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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Blue Man Group's debut album, Audio, reflects over a decade's worth of musical and theatrical innovation. While its whimsical, visually involving stage performances have been popular since the early '90s, the group waited to make an album until it could find a recording space large enough to house its unique instruments, which include walls of drums, networks of plumbing pipe, and different lengths of vibrating fiberglass rods. Audio incorporates all of these instruments, along with baritone guitars, Hungarian cimbaloms which are similar to dulcimers, and Chapman Sticks, into 14 eclectic instrumentals. These songs were written specifically for Audio and have never been ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Blue Man Group's debut album, Audio, reflects over a decade's worth of musical and theatrical innovation. While its whimsical, visually involving stage performances have been popular since the early '90s, the group waited to make an album until it could find a recording space large enough to house its unique instruments, which include walls of drums, networks of plumbing pipe, and different lengths of vibrating fiberglass rods. Audio incorporates all of these instruments, along with baritone guitars, Hungarian cimbaloms which are similar to dulcimers, and Chapman Sticks, into 14 eclectic instrumentals. These songs were written specifically for Audio and have never been performed at a Blue Man stage production. Though the spectacle of the group playing its sculptural, surreal-looking instruments is absent from the album, the complex, resonant sound of Audio is engaging enough on its own. In fact, the swooshing of the sword poles on "Utne Live Wire" and the fluttering angel poles on "Endless Column" sound even more alien without the visual accompaniment. Some of Audio's pieces "Drumbone," "PVC IV" spotlight a specific Blue Man-made instrument, while others "TV Song," "Club Nowhere" display the group's avant-garde pop sensibilities. "Rods and Cones," "Cat Video," and "Opening Mandelbrot" are other standout tracks from Audio, an album that proves the Blue Man Group is as innovative in the studio as it is onstage.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1999
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384861322
  • Catalog Number: 48613
  • Sales rank: 59,725

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 TV Song (2:08)
  2. 2 Opening Mandelbrot (3:13)
  3. 3 Synaesthetic (5:31)
  4. 4 Utne Wire Man (3:18)
  5. 5 Rods and Cones (5:57)
  6. 6 Tension (2:05)
  7. 7 Mandelgroove (5:49)
  8. 8 PVC IV (4:23)
  9. 9 Club Nowhere (4:50)
  10. 10 Drumbone (2:44)
  11. 11 Shadows (2:06)
  12. 12 Cat Video (2:20)
  13. 13 Klein Mandelbrot (8:03)
  14. 14 Endless Column (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blue Man Group Primary Artist
Jens Fischer Zither
Christian Dyas Bass, Guitar, Zither, 12-string Guitar
Todd Perlmutter Percussion, Drums
Larry Heinemann Bass, Cuica, Chapman Stick, Guitar (Baritone)
John Kimbrough Guitar
Phil Stanton Drums, Cimbalom, Bullroar, Tubulum
Clem Waldmann Drums
Bradford Reed Zither
Chris Bowen Drums
David Coter Zither
Bryon Estep Guitar
Matt Goldman Drums, Cimbalom
Elvis Loderer Zither
Ian Pai Percussion, Drums
Jeff Quay Drums
Crag Rodriguez Drums
Chris Wink Drums, Cimbalom, Tubulum
Technical Credits
Bill Bookheim Engineer
Christian Dyas Arranger
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Todd Perlmutter Producer
Carl Plaster Engineer, Drum Technician
Andrew Schneider Engineer
Blue Man Group Art Direction
Jamie Edwards Contributor
Aron Sanchez Illustrations, Instrument Design
Jen Graffam Wink Art Direction, Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The original fan!!

    I've followed the Blue Man Group around the US, this CD is one of the best out there. Each venue is different, see them all!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Group!!!

    I just saw their Chicago show a few days ago and when one of the people from my group said that their albums were at Barnes and Noble I rushed out and bought Audio. I love it. Their show is awesome too. It is undescrible!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just incredible

    We saw the show in Vegas (twice)!! I loved every second of it and these cd's are a wonderful reminder of thier incredible show!! Go see the show!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stunning

    This album is as stunning for the ears as the show is for the eyes. If you are looking for a truly unique album in the midst of all the cookie-cutter albums out there, Audio is a must-buy. If you can get to any one of the shows (esp. Chicago) its worth every cent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING

    The Blue Man Group is amazing. Once you see the show, you will need the cd and DVD. BUY THIS CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still loving them after all these years

    I saw the original cast in New York in thier first year, an I've seen them several times since. BUY thier album!!!! They deserve the money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blue Broadway!!!

    I just recently had the priviledge of experiencing the Blue Man Group: Tubes from the front row in New York! It was amazing, and I would recommend this group to anyone with a sense of humor!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWSOME

    I own this CD and let me just say it is awsome. Plus Blue Man Group are some of the most talented mucisions around. At least listen to the demos here!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST CD EVER!!!!

    This CD ROCKS!!!! If you've ever seen the Blue Man Group in person, you'll know what I'm talking about!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Totally mesmerizing

    I was recently in Vegas, stayed at the Luxor, but MISSED their performance. The Luxor TV, however, showed a 10-minute video show segment. The visuals are phenomenal, the audio is mesmerizing. I'm heading back to Vegas with a main intent to see the group in action. And I'm now buying my second Audio CD so I have one in the car as well as the house

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Extremely Innovative Band

    I attended the Las Vegas show and was absolutely thrilled by it. This show is very interactive and a must see. I don't mind watching the show next time I get a chance to!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BMG is exciting, intelligent, and fun!

    I saw Blue Man Group just recently in Chicago, and I ordered their CD immediately. Their performances are indescribably innovative and intelligent. The CD is just as impressive. I recommend AUDIO to music lovers of all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Live In Las Vegas

    A must see show at the Luxar in Las Vegas with some of the most fantastic music ever played.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blue Man Group Will Amaze You

    This CD as well as the show are awesome. The way they perform is hard to explain. It is the best CD I have. Go to blueman.com and check them out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't miss this experience

    BMG is innovative, original, and a delight to the eye and ear. Complicated drumbeats and moving guitar riffs. Great!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    you gotta see this!

    i saw BMG when i was in New York. It is a must see, you will be amazed at how much fun it is and how awesome the music is! The music from the cd is similar to the show and thats why i love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blue Man Group Rages On Stage!!!!

    I saw the BMG perform while in Chicago in 1998, it is an incredible sight! Do not miss them if you get a chance......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blue Man Group on Leno

    I saw Blue Man Group on Jay Leno last night. I'm not sure which track they played, but what a performance! They can get down!

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