05:22:09:12 Off

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05:22:09:12 Off
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 2, 1993
RecordedArt & Strategy Studio
GenreEBM, industrial, hardcore techno
LabelRed Rhino Europe
ProducerDaniel Bressanutti
Patrick Codenys
Front 242 chronology
06:21:03:11 Up Evil
05:22:09:12 Off
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05:22:09:12 Off is an album by industrial/EBM group Front 242. It was released by Sony on 2 November 1993. 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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Melody MakerPositive[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Front 242.

1."Animal" (Cage)3:00
2."Animal" (Gate)3:02
3."Animal" (Guide)2:44
4."Modern Angel"4:12
6."Serial Killers Don't Kill Their Girlfriend"5:58
7."Skin" (Fur Coat)3:59
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.


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


  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)