Actual Sounds + Voices

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Actual Sounds + Voices
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Studio album by Meat Beat Manifesto
Released 30 June 1998[1]
Recorded 1997–98
Genre Electro-industrial, breakbeat, electronica, IDM, nu-jazz, experimental, ambient
Length 72:58
Label Nothing Records
Producer Meat Beat Manifesto
Meat Beat Manifesto chronology
Subliminal Sandwich
Actual Sounds + Voices
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Almost Cool 7.5/10[3]
Pitchfork Media 8.5/10[4]

Actual Sounds + Voices is the sixth studio album by electronic music group Meat Beat Manifesto, released in 1998. Like its predecessor, Subliminal Sandwich, the album deeply intertwines multiple forms of electronic music with live instruments like the bass clarinet, saxophone, drums, and Fender Rhodes. However, Actual Sounds + Voices is notably more influenced by jazz,[5] coupled with a darker tone and characterized by persistent erratic breakbeats. The single "Prime Audio Soup" is featured in a scene of the hit 1999 feature film The Matrix, as well as its soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everything's Under Control"—0:43
  2. "Prime Audio Soup"—6:17
  3. "Book of Shadows"—5:43
  4. "Oblivion/Humans"—5:52
  5. "Let's Have Fun"—3:30
  6. "The Tweek"—2:25
  7. "Acid Again"—5:47
  8. "Let Go"—4:44
  9. "Where Are You?/Enuff"—5:59
  10. "Hail to the Bopp"—4:40
  11. "3 Floors Above You"—5:00
  12. "Funny Feeling"—6:10
  13. "The Thumb"—10:47
  14. "Wavy Line"—1:17
  15. "Wildlife"—4:05


Additional musicians