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This review is from: The Fury (Audio CD)
This album is somewhat of a landmark of sorts for Gary. I believe it's the first of his albums to contain completely sequenced drum samples rather than a live drummer, the first to use audio samples from movies (Bladerunner, etc.) and the first to be heavily influenced by funk/rock artists such as Prince. The drums have a distinctive industrial clatter that I'm sure was very influential as was the deep layered synth bass that I think Gary must have stolen from Eno's "Sky Saw". You could probably sum this album up as "industro-funk" as it is a slightly sharper turn in the ever winding evolutionary road of Gary's music. More clinically precise and mechanical than "Warriors" and less cinematically grandiose than "Berserker", "The Fury" is a pivotal and enjoyable recording. "This Disease", "Tricks" and "I Still Remember" are among his best compositions.