7 Gratitude 6:05
8 Nova 6:06
9 Photon 5:52
10 Radio 7:47

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Credits

Notes

℗ + © Anachronsounds 2011
Recorded between May and August 2011

Track durations taken from CD-player

Some copies that were sold during the "Automatic-Tour 2011" are signed and handnumbered by the band.

Released in Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 884860049627
  • Label Code: LC-08683
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): A0101841077-0101 11 A00
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): A0101841077-0101 11 A00
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94W6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94Y4

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ANA-V-4 VNV Nation Automatic(2xLP, Album, MP, RE) Anachron Sounds ANA-V-4 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
ANA-V-4A VNV Nation Automatic(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Cle) Anachron Sounds ANA-V-4A Germany 2018 Sell This Version
none VNV Nation Automatic(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Anachron Sounds none Germany 2011
none VNV Nation Automatic(10xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Anachron Sounds none Germany 2011
ANA-CD-4 VNV Nation Automatic(CD, Album, Unofficial) Anachron Sounds (2) ANA-CD-4 Russia 2011 Sell This Version

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adamhellbound

adamhellbound

September 17, 2011

Wow. I will admit: I was skeptical after the last record (whatever it was called, I can't remember and don't much care, sorry), which may inflate my impression of Automatic. Even so.

This record is easily the equal of Empires or Futureperfect and manages to challenge even the emotional and songwriting highs of PTF. "Space and Time," "Resolution," and "Streamline" are energetic, inventive VNV anthems; "Control" is a powerful banger in the vein of "Voice" and "Entropy"; and "Radio" is one of those great forward-thinking future-pop epics of the style they invented on "Airships," though it's better even than that song.

The indisputable highlight—the hair-raisingly, goose-bumpingly, fist-pumpingly, just-got-somethin'-in-my-eye-man AWESOME centrepiece—is "Gratitude," and it's from another fucking planet, dude. Ronan found this song in the same place he found "Solitary" and "Fearless." In fact, it feels almost like a completion of that journey.

I could go on, but I'll spare you: HEAR THIS RECORD. Given how underwhelming VNV's last couple records were (I liked "Nemesis" a lot, but other than that I couldn't name a single song off either of the last two that I feel compelled to listen to again), you'll be doing yourself a favor in picking up where you left off. I'm gonna say it: this is their masterpiece.