Avant Hard

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Avant Hard
Studio album by Add N To (X)
Released April 20, 1999
Recorded Unit 20, The Instrument, Eastcote
Genre Experimental, electroclash, noise rock
Length 56:25
Label Mute Records
Producer Barry 7, Dean Honer, Add N To (X)
Add N To (X) chronology
On the Wires of Our Nerves
(1998)
Avant Hard
(1999)
Add Insult to Injury
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (dud)[3]

Avant Hard is the third album by UK group Add N To (X). It was released in 1999 on Mute Records. The track "Metal Fingers In My Body" was used in an advertisement for a digital television service in the UK, played as the background music for skateboarder Danny Way for a montage of tricks. "Barry 7's Contraption" was used as the background music for a mobile phone company advert, and was used regularly as backing music on the TV series Banzai.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Barry 7's Contraption" – 4:09
  2. "Robot New York" – 4:11
  3. "Skills" – 3:51
  4. "Steve's Going to Teach Himself Who's Boss" – 3:05
  5. "Fyuz" – 4:32
  6. "Buckminster Fuller" – 3:36
  7. "Revenge of the Black Regent" – 6:12
  8. "Metal Fingers in My Body" – 5:13
  9. "Ann's Eveready Equestrian" – 4:07
  10. "Oh Yeah, Oh No" – 7:00
  11. "Machine is Bored With Love" – 3:54 based on samples from "Fugue In D Minor" from Egg's self-titled debut
Includes a hidden track – 5:55, after 0:33 of silence

Personnel[edit]

  • Producers and arrangers – Barry 7, Dean Honer, Add N To (X)
  • Engineers – Roger Johnson, Ebby Acquah, Steve D'Agostino
  • Additional musicians – Rob Allum, Alison Goldfrapp
  • Artwork – Add N To (X)
  • Band photos – Joe Dilworth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. Avant Hard at AllMusic
  2. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Avant Hard". NME. 13 May 1999. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review