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on 4 October 2000
The title will trick you, no doubt, but you have to remember that you're facing another Atari Teenage Riot record. Yes, they are those crazy, uncontrolled, uncontrollable Berliners with their so-called beats and wild, crushed guitars. The kings of the far away and long forgotten perceptive doors of the mind on this chaotic and apocalyptic end of the millennium. AtariIn the sold out London Brixton Academy, supporting Nine Inch Nails before some 8.000 people, they threw on the ears of the people all the noise you can imagine. Actually, you can't even begin to imagine this, until you hear it in all its glory. You can't even begin to imagine all the noise the three of them produced (the rest were unable to perform, being either drugged up, or crazy, or both) in mere 26 minutes. Without songs, without singing, even without the rhythms, without anything, in fact, and beginning at the point where their gigs usually end. I suppose that they just couldn't go on anymore, so they did this monstrous gig, and somehow it strangely makes perfect sense. Not that they felt any better after it, and I don't think that they feel much better now, when they released it. Because, it's more a remainder of a ruined career, than anything else. The catch is, it is not ruined at all. Exactly the opposite, it's still glorious, not massively popular, never popular, but nevertheless brilliant. And more pop than I thought possible.
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on 9 May 2002
This CD will only appeal to noizecore fans, no one else. If you like the rock/techno mix that is digital hardcore fine but this is not really digital hardcore it is noizecore pure and simple. The group bombards you with waves of oscillating distortion which is soothing in the same way as waves crashing on a beech are. if you're looking for the screamed lyrics and bass'y beats of their other albums its best to give this a miss but if you are looking for a change or just something very different give it a go you wont be sorry.
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on 20 January 2004
This is the sound of a band falling apart on stage, and making one final almighty racket. It's an exorcism, an unstoppable primal scream. Listening to it is like falling down a cliff face, desperately grasping for something to hold onto, a hook, a beat, amongst the unrelenting noise. But after a while it sweeps you up and becomes almost soothing. Just me? Oh.
Still, it's a frankly astounding insight into just what a nightmare being in a band and touring non-stop can become, but i'd rather listen to this than a thousand singer songwriters whining about being homesick anyday. I just wish i'd been there.
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on 18 May 2012
Was in the pit when this was recorded.
We thought this was a joke, or some sort of payback for Alec getting roughed up at a Astoria2 show earlier in the year!
As other reviewer has stated - an impenetrable wall of noise - just like the spectrum loading tapes.
DO NOT BUY if expecting anything ATR.
If you are one for your experimental noise, this may be one for you... but may be worth seeing if you can get a listen before buying blind.

AS far as I'm concerned, it's a Thumbs down.
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on 26 October 2012
Terrible. nothing else to say. This is the perfect description, save yourself some money and go and listen to a spectrum loading with a radio that is not tuned into any station. It would be good as this. i was at the gig . It was SHOCKINGLY bad.
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on 4 October 2001
initialy this album may sound a bit weird, but after listening to it for a bit u get used to it and realise how good it is, this album is purely 26 minutes if noise and its done so well, i just wish i could have been at the concert
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on 24 March 2001
I'm a big ATR fan and have a great deal of their material, both old and new. I bought this CD without a second thought, but now....... From start to finish, you get dirge. Pure and simple. Anyone who has an old Spectrum computer, simply load up a game with the volume on 10, and the difference is negligible. The track Digital Hardcore on the latest album features a large component of distortion and equipment overload, and the results are both effective and listenable. Similar techniques are attempted live, it seems, but it turns out to be a steaming pile of rancid whatnots...
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