Christ Analogue

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Christ Analogue
Origin Seattle, United States
Genres Electronic music
Industrial rock
Years active 1995 – 1998
2003 – 2004
Labels Flagrant Records
Re-Constriction Records
Manifest
Website Official Site
Members Wade Alin
Past members Markus Von Prause, Rey Guajardo, Tracy Moody, Sean Ivy

Christ Analogue is an industrial rock group started in 1995 by frontman and producer Wade Alin. They were known for their confident and remarkable live show.[1]

History[edit]

Christ Analogue was devised in 1995 by programmer/vocalist Wade Alin. The 1996 release of their debut album, The Texture Ov Despise, earned the band instant respect in the electronic/industrial music scene. For an electronic-based act, they approached their live performances with an unusually aggressive, and often destructive punk ethic.[2] This exciting live act helped them develop a strong following in the Seattle, WA, and Vancouver, BC, areas.

In an effort to gain national recognition, the band booked and headlined their own tours of the United States. Christ Analogue did five national tours within two years, including shows with Sheep on Drugs, 16 Volt, Electric Hellfire Club, Stabbing Westward, and two appearances at the CMJ Musicfest.[3]

After signing to MCA/Cargo/Re-Constriction, Christ Analogue self-produced their second album, In Radiant Decay. Critically acclaimed by both the commercial and underground press, In Radiant Decay made an impact both in clubs and on college radio throughout the US.

Despite these successes, Wade Alin's relocation to New York coupled with the collapse of Re-Constriction Records caused the band's dissolution. However, Alin continued to apply the Christ Analogue name to various remixes, and remains a sought-after producer.[4]

Five years after their apparent departure, Christ Analogue reemerged with the album Everyday Is Distortion.

In April 2012 Wade Alin created and had successfully funded a Kickstarter project to re-create In Radiant Decay from a combination of the original recordings and new material.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • The Texture Ov Despise (1995; Manifest)
  • In Radiant Decay (1997; Re-Constriction Records)
  • Everyday is Distortion (2003; Flagrant Records)
  • The Bitcrusher Remixes (2006; Architecture Records)
  • The Texture Ov Despise (remastered) (02 May 2012; BandCamp)
  • In Radiant Decay (remastered) (2012; BandCamp)

Singles, etc.

  • This Shall Not Breathe (1994; Manifest)
  • Optima (1996; Re-Constriction Records)
  • The Bitcrusher Remixes (2004; Architecture Records)

Tracks appear on

  • Operation Beatbox (1996; Re-Constriction Records) -- "Natural Born Killaz"
  • Re-Constriction 10* Year Anniversary (1996; Re-Constriction Records) -- "Optima"
  • Awake The Machines - On The Line Vol. 2 (1997; Out Of Line, Sub/Mission Records) -- "Optima (Organic Radio)"
  • Got Moose? Re-Constriction CD Sampler #2 (1997; Re-Constriction Records) -- "Cold Magnetic Sun"
  • TV Terror: Felching A Dead Horse (1997; Re-Constriction Records) -- "Happy Days"
  • Apocalypse Now Vol. 2 (1998; Sub Terranean) -- "Optima (Digital)"
  • Cyberpunk Fiction (1998; Re-Constriction Records) -- "Let's Stay Together"
  • Songs From The Wasteland (A Tribute To The Mission) (1998; Re-Constriction Records) -- "Garden of Delight"
  • Sounds From The Asylum 1 (1998; Base Asylum) -- "Wear"
  • Komposi002 (2003; Positron! Records) -- "So Brand New"
  • Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music To Cure Cancer (2010; Metropolis Records) -- "The Fight"

Remixes

  • Collide -- Deep (Christ Analogue Remix) (1996)
  • Killing Floor -- Wood (Christ Analogue Remix) (1997)
  • Waiting for God -- 2 Extremes (PolyGod Mix) (2000)
  • Acumen Nation -- Just A Bastard (Fatherless Mix) (2002)
  • VooDou -- Dogfight (Doberman Mix) (2002)
  • Idiot Stare -- Ghost (Bufferfuck Mix) (2003)
  • Sister Machine Gun -- To Hell With You (Christ Analogue Remix) (2003)
  • PTI -- IDentify (Christ Analogue Putrefaction) (2004)
  • Cylab -- Maze (Christ Analogue Remix) (2004)
  • Collide -- Razor Sharp (Dull Mix) (2004)
  • Collide -- Inside (External Mix) (2004)
  • Chemlab -- Scornocopia (Glitchstar Mix) (2006)
  • CEOXiME -- Stop In Your Tracks (Christ Analogue Remix) (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Christ Analogue". allmusic guide. [1]. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  2. ^ Jayne, Veronica (January 1997). "Christ Analogue: Arrogant or Just Convinced?". Starfire Creative. [2]. Retrieved 2008-04-02. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Interview with Christ Analogue - Satyricon, Portland, OR". Sonic Boom. 1997-05-28. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Wade Alin - Production". discogs.com. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Christ Analogue - In Radiant Decay Digital Re-Release". Kickstarter.com. 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 

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