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  • Audio CD (9 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Mute
  • ASIN: B00006IX2W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,134 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Total All Out Water
  2. Electric Village
  3. Sheez Mine
  4. Invasion Of The Polaroid People
  5. Party Bag
  6. Quantum Leap
  7. Pink Light
  8. Up The Punks
  9. Take Me To Your Leader (Make Me Really Happy)
  10. Lick A Battery (Tongues Across The Terminals)
  11. U Baby
  12. Large Number
  13. All Night Lazy

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loud like natureadd n to x # audio cd (october 29, 2002)# original release date: october 29, 2002# number of discs: 1# label: mute u.s.----listen 1. total all out water 3:52$0.99 buy tracklisten 2. electric village3:35$0.99buy tracklisten 3. sheez mine3:47$0.99buy tracklisten 4. invasion of the polaroid people4:39$0.99buy tracklisten 5. party bag4:56$0.99buy tracklisten 6. quantum leap4:44$0.99buy tracklisten 7. pink light5:42$0.99buy tracklisten 8. up the punks3:48$0.99buy tracklisten 9. take me to your leader (make me really happy)3:35$0.99buy tracklisten10. lick a battery (tongues across the terminals)3:07$0.99buy tracklisten11. u baby1:41$0.99buy tracklisten12. large number3:18$0.99buy tracklisten13. all night lazy4


Describing themselves as "aggressive futurists" who find "harmony in building sites", Add N to(X) have a history of reclaiming seemingly redundant tin-pot electro-equipment and using it to create hard-hitting contemporary soundscapes. Loud Like Nature, their fourth album, is their best effort yet, and sees the three band members forging their own distinct sonic personalities. Barry 7, as befits a DJ, contributes the Teutonic dance of "Quantum Leap", the wild techno of "Lick a Battery" and the spacey lounge music of the "Walk On By"-sampling "Up the Punks". Steve Claydon is more of a rocker. His "Total All Out Water" is a Soft Cell-style glam stomp, "Sheez Mine" is like a raucous Fad Gadget, while "All Night Lazy" is a sleazy rock groove. Ann Shenton, meanwhile, is all over the place, delivering the minimal piano and strings of "Pink Light", the lo-fi Plastic Bertrand-ish pop of "-U Baby" and "Electric Village", a kind of freaky, squeaky "All Right Now". Yet though the individual influences are different, the approach is always the same--every style and genre approached is warped to the max, challenging the listener to find melody amidst the noise, the familiar amidst the downright strange. You'll find the search rewarding, and fun too. --Dominic Wills

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By A Customer on 9 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Add N to X continue to make music that refuses to be categorised or pander to current trends. Driven by a punk ethos, Loud Like Nature sees them up the ante on previous effort, Add Insult to Injury, with further aural assaults lead by analogue sythesisers, live drums and bizarre futurist vocals. The highlights are the deranged 'Invasion of the Polaroid People', which recalls the Negativeland classic 'Christianity is Stupid', with its layers of axe-wielding distortion. The mutant glam rock/dance hybrid 'Party Bag' sounds like Alison Goldfrapp doing a duet with HAL 2000, while 'Up the Punks' is a lilting groove in the vein of early-80s moog specialists. 'Pink Light' is truly strange, quasi-religious (or mathematical?) mutterings swirl around with cheeky keyboard effects to unsettling and authentic effect. Elsewhere there are echoes of the Chemical Brothers, in the block-rocking 'Electric Village' and off-kilter space punk, 'Large Number'. Things tail off into chaos towards the end, and the resounding effect is one of anarchy: sleaze, sci-fi, punk and electronica, somehow made to feel improvised. Sometimes hard to love - but has to be heard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underground of the underground... 4 Dec. 2002
By Takis Tz. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you already knew this band then you knew that with each new release they would get weirder. If you don't know them then here is a great chance for you to set your definition for "underground music" once and for all by listening to "Loud like nature".
I could try to describe what they sound like but that would be like describing what water tastes like. Add N to (x) are a band that have their mixing techniques advanced to a point rarely heard from any other band. Amazingly, even though you'd expect this CD to sound like the mess of a psychotic but talentless group it sounds like anything but that. The whole thing is intriguing at worst and super exciting at its best.
Most tracks are instru(mental) but they are not the instrumental songs that you lay back and enjoy, instead they have a very life of their own, they mostly jump at you and just as you are to comprehend what you just heard the next one is already launched at your cerebrum.
You will hear everything in here from industrial samples to groovy retro synthie passages to Jesus Lizard dirty rock n roll assaults and trademark indie guitars that shift from heavy to eerie to anything.
Oh, then we got the "vocals".. What school of vocals they exactly are remains an unidentifiable mystery, but rest assured that howls, screeching distortions and Dr.Who sounding recitals are well within the order of the day.
Ok, i understand that all this might spook you if you are looking for something more orthodox but let me remind you that what music is suffering from these days is too much orthodoxy. And i guess the biggest compliment i can pay these guys is that they are deliciously unorthodox. Wowza.
1.0 out of 5 stars Kraftwerk gets drunk with Jimmy Page 19 Jun. 2013
By Frequent traveler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What a misery! Leaden thumping for unvarying beats, guitars like an '80s Christian Rock band "getting Heavy!!", lousy vocals. A quirky co-op of music makers with cool old instruments ("Avant Hard") decides, with super production, to become the next Yes (no). Remember the small, nifty surprises all over the first record? This time the only surprise is that those people made this record (and Muse released it!). While it played I looked up serial #s on disc and cover to make certain the seller hadn't mistakenly sent me some collection of B sides by a loser goth-band wannabe whose dads paid for the whole shebang. Oh, and the squiggly background sounds (all that remains of "Avant Hard" creative cheesiness)? Pere Ubu did them better in the 1970s.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars J'ADORE 23 Feb. 2005
By baa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
party bag est ma préférée/is my favorite. take me to your leader and make me really happy aide à faire la révolution/helps to make revolution.
Cé l'album que je préfère de/it is my very favorite album from ADD N TO (X)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything an Add N to X album should be 3 Jan. 2003
By filterite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A mad album as always from this bunch only this time it's a bit more accessible but yet extremely mind-warping. Enjoy
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars yawn. 3 Jun. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is the end of ADD N TO (x).
It pretty much shows us that, w/ the content.
Some of the songs are ok, the album is listenable, but it just really isn't ADD N TO (X). I usually think of ADD N TO (X) as a live rock band. This is all super overdubbed, recorded in 3 different studios. Most of the songs don't even have all the members on it. Most of the songs are done by Steve Claydon. I think I like Ann's tracks the best.
The songs are also very more modern sounding, almost 80's electro sounding....
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