Friday, July 14, 2017

Gary Numan - Exile Extended (1998)


Previously on OPIUM HUM:
Gary Numan - Living Ornaments '79 and '80 (1981)
Gary Numan - Warriors (1983) + Strange Charm (1986)

Following 1992's Machine and Soul -- generally considered his artistic nadir -- Numan more or less completely abandoned 'pop' music, embracing an atmospheric, downtempo electro-industrial sound that he continues to explore to this day. Of this current era, Exile Extended remains my personal favorite. The original Exile is great, but when reimagined as slow-burning monoliths, the songs take on a weightier presence to match the album's unflinchingly iconoclastic subject matter.

Track listing:
1. Dominion Day
2. Prophecy
3. Dead Heaven
4. Dark
5. Innocence Bleeding
6. The Angel Wars
7. Absolution
8. An Alien Cure
9. Exile

A dark salvation comes

You might also like:
The Tear Garden -
Tired Eyes Slowly Burning (1987)
Lycia - The Burning Circle
and Then Dust
(1995)

2 comments:

  1. Wow, this is the shit right here. Post punk gone all inside out, high on motorik beats and metal guitars, and ingesting acid doses of Prince and tribal fire ritual. Monster post, thank you.

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  2. I have and love the original exile, with your description now I have to hear this version.

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