Friday, March 7, 2008
Meat Beat Manifesto
Meat Beat Manifesto - Satyricon (1992)
After working together in Perennial Divide, Stephens and Jack Dangers (John Stephen Corrigan) left to form Meat Beat Manifesto (MBM), their first album got destroyed in a studiofire. They then recorded the LP Storm The Studio, which got them labeled as an industrial act. Not satisfied with that , in response, they released "99%", which was more techno-influenced, in May 1990, later that year in August, they released "Armed Audio Warfare", an effort to re-create the lost tracks of the would-be debut album.
On 1992's Satyricon Meat Beat adopted a more mainstream electronic sound, influenced by such newly popular dance bands as Orbital, The Shamen, and The Orb, all of whom had either remixed or been remixed by MBM. The album produced the hits "Mindstream" and "Circles". However, "Original Control (Version 2)", renamed "I Am Electro" in later compilations, remains the best-known track from the album, featuring samples of recordings from the 1939 World's Fair exhibit Elektro The Robot