34.788%...Complete

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34.788%...Complete
Studio album by My Dying Bride
Released October 6, 1998
Recorded Academy Studios, 1998
Genre Avant-garde metal, doom metal
Length 56:42
Label Peaceville Records
Producer 'Mags', assisted by Calvin Robertshaw
My Dying Bride chronology
Like Gods of the Sun
(1996)
34.788%... Complete
(1998)
The Light at the End of the World
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

34.788%...Complete is an album by My Dying Bride. It demonstrated a foray into a more electronic style of music, which was not generally popular with fans and was abandoned on subsequent albums. However, the band has defended the album, with guitarist Andrew Craighan maintaining that the album is full of My Dying Bride riffs which are hidden somewhat in the production.[citation needed] The track "Under Your Wings And Into Your Arms" appears on both the The Voice of the Wretched CD and the Sinamorata DVD, and the opening track, "The Whore, The Cook and The Mother" appeared on their latest live DVD, An Ode to Woe.

The Japanese version of the album featured a bonus track, entitled "Follower". This track was also featured on the 2003 re-release digipak of the album.

The album was dedicated to the memory of Richard Jackson, father of bassist Adrian.

This is the only album by My Dying Bride to feature the drumming of Bill Law. It is also the first not to feature long-time keyboardist and violinist Martin Powell, who would become a full-time member of Cradle of Filth shortly after the album was released.

The spoken word interlude during "The Whore, The Cook and The Mother" is based on the simulant interrogation method from the movie Blade Runner. Questions are asked in Cantonese and reversed, and singer Aaron Stainthorpe's replies can be heard.

The album's title was derived from a dream former guitarist Calvin Robertshaw had where he was told the human race had a limited lifespan on earth, 34.788% of which had already expired.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Published By VILE Music.
  1. "The Whore, the Cook and the Mother" – 12:00
  2. "The Stance of Evander Sinque" – 5:31
  3. "Der Überlebende" – 7:39
  4. "Heroin Chic" – 8:03
  5. "Apocalypse Woman" – 7:38
  6. "Base Level Erotica" – 9:55
  7. "Under Your Wings and into Your Arms" – 5:57
  8. "Follower" – 5:12 (Japanese bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

My Dying Bride[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Appleton & Mags: Keyboards
  • Michelle Richfield: Female Vocal on "Heroin Chic"

Production[edit]

  • Arranged By My Dying Bride
  • Produced & Mixed By Magne "Mags" Furuholmen & Calvin Robertshaw
  • Engineered By Mags, with assistance from James Anderson & Stevie Clow

References[edit]

  1. ^ 34.788%...Complete at AllMusic
  2. ^ Aaron Stainthorpe interview metal-rules.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-27.