Luddite (EP)

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Luddite
Grotus Luddite.jpg
EP by Grotus
Released 1992 (1992)
Recorded August 1992 (1992-08)
Studio Dancing Dog Studios
(Emeryville, CA)
Genre Industrial rock
Length 15:39
Label Spirit Music
Producer Grotus, Damien Rasmussen
Grotus chronology
Brown
(1991)Brown1991
Luddite
(1992)
Slow Motion Apocalypse
(1993)Slow Motion Apocalypse1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Luddite is an EP by Grotus, released in 1992 by Spirit Music Industries.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

In writing for AllMusic, critic Ned Raggett said "finding its own way around industrial/rock fusions without simply recreating Ministry or Nine Inch Nails, the foursome explores grinding rhythms without an eye to either thrash metal or dancefloors, Lars Fox's roared vocals calling the tune (or lack thereof)." He awarded it three stars, concluding that "Luddite makes for a good slice of Grotus at its pre-major-label peak."[1] Trouser Press noted that the music benefited by possessing a greater variance in composition structure and tighter focus in musicianship, helping to reinforce the band's message.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Lars Fox; all music composed by Grotus.

No.TitleLength
1."Luddite"4:33
2."Marginal"3:16
3."Shelf Life"3:53
4."What in the World"3:57

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Luddite liner notes.[3]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1992 Spirit Music CD SMI014
1993 Alternative Tentacles CD, LP VIRUS 128

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Grotus: Luddite > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Goldman, Marlene; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Grotus". Trouser Press. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Luddite (booklet). Grotus. San Francisco, California: Spirit Music Industries. 1992.

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