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Skinny PuppyAudio CD
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Skinny Puppy formed in 1982 from the partnership of cEvin Key (Kevin Crompton) and Nivek Ogre (Kevin Ogilvie) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Key was dissatisfied with the pop direction of his then-current band Images in Vogue and began Skinny Puppy with the intention of doing something more raw and experimental. The duo recorded their first self-released cassette Back & ... Read more in Amazon's Skinny Puppy Store

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  • Audio CD (January 30, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: July 16, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Synthetic Symphony (SPV)
  • ASIN: B000LXST04
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Some are calling Mythmaker Skinny Puppy's most ambitious--and accessible--album ever. That may be sheer hyperbole but it is safe to say that Mythmaker may be the strongest SP disc in some time. Many of the songs prove infectious--particularly the opening "Magnifishit," the atmospheric "Haze" and even the stomping "Pedafly." The group gets darker and more experimental with "Politikil," pauses for something different ("Ambiantz") and closes with the ultrafast "Ugli." For the most part, the record succeeds, but there are a few bum notes: "Lestiduz" serves a noodly bridge between two better, more focused tunes; "Jaher" is a mellow drifter that will probably polarize some listeners. However there's nothing that will prevent fans--both new and old alike--from growing the continuously evolving myth surrounding Skinny Puppy. ––Jedd Beaudoin

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Skinny Puppy returns with Mythmaker, their most ambitious record ever. As dark, beautiful, twisted and angry as always, Skinny Puppy take the listener on a roller coaster ride through their Industrial/Techno/Prog world. Look for the Skinny Puppy Song "politikil" featured on Jackass The Video Game. Cover Image by world renowned painter Manuel O'Campo.

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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The next evolution of the Puppy Twins February 5, 2007
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Times change and people change. Everyone has a favorite band(or two) that has left behind a defining sound to try explore new horizons. Skinny Puppy are no different. We should be so glad that we can get the type of variety out of one band in a world(now)filled with banal, boring, and simply generic label-manufactured bands. I have listened to the Puppy all my life and I have rolled with the changes and losses( RIP Dwayne). I think change is necessary to stay relevant. How could a band be less relevant by changing when indeed time is also contantly changing?

Anyway, the newer Puppy sound is definitley more modern electronic to be sure. Although, what has not change(and shouldn't) is their core sound. The dark and grim atmospherics are still there. I do miss the horror film samples that I had fun figuring out which film they came from, but the lush complexities in the newer production style gives Mythmaker an epic feel. I notice also an Aphex Twin-esque influence with the trip-hop break-beats. The electronic drums have become WAY more intricate and varied which I think is a good thing. The beats will dance all around your head with this record. The melodicness is also great especially when paired with SP's usual dark themes. There is mild sampling on this album, but obviously not as much as past efforts. Most notable is the sample from Body Snatchers in Dal. Ogre's voice is distorted more than ever, and certainly more than his solo project, but its is more of a robotic distortion and less a monsterous one like the Puppy of old. To make a long story short, if you are a die-hard Skinny Puppy fan from way back AND also have an open mind then you will enjoy this album thoroughly.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dog Walks Among Us March 10, 2007
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The Kevins (Ogilvie and Crompton, aka Nivek Ogre and cEvin Key respectively) have been making music for the better part of my life. For twenty-five years, dance floors have shaken and PA systems have whined and protested under the assault that Skinny Puppy launches with their work. In 2004, The Greater Wrong of the Right took me by surprise. At the time of the CD release, the band had been essentially defunct for the better part of thirteen years. Rumors had circulated through the club scenes and across the "better to doubt it than to believe it" discussion forums of the online community-at-large that Key was working with Ogre and Mark Walk on the tour supporting OhGr's SunnyPsyOp as a drummer.

That rumor turned out to be true. Not too long afterwards, a new Skinny Puppy release was locked in the sweaty-handed death grip of my thick, troll-like fingers.

A tour followed - a long tour, all things being equal - and then all that we thirty-somethings who were still clinging to the resurrected legend of Skinny Puppy could hope for was that the new Puppy release was not a singular event. With the 2007 release of Mythmaker, my fears related to the singularity have been assuaged.

The Greater Wrong of the Right was a glimpse through the keyhole at the musical and sonic evolutions that Key and Ogre have experienced in their time away from one another. The sound was familiar, but it was markedly different. This was to be expected. Both artists had grown and had found their respective levels of comfort with their art forms in the time it took them to reinvent their respective identities outside of Skinny Puppy.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Puppy People return May 3, 2007
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To not fully love this CD causes a bit of conflict in me, for there are tenets abided by here that I often hold dear to my ideas about good music. One tenet is that a band of history (1980's industrial history, to be exact), when coming out with new stuff, should indeed sound new and not just a rehashing of what worked for them in the past. To this, Skinny Puppy holds true--there are of course elements of Skinny Puppy dissonance, that clash of sounds and noise that makes Puppy industrial some of the most wonderfully rough out there, but at the same time there is the paradox of their sound being a little more clean and refined. Another review of this disc that I had read made some connections between Skinny Puppy and Aphex Twin, and I think the connection is a fair one to make. The progress of sound is essential for a band to continue to grow, even after the loss of a mate, so on this disc Skinny Puppy delivers a new era of band sound while still maintaining an essence of what distinguished them in the first place. I wouldn't necessarily call this disc their most accessible (how can "Worlock" NOT be accessible?), but it is certainly a little cleaner and a little more towards electronica.

In the same sort of vein as the first tenet lay, the second tenet has to do with a band not sounding like they are beating a dead horse. Another review I read lamented a bit over the much more restricted use of snippets from obscure movies. This disc still offers a bit of this, but nothing like the clip-fest "Rivers" with HAL9000 and FVK and such. Again, Skinny Puppy advances their sound.

But what keeps me from just tooting a trumpet and announcing the triumphant and continued existence of Skinny Puppy?
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5.0 out of 5 stars skinny puppy does it right
i loved this album the most, its so good to read my favorite cyberpunk novels to this music and it only gets better which is crazy. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dominic German
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite skinny puppy album
This is my favorite skinny puppy album it was,awesome to get the mp3s. A must have for any skinny puppy album.
Published 15 months ago by Holli Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good
I am new to this band. Picked this up after hearing this band was an influence on Nine Inch Nails, so my review is from the perspective of a non long time fan. Read more
Published on August 26, 2011 by Ryan K. D. James
5.0 out of 5 stars Play it loud and stomp!!
Not going to write a review talking about the technical details of the album but rest assured it's a great album full of atmosphere and general puppy presence.
Published on March 31, 2011 by Nightspur
4.0 out of 5 stars probably one of the best
If you're a fan of Skinny Puppy, you've probably already picked up this album. It's good, every fan should have it. It's not quite as "industrial" I.E. Read more
Published on January 26, 2010 by Adam L. Goldman
1.0 out of 5 stars Pure sell-out trash!
Like others on here claim to be, I am a hardcore SP fan (or WAS) the majority of my life. VivisectVI is my favorite album with Too Dark Park and RABIES closely behind. Read more
Published on May 16, 2009 by Dustin W. Ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars f***ing phenominal
I have been a skinny puppy fan since I first heard "Dig It" in the progressive niteclubs in Dallas in the mid 80's... Read more
Published on May 7, 2009 by Jeffrey A. Schroeder
3.0 out of 5 stars A very non-essential album..such a shame
I cannot believe I have to cast aspersions, but this album is merely ok.

It's biggest flaw is that it feels lacking in passion, it has no spark. Read more
Published on April 3, 2008 by Michael C. Bernier
4.0 out of 5 stars heavy and innovative electronic music
I can't compare "Mythmaker" to earlier SP material, as this is my first foray into their kind of techno-thrash. Read more
Published on April 2, 2008 by Scott Hedegard
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet album
A great album. Has a slow, eerie, atmospheric sort of sound. Nothing on it could really be played on the floor, but it's great to chill to. Read more
Published on March 30, 2008 by Alexander Hartman
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less dancey, more puppy
ive heard it too...and i have to agree with you about the greater wrong of the right..BUT after i listened to it for awhile, it still tilted toward a puppy album than just an ohgr project..i actually think mythmaker sounds quite a lot like ohgr's solo stuff...but thats just my of the... Read More
Dec 23, 2006 by Geneve Montie |  See all 11 posts

I havent heard the whole cd yet, but the 45 second sound clips are very promising.

I cant frickin wait!
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