Alien Soundtracks

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Alien Soundtracks
Chrome Alien Soundtracks.jpg
Studio album by Chrome
Released 1977
Recorded Alamar Studios in San Francisco, California, United States
Genre Experimental rock[citation needed]
Length 38:12
Label Siren
Producer Damon Edge
Chrome chronology
The Visitation
(1976)The Visitation1976
Alien Soundtracks
(1977)
Half Machine Lip Moves
(1979)Half Machine Lip Moves1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Alien Soundtracks is the second studio album by American experimental rock band Chrome. It was released in 1977 on record label Siren.

Background[edit]

Alien Soundtracks was Chrome's first record to feature Helios Creed, who would remain a longtime member of the band.

Reception[edit]

Head Heritage wrote: "'Alien Soundtracks' is where every aspect of Chrome is at its peak: at every speed and every facet as each barrage of electronic space debris, taped dialogue and collaged subterranean fears all get refracted through Damon Edge’s hypersensitive and distorted mental lenses that project outwards into a crazy quilt of half-caught meaning that, however disjointed the content (which pitches and tosses at every turn), a unity emerges that remains invigorating and consistent at every turn."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chromosome Damage" Creed, Edge 3:50
2. "The Monitors" Creed, Edge 2:23
3. "All Data Lost" Creed, Edge 3:25
4. "SS Cygni" Creed, Edge 3:33
5. "Nova Feedback" Edge, Lambdin, Spain 5:53
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pygmies in Zee Park" Creed, Edge 6:01
2. "Slip It to the Android" Edge, Lambdin, Spain 3:47
3. "Pharoah Chromium" Edge, Lambdin, Spain 3:27
4. "ST37" Creed, Edge, Lambdin, Spain 2:12
5. "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile" Creed, Edge, Lambdin, Spain 3:41

Personnel[edit]

Chrome
Technical
  • Michael Gore – mastering
  • Amy James – sleeve photography

References[edit]

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