Spanners (album)

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Spanners
Blackdog spanners cover.jpg
Studio album by The Black Dog
Released January 16, 1995 (1995-01-16)
Studio Black Dog Towers
Genre IDM
Length 76:10
Label Warp Records
The Black Dog chronology
Temple of Transparent Balls
(1993)Temple of Transparent Balls1993
Spanners
(1995)
Parallel
(1996)Parallel1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]

Spanners is a studio album by British IDM music group The Black Dog, which then consisted of Ken Downie, Ed Handley, and Andy Turner. It was released via Warp Records in 1995.

Despite Spanners' success, tensions started to emerge in the Dog camp. In mid July 1995, it was announced that Ed Handley and Andy Turner would be leaving to start work on their own material.[3]

In 2017, it ranked at number 42 on Pitchfork's "50 Best IDM Albums of All Time" list.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ken Downie, Ed Handley, and Andy Turner.

No. Title Length
1. "Raxmus" 3:03
2. "Bolt 1" 0:27
3. "Barbola Work" 6:42
4. "Bolt 2" 0:27
5. "Psil-Cosyin" 10:32
6. "Chase the Manhattan" 5:42
7. "Bolt 3" 1:36
8. "Tahr" 3:08
9. "Bolt 4" 1:06
10. "Further Harm" 6:18
11. "Nommo" 6:53
12. "Bolt 5" 0:22
13. "Pot Noddle" 7:13
14. "Bolt 6" 0:42
15. "End of Time" 3:44
16. "Utopian Dream" 6:00
17. "Bolt 7" 0:17
18. "Frisbee Skip" 5:25
19. "Chesh" 6:03
Total length: 76:10

Peel Session[edit]

In 1995, prior to the release of the album, The Black Dog recorded a John Peel session, including another version of "Psil-Cosyin".[5] These recordings were released as the five-track Peel Session EP in 1999.[5]

No. Title Length
1. "Shadehead" 5:58
2. "Rise Up" 5:03
3. "Simperton" 5:33
4. "Rue" 6:16
5. "Psycosyin" 8:55
Total length: 31:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Spanners - The Black Dog". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Browne, David (2 June 1995). "Spanners". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.flyglobalmusic.com/fly/archives/europe_features/the_black_dog_b.html
  4. ^ "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time (1/5)". Pitchfork. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Bush, John. "Peel Session - The Black Dog". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 

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