BACK + FORTH VOL 6
COMPILATION SUBCONSCIOUS RELEASE: FEBRUARY
23, 2003 REVIEW: FEBRUARY 27, 2003
career of Skinny Puppy needs no description nor does it require an introduction.
What these three individuals did both in terms of originality and creativity
is beyond measure. It is with this in mind that we are now treated to
the final edition of the "Back + Forth" series. Cevin Key has
plundered and pillaged the infamous Puppy vault one last time and has
offered up an album that is a unilateral success. No doubt about it. From
the the debut by the dog back in 1982: "Meat Flavoured Factor"
to the sinister subtlety of "Ambient Fruit", Skinny Puppy stand
as the innovators and inoculators of industrial music. Plain and simple.
is a real treat on this disc is the inclusion of four outtakes from "The
Process". The mania and hyperactive imagination of the band is more
than evident in blistering vitriolic tracks: "Hatekill", "The
Poison Mouth", "Morphous v2" and "Scared" nail
the coffin shut on the imitators and charlatans who have tried to capitalize
on Skinny Puppy's legacy. Also included is a stunningly vicious live version
of "Hardset Head" from their 2000 reunion gig in Germany. As
if this was not enough, Key has included an early interview the band did
in 1985 that clearly shows both the motivation and the inspiration of
one Nivek Ogre shining through.
this album, for the love of all that you hold dear in electronic music.
This is an excellent appetizer for the new full-length. Bloody marvelous
work, my fine fellows.