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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.

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  • Audio CD (October 24, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Synthetic Symphony
  • ASIN: B002ZDOY7A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,824 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2011 album from the Industrial pioneers. This Canadian outfit broke new ground in Electronic music, creating a dark and menacing sound that served as inspiration for Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and Marilyn Manson.

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Skinny Puppy returns with a refreshing album!
The Wise One
It has a few songs that have some nice moments, but for the most part, it just seems uninspired and kind of boring.
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True revolutionaries still crafting great sounds to satiate those of us with a hunger for something new and unique.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By David Flick on October 25, 2011
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Not going to repeat what the others have said, I'll keep it to the point. This album is more subdued, experimental, and edgey than than the last 2 albums (TGWOTR and Mythmaker) Most negative comments are that SP have been sounding like Ohgr and not SP. On this album it's a lot more weird, there isn't that straight forward song structure that we got on the last two albums.

My two main points of emphasis are that Ogre's vocals are less edited, chopped, vocoded, etc. On this one he seems more like a narrative character and on the last two it's almost as if his voice was just another synthesizer, efx added to the mix. In simple terms a lot cleaner and less effected vocals.

cEvin Key is in top form, If you are like me you sometimes scratch your head and think everything is going to be wacky techno ala Download/PlatEAU, but it seems to me that he pulls no stops on the synth programming here on HandOver. Lots of glitchy aspects but overall some truly beautiful programming,keys, structures, edits etc....

This isn't Too Dark Park (it's closed down folks), this isn't Last Rights (the dog died and resurrected) This is Ogre and Cevin really showing their chemistry. Lots of dark, beautiful places are explored. Skinny Puppy may be less aggressive than they once were, but the old dog is going strong and just as amazing now than they've ever been.

I would say for those who were bored with SP, OR didn't like the last two albums, pick this one up, I think you'll be surprised. Even the most jaded fan will find some beautiful and interesting pieces going on here.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By discombob on November 18, 2011
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Sadly, too many reviews here sound like: "Handover is rather bland electro in many spots and the glitchy drums are uninspired." And unfortunately I can agree that has been in the back of my mind since the reformation. I think that Skinny Puppy tracks, based on what the fans expect, should be about the wild and untamed. But then, it isn't up to me, is it? Production styles are now heavily influenced by the convenience of generative software and I definitely miss the old organic manipulations, samplers and big, mic'ed drumkits older industrial recordings used to employ.

This album is reeeeaally digital... almost too much so, sort of like an Autechre album. Everything about the sound is a like a mopey thin coating of silicone and ice that warbles along without imposing itself too much. Ogre's character has become something akin to a sad, trapped prophet than a rebellious beast and the sound of the music reinforces his prison. Like the last two albums, Handover does not sound raw and impulsively BRAP'ed out and later carefully mixed, but rather meticulously composed. I hope I can love it given more time, unlike Mythmaker, which really did not work out for me.

That said, cEvin's collaborative sampler-album "Bananasloth: Zombie Battle 2019" is more like his classic writing style than this album is and proves what we all know he is capable of orchestrating. The last classic Skinny Puppy album was The Process, which had that intensity that, let's face it, absolutely NO-ONE could match (and never has since). I do miss the old sound and they were by far my favorite band back then. The earliest albums were the ones that, to me, captured the true horror and intensity of real life as the world really is, as if we were all small, defenseless animals in the grand scheme of things. It was unparalleled audio theater and it rocked my world to the core.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By samosa on October 24, 2011
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Following cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre for the past way-too-many years, the one recent track that really gave me chills was "Frozen Sky" off cEvin's album "The Ghost of Each Room." It was a smart, dynamic, tightly-written song that showcased both cEvin and Ogre's talents. Although they touched on that sound in parts of GWOTR and Mythmaker, I've always hoped that Skinny Puppy would explore it more fully.

They did just that with hanDover and the result is absolutely mind-blowing. There are some truly powerful moments here that only cEvin and Ogre could deliver. It's a return to form but a major step forward as well. If you enjoyed Frozen Sky, Ghostman, Goneja, Daddyuwarbash, Dal, Jaher, and Pasturn as much as I did, buy this album without thinking twice. Although it doesn't have the same sentimental value to me as Too Dark Park, hanDover may quickly become my new favorite Skinny Puppy release.

This album is sick.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Jahn on October 26, 2011
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This album is not Bites. It's not Too Dark Park. It is the product of evolution. It is AWESOME!
If you are the kind of fan who gets mad at artists for not puting out the same product they did in their "glory days", don't bother.
Ogre is in top form; poetic genius. Key has aranged some of his best work to date.
In summation, listen with an open mind and it prepare to have it blown.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Borkowski on November 15, 2011
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I've been a Skinny Puppy fan for years and years now, and I gotta say, this is definitely one of the best SP albums I've heard in general. The album was put on hold and delayed for years due to problems (financially) with Puppy's SPV label but that wait is over and well worth it. This is the best LP they've made since The Process imho (not saying Greater Wrong or MM were bad records either), and I will have no shame putting it up next to albums like Last Rights and VIVISectVI.
(note i haven't reviewed all the tracks, just a good portion)
The record starts off slow with Overt, an excellent opening track, but in no way should you expect it to set the sound for the rest of the album. The next track is Cullorblind, which, to me , sounds like it could be single material and is probly the most accessible song on the album. Wavy, sounds as if it samples the guitar off of Jaher on Mythmaker, but it sounds much more haunting. the next track kinda gives the CD a push that fills into the second half of the record (seeing as most of the earlier tracks are much more slow). Gambatte has a dancy feel that could be found on the likes of a record like Too Dark Park and retains it even threw the second half of the song when a heavy guitar riff is added to the mix.
This second half of the CD is what really kicks you in the nuts. The first track Icktums, has a nice great build up and doesn't sound like something you would hear from artists entering their 50's, VERY energetic, and the end has an old SP trick we haven't heard on records in a long time, nothing big but I won't spoil it for old SP fans...
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so is this the new skinny puppy album that was delayed?
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any info on this?
I can't seem to find any info about an upcoming release on any site or forum. They're only talking about the European Tour 2010.
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