Sensor (album)

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Sensor
Sensor album cover.jpg
Studio album by Camouflage
Released 26 May 2003
Recorded 1998–2003
Genre Synthpop
Length 60:08
Label Island 06024 9806878 6
Producer Heiko Maile, Rob Kirwan, Toy, Gerret Freirichs
Camouflage chronology
Spice Crackers
(1995)
Sensor
(2003)
Relocated
(2006)
Singles from Sensor
  1. "Thief"
    Released: 12 July 1999
  2. "Me and You"
    Released: 14 April 2003
  3. "I Can't Feel You"
    Released: 25 August 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Release Magazine 9/10 stars[1]

Sensor is the sixth studio album from German synthpop group Camouflage, released on May 26, 2003 by Island Records. It is the band's first album since 1995's Spice Crackers, and the first to feature Oliver Kreyssig since 1989's Meanwhile.[2] The album charted at #26 in Germany.

Background[edit]

Former band member Oliver Kreyssig had remained in contact with the band following his departure, and through Polydor Music (who had now acquired rights to the band's back catalogue), he began indirectly working with the band on a greatest hits album (Best of Camouflage: We Stroke the Flames) in 1997. He then rejoined the band in 1998, and they began work on their next studio album.

A single, "Thief", was released in July 1999, and it was intended to be the lead single from the new album. However, Virgin indicated that they were not interested in releasing another Camouflage album, resulting in further delays. The band performed a gig in June 2000 in Freiberg, Sweden, their first performance in years.

Recording[edit]

Camouflage recruited three different production teams for the recording of Sensor to produce different results for each recording. Rob Kirwan and the band Toy worked on the album in London, while Gerret Freirichs worked from Hamburg. Heiko Maile also worked on the album from his studio in Stuttgart. The producers each sent completed tracks via the Internet and the band's website.

Following additional delays, Camouflage signed with Polydor in February 2002 and continued work on the album. However, Rob Kirwan and Toy retracted from the project late in 2002, causing more delays to the completion of the album. Nevertheless, following a long period of time, energy, and patience, the album was finally completed in 2003.[3]

Promotion[edit]

Two singles came from the record. The first, "Me and You", was released in April 2003 and reached #53 on the German charts. "I Can't Feel You" was issued in August 2003 and charted at #75 in Germany. The third single "Perfect" was cancelled due to the poor chart performances of the other two singles.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Camouflage, except Track 5, written by Christoph Papendieck, Gerret Frerichs, Kim Sanders, Sven Schumacher.[4]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Me and You" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 4:40
2. "Perfect" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 4:54
3. "Harmful" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 4:28
4. "Here She Comes" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 4:37
5. "I Can't Feel You" Christoph Papendieck, Gerret Frerichs, Kim Sanders, Sven Schumacher 4:07
6. "Lost" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 5:55
7. "I'll Follow Behind" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 4:20
8. "Adrenalin" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 1:08
9. "Blink" (featuring Neele Ternes) Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 5:17
10. "Thief" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 4:36
11. "Together" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 4:45
12. "74 Minutes" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 2:56
13. "You Turn" Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig 11:05
Total length: 60:08

Credits[edit]

Co-producer – Heiko Maile (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 9, 11)
Guitar – Jörn Heilbutt (tracks: 3 to 5), Volker Hinkel (tracks: 6, 10, 12)
Mixed By – Ralf C. Mayer (tracks: 6, 10, 12)
Photography By – Mathias Bothor
Producer – Heiko Maile (tracks: 6, 8, 10, 12, 13)
Producer [Additional], Programmed By [Additional] – Andre Winter (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 9, 11)
Producer, Mixed By – Humate (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 9, 11)
Recorded By – Ronda Ray (tracks: 6, 8, 10, 12, 13)
Written-By – Heiko Maile (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 13), Marcus Meyn (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 13), Oliver Kreyssig (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 13)
℗ & © 2003 Polydor Island Group, a division of Universal Music GmbH.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forsberg, Niklas (June 17, 2003). "Camouflage: Sensor". releasemagazine.net. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Camouflage: Sensor". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  3. ^ [1] CAMOUFLAGE HISTORY Part nine 2002-2005:
  4. ^ "Camouflage -- Sensor". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 

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