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Liquid Enhanced, Limited Edition


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  • Audio CD (March 21, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: March 21, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Limited Edition
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • ASIN: B00004RJ1G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Black Box (Pt.1)
2. Want
3. Jezebel
4. Breath Control
5. Last Call For Liquid Courage
6. Strange Hours
7. Vertigen
8. Supreme
9. Chrome
10. Black Box (Pt.2)

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Recoil is what Alan Wilder has been doing with himself since leaving Depeche Mode in 1996. Recoil are not a proper band, as such: the name is a flag of convenience under which Wilder arrays a floating roster of collaborators. He is abetted this time by performance poets Nicole Blackman and Samantha Coerbell, shrieking diva Diamanda Galas, and one Rosa Torras, a Recoil fan from Barcelona who responded to Wilder's Internet appeal for recordings of people speaking in their native language. Between them, this unlikely collective have made a record that, while scarily cheerless, is not without a certain gloomy appeal. --Andrew Mueller

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Anna Otto on May 3, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD in good faith, relying simply on the reputation of Alan Wilder and my memory of some marvelous tracks from the previous Recoil release, Unsound Methods. While I expected certain things, such as emphasis on lyrics and some beautiful harmonies, what I didn't expect were the gloominess and unrelenting darkness of all songs. As a fan of the more moody releases of Depeche Mode and goth music in general, it was a pleasant surprise. Liquid can be almost frightening, however, with as much anguish and terror as it projects on the listener. Some numbers are a bit overdone, such as Strange Hours or Vertigen, but even they possess an ability to haunt for hours afterward. Chrome, especially, is uniquely and beautifully dark - "life doesn't mean telling lies, it means enduring what you despise" seems a defining theme for the entire CD. I believe this isn't for everyone. I'm certain that even fans of Recoil or Depeche Mode might have a hard time listening to Liquid. Before you buy this, sample it if you can. But if you find a certain appeal in the poetry of darkness... you won't be disappointed. I, for one, can't wait for more.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Algorhythm on March 23, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This latest outing from the former Depeche Mode maestro does not disappoint. Continuing in the direction of "Unsound Methods," this album is basically a continuation of the musical motifs from the previous album, but is certainly more narrative. There is a much stronger emphasis on the lyrics than on "Unsound Methods," stressing that the words take center stage. Nicole Blackman's tracks are the best in my opinion (but that is mainly because I have been a Blackman fan since Golden Palaminos), and her readings take on a sinister erotic nature here, almost moreso than on anything else she's ever done. She sounds like a seductress ready to chew you up and spit you out. The same can be said of Samantha Coerbell, especially on the semi-title track "Last Call for Liquid Courage" (interesting to note that she was drunk when she recorded that track). Diamanda Galas takes on the track "Strange Hours," the first single, and probably the best track on the album. This song most closely resembles the formula of "Unsound Methods," not unlike "Red River Cargo," but with a more New Orleans-y feel. Galas' voice carries the song to many levels, from a passionate southern songstress, to the quiet angelic tones in the chorus, to an almost evil melange of random vocal snippits in the closing, not unlike some of the devices employed by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. A very malevolent, but still potent track, and one with a subject that could stir some controversy among listeners. The album also contains a great deal of harsh guitar sounds as well, usually with lots of echo and distortion.Read more ›
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2000
Format: Audio CD
It seems for the latest Recoil installment that the music has taken a backseat and this album is more a showcase for vocals. I must admit, while the album has its moments, I fail to see the supposed theme. A pilot, who is killed in a plane crash, sees his life flash before him in the contents of the music, which is bookended by an intro and outro. However, his life is apparently filled with stories of twisted seductresses, murderers and the wife of Ahab, Jezebel. I fail to see the connection. If you like soft and hard textured voices, spoken word and urban trash stories than this is for you. If you like more of an electronic, sophisticated, layered sound, go with the '97 album "Unsound Methods". It is worthy to mention that "Liquid" has great artwork and a very consistent image, physically. As for the music...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
If this is your first Recoil album to buy, I strongly recommend you to ignore all those reviews from hardcore fans who rated this album with one or two stars only. I rather think that "Liquid" is the first Recoil album which is also palatable and accessible for not-fans. Alan Wilder's band has always been an avant-garde project, and there are too many people who want him to be synth pop band like Depeche Mode. Thank God, Alan ditched the cold, synthesized arrangements of previous albums and invited a real backing band to create a more organic and concise sound. There are even flashes of electro-rock similar to Nine Inch Nails. "Liquid" features some of the most incredible female singers I've ever listened to. These voices are like a deadly nightshade: Seductive and intriguing, but just so dangerous and lethal. Along with the singularly spectral and dark musical backing, the lyrics and vocals carry you through frightening but very attractive sonic landscapes. Standout tracks are all songs featuring Nicole Blackman and certainly "Strange hours". I don't want to be blatant, but I think "Liquid" is a contender for "Best Of 2000". I
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "spellvexit" on March 24, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I was a great fan of Unsound Methods, and after hearing the sound samples for Liquid off of Recoil's site, I braced for a phenomenal album. And there *are* many points that are phenomenal--just about every song has something fantastic going for it. The problem for me was that it's heavily diluted with spoken word lyrics and slow, atmospheric synths...
Recoil fans should expect more tracks akin to Luscious Apparatus and less like Drifting. As one reviewer put it, the spoken word tracks are extremely effective if used in moderation (I think Luscious Apparatus was one of the best tracks from Unsound Methods), but they simply had too much of a presence with this album.
I felt at times I was being teased by Wilder's talent--especially with Virtigen, which would occasionally break out into wonderful musical flourishes but would quickly revert to a slower and more stark soundscape. I think that this album had the potential to be brilliant. I love the fact that Wilder experiments and I love the unconventional nature of his songs, but I miss the more musical content of Unsound Methods.
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