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UAIOE (KMFDM album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by KMFDM
Released 1989 (1989)
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre Industrial, dub/reggae
Length 33:29
Label Wax Trax!
Producer KMFDM
KMFDM chronology
Don't Blow Your Top
Singles from UAIOE
  1. "More & Faster"
    Released: 1989

UAIOE is industrial rock group KMFDM's fourth album. It was released in 1989. UAIOE began a KMFDM tradition of using five-letter words as album titles, a tradition that survived until the release of Hau Ruck in 2005.


Vocalist Raymond Watts had left the group midway through the recording of the previous album, Don't Blow Your Top.[1][2] Multi-instrumentalists Sascha Konietzko and En Esch brought drummer Rudolph Naomi on board, who had previously worked with the group in the mid-1980s, along with reggae vocalist Morgan Adjei. UAIOE was recorded in Hamburg, Germany at M.O.B. Studios.


UAIOE was released in 1989 on Cash Beat Records in Germany, on Deutschland Strikeback Records in the United Kingdom, and on Wax Trax! Records in the United States. A remastered reissue of UAIOE was released September 12, 2006, featuring new liner notes and photos of the band.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau B+[5]

UAIOE received somewhat positive reviews. Andy Hinds of AllMusic said the work sounded more complete than previous releases, and called "More & Faster" the band's first classic song.[4] Robert Christgau said the album was "groovier than the noise norm" and said the guest vocalists "add personality".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sascha Konietzko and En Esch, unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Murder"   3:26
2. "UAIOE"   3:57
3. "Loving Can Be an Art (Saturation Mix)" (Konietzko, Esch, Raymond Watts)   4:13
4. "More & Faster 243"   2:55
5. "Rip the System (Duck & Cover Mix)"   3:20
6. "Thrash Up!" Konietzko, Esch 3:17
7. "En Esch" Konietzko, Esch 3:19
8. "Ganja Rock"   5:05
9. "Thumb Thumb" (Konietzko, Watts, Esch)   3:55
10. "More & Faster" (Cash Beat and Deutschland Strikeback releases)   3:30
11. "Rip the System" (Cash Beat and Deutschland Strikeback releases)   3:34
12. "Naff Off" (Cash Beat and Deutschland Strikeback releases)   4:16
13. "Virus" (Deutschland Strikeback release)   5:40
Total length: 50:27



  • F.M. Einheit – production (4)
  • Blank Fontana – engineering
  • Chris Z – layout
  • Justin Gammon – layout
  • Nick Head – mixing (2, 5–8)
  • Adrian Sherwood – mixing (3, 4)
  • Brute! – artwork
  • Fritz Brinckmanniherz – photography
  • Alice Turzynski – photography
  • Rick Fisher – remastering


  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Don't Blow Your Top Review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Raymond Watts Interview". Convulsion Magazine. AK Distribution. 1992. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ MTV News Staff (September 11, 2006). "For The Record". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Hinds, Andy. "Uaioe - Kmfdm". Allmusic. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "CG: kmfdm". Retrieved November 3, 2011. 

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