Hydrology (album)

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Recoil - Hydrology.jpg
EP by Recoil
Released January 25, 1988
Genre Electronica
Length 37:18
Label Mute - STUMM 51
Producer Alan Wilder
Recoil chronology
Alternative Cover
Hydrology Plus 1 + 2 CD album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Hydrology is the second EP by Recoil, released January 25, 1988.

Hydrology was Alan Wilder's second Recoil release. The CD and cassette version included the first release, 1+2.

Wilder was unable to promote his new album because of the onset of (his band) Depeche Mode's Music for the Masses Tour. Wilder described the project at this stage as "an antidote to Depeche Mode in some ways; a way to alleviate the frustrations of always working within a pop format."[2]


The CD of Hydrology Plus 1+2 was re-released in 2007, again on Mute Records. The track listing and artwork remain the same.

Track listing[edit]

All music written by Alan Wilder.

  1. "Grain" – 7:44
  2. "Stone" – 14:32
  3. "The Sermon" – 15:03

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Alan Wilder - Production, Instruments
  • T + CP Associates - Sleeve photography and design


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ From Recoil's official website: Shunt