05:22:09:12 Off

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05:22:09:12 Off
Studio album by Front 242
Released November 2, 1993
Recorded Art & Strategy Studio
Genre EBM, industrial
Length 71:19
Label Red Rhino
Producer Daniel Bressanutti
Patrick Codenys
Front 242 chronology
06:21:03:11 Up Evil
(1993)
05:22:09:12 Off
(1993)
Live Code
(1995)

05:22:09:12 Off is an album by Industrial/EBM group Front 242. It was released by Sony on 2 November 1993 (see 1993 in music). The album's title is a simple substitution cipher for the word "evil"; where each letter is represented by its equivalent numerical position in the alphabet.

The album was unusual in that it primarily features a female voice, that of Christine "99" Kowalski, on vocals, with Jean-Luc De Meyer only appearing on a few tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Melody Maker "...a gripping example of what these oft-misunderstood people can get up to when frustrated...." [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Front 242

No. Title Length
1. "Animal" (Cage) 3:00
2. "Animal" (Gate) 3:02
3. "Animal" (Guide) 2:44
4. "Modern Angel"   4:12
5. "Junkdrome"   7:35
6. "Serial Killers Don't Kill Their Girlfriend"   5:58
7. "Skin" (Fur coat) 3:59
8. "GenEcide"   6:53
9. "Crushed"   6:13
10. "offEND"   1:38
11. "Animal" (Zoo) 4:02
12. "Serial Killers Don't Kill Their Boyfriend"   3:09
13. "Happiness" (More angels) 6:38
14. "Crushed" (Obscene) 4:11
15. "Melt" (Again) 5:06
16. "Speed Angels"   2:52

Track 14 & 15 on CD version only.

Personnel[edit]

  • Daniel Bressanutti – Producer, Mixing
  • Patrick Codenys – Producer, Mixing
  • John Dubs – Producer
  • Bob Ludwig – Mastering
  • Eran Westwood – Producer, Mixing
  • Jean-Luc De Meyer – vocals
  • Christine "99 Kowalski" – vocals
  • Daniel Bressanutti – keyboards, programming, live mixing
  • Patrick Codenys – keyboards, programming, samplers
  • Richard Jonckheere, often credited as "Richard 23" – percussion, vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "05:22:09:12 Off - Front 242". Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Melody Maker, 1993-08-28, p. 36 

External links[edit]

05:22:09:12 Off at MusicBrainz (list of releases)