Suspension of Disbelief (album)

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Suspension of Disbelief
Studio album by AP2
Released June 27, 2000
Genre Industrial, avant-garde,[1] thrash metal,[2] techno[2]
Length 50:32
Label Tooth & Nail Records
Producer Klayton
AP2 chronology
Suspension of Disbelief
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Cross Rhythms 10/10 stars[1]
The Phantom Tollbooth 4/5 stars[3]

Suspension of Disbelief was the lone AP2 release, put out by Tooth & Nail Records in 2000. AP2 was a sequel of sorts to the band Argyle Park, who released their only album Misguided in 1995. Argyle Park had consisted of Buka and Klayton, while AP2 featured primary players Buka and Level, with Klayton producing the record. In the winter of 2000, Tooth & Nail cut AP2 due to the low sales of this album. Since Buka had only wanted AP2 to release albums for Tooth & Nail, AP2 ended as a band after Tooth & Nail dropped them. [1]

Suspension of Disbelief was every bit as experimental as its precursor, including elements of gabber techno, dance-pop, drum and bass, ambient techno, R&B, punk rock, and metal.[4][5] The opening track, "The End", contains vocal samples from two of the old Argyle Park songs, giving the album some sense of closure to that era of the band before diving headlong into the new material.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The End" (Level, Buka) – 4:40
    • samples: "Leave Me Alone" and "A Burden's Folly" by Argyle Park
  2. "Heroin Hate" (Level, Buka) – 5:32
  3. "My Sympathies" (Klayton, Mark Salomon, Buka, Level) – 5:26
    • guest vocals: Mark Salomon, Klayton
  4. "A Thousand Terrible Things" (Level, Buka) – 2:26
  5. "Silhouette of Rage" (Level, Buka) – 3:58
    • guest vocals: Daren "Klank" Diolosa
  6. "A New Wound" (Level) – 5:54
  7. "The Red Shirt Conspiracy" (Level, Buka, Joel Timothy Bell) – 2:36
    • guest vocals: Joel Timothy Bell
  8. "The Pact" (Level, Buka) – 5:05
    • vocals: Sage
  9. "Resurrection of the Ravens" (Klayton, Level) – 4:14
    • guest vocals: Klayton
  10. "Goodbye" (Level) – 4:46
  11. "The Only Man I Know" (Level) – 4:22
    • drums: J.M. Zaletel
  12. "Cold Breath of Sorrow" (Level, Buka) – 1:32

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cummings, Tony (2000-06-01). "AP2 - Suspension Of Disbelief". Cross Rhythms Magazine #57. Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 45. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. 
  3. ^ The Phantom Tollbooth review
  4. ^ "AP2 interview". Automata. Archived from the original on July 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  5. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Ap2". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 March 2012.