Music for the Massive

Music for the Massive

by Apartment 26Apartment 26


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In 2000, Apartment 26 issued its debut LP, Hallucinating, an album heavily -- heavily -- influenced by the gimmicky cross-pollination of industrial and metal favored by aggro types like Orgy and Gravity Kills. A full four years later, Apartment has returned on a new label (Atlantic), with a new album (Music for the Massive), and a fully rehabbed sonic exterior. Tchad Blake seems to have been one of the foremen on this reconstruction project; he handles most of the production and mixing, as well as a few instrumental turns. He's also left the band's industrial foment intact, but it's been steamrolled into slick sheets of clicking, processed electronic mush. The result? White noise, blips, and smatterings of voices and synthesized instruments filling the gaps between Music's enormous, guitar-heavy loud rock choruses and its drifting, electronics-tinged verses. Blake and mixer Chris Lord-Alge have capably refitted Apartment 26's previous sound for 21st century marketability. There are a few odd attempts at fusing jazz and swing elements to aggressive nu-metal; "Give Me More" and "Book (Be My Friend)" sound like Filter covering Cherry Poppin' Daddies' "Zoot Suit Riot." "Stupid World"'s thick, buzzing guitar line is pretty catchy, while insistent processing cleanses its rhythms for maximum accessibility.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678366925
catalogNumber: 83669
Rank: 161666


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Apartment 26   Primary Artist
Geezer Butler   Vocals,Group Member
Charles Clouser   Whisper
Brad Booker   Drums,Group Member
Wham-O   Vocals
Jon Greasley   Guitar,Group Member
Andy Huckvale   Piano,Keyboards,Group Member
Clive Lemeure   Vocals
Louis Macan   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tchad Blake   Producer,Engineer
Charles Clouser   Producer,Engineer
Critter   Producer,Engineer
Edward Lewis   Art Direction
Machine   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Richard Butler   Composer
Richard Fortus   Engineer
Thomas Lewis   Art Direction
Jason Slater   Producer,Engineer
Greg Collins   Producer,Engineer
Apartment 26   Producer
Jon Greasley   Composer
Andy Huckvale   Composer,Programming
Louis Macan   Composer

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