hanDover

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hanDover
Studio album by Skinny Puppy
Released 25 October 2011
Recorded 2008-2011 at Subconsious Studios
Genre Electro-industrial, noise, glitch, IDM
Label SPV GmbH
Producer Skinny Puppy
Skinny Puppy chronology
Mythmaker
(2007)
hanDover
(2011)
Weapon
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Stereokiller 4.10/5[1]
Brutal Resonance 9/10[2]
COMA Music Magazine (Negative)[3]
Exclaim (Favorable)[4]
AllMusic 3.5/5[5]
Pop Blerd Grade: A[6]

hanDover is the eleventh studio album by Canadian band Skinny Puppy.

After 2007's Mythmaker and its accompanying tour, the band returned to work on a new album in 2008. This new material was noise music, in the vein of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music[7] and was initially intended to be handed over to their label in time for their 2009 international tour. Trouble arose, however, when their label, SPV GmbH, ran into insolvency problems and the album's fate became uncertain. Rather than cancel all plans, the 2009 tour went on as planned and was named In Solvent See to reflect the events occurring at SPV. Ogre has suggested that this "handing over" of albums and assets inspired the album's title[8]

Still under contract and unable to release the album until SPV's financial issues were sorted, Skinny Puppy continued work on the production of their album. While some material originally intended for the aborted noise album evolved into the songs "Brownstone" and "Noisex", Mark Walk and Ogre took their noise ideas and further developed them for the ohGr album unDeveloped.[9][10]

In early 2011, Sasha Coon, Skinny Puppy's former live crew member and friend died[11] inspiring the song "Ashas" which is dedicated to Sasha's memory.[12]

In May 2011, Skinny Puppy announced that they had finished recording their new album and that they were soliciting it to record labels in hopes of securing a September 2011 release date.,[13] though its release date would eventually be confirmed as October 25 in the United States and an October 28, 2011 release in Europe.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ovirt"   4:51
2. "Cullorblind"   5:48
3. "Wavy"   4:34
4. "Ashas"   3:30
5. "Gambatte"   3:25
6. "Icktums"   5:16
7. "Point"   3:38
8. "Brownstone"   3:28
9. "Vyrisus"   4:07
10. "Village"   4:09
11. "Noisex"   7:14
Total length:
49:47

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[16] 168
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[17] 9
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[18] 3
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[19] 37
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[20] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ :CD Review: Skinny Puppy - HanDover StereoKiller
  2. ^ :CD Review: Skinny Puppy - HanDover Brutal Resonance
  3. ^ :CD Review: Skinny Puppy – hanDover COMA Music Magazine
  4. ^ :CD Review: Skinny Puppy – hanDover Exclaim
  5. ^ :CD Review: Skinny Puppy – hanDover AllMusic
  6. ^ :CD Review: Skinny Puppy – hanDover Pop Blerd
  7. ^ Post by Cevin Key on the Litany Forum Litany.net
  8. ^ Skinny Puppy Say 'hanDover' Isn't Intended to Bolster 'Occupy' Movement Spinner.com
  9. ^ Interview: cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy Talks About hanDover
  10. ^ "Handover Release Date". Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  11. ^ Death of Sasha Coon Litany.net
  12. ^ Interview: cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy Talks About hanDover
  13. ^ "Developing a Root System". Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Handover Release Date". Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  15. ^ Scan of album credits, identifying personnel and their contributions
  16. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  18. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  19. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  20. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.

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