Man…Or Astroman? – EEVIAC

Man...Or Astroman? - EEVIAC: Operational Index and Reference Guide Including Other Modern Computational DevicesThis incongruously titled new collection from Man…Or Astroman? is also an incongruous entry in the band’s surf-rock-on-acid catalogue, but it’s not bad. Imagine, if you will, Dick Dale having a head-on collision with the Art of Noise. That’s kind of what this sounds like. Samples and electronic percussion work their way into the MOAM mix for the first time, and the result is very strange but still listenable. The theme seems to be a retro vision of the future, when everyone expected the world to be run by huge, room-filling 3 out of 4computers with open reels of magnetic tape whirring constantly. Some MOAM purists may be offended by the techno leanings of EEVIAC, but I was amused by them – and relieved that the band has found, even if only for one album, a bizarre way to keep their sound fresh.

Order this CD

  1. Interstellar Hardrive (2:17)
  2. D:contamination (2:20)
  3. U-235 / PU-239 (2:02)
  4. Domain of the Human Race (1:33)
  5. Theme from EEVIAC (2:33)
  6. A Reversal of Polarity (3:32)
  7. Fractionalized Reception of a Scrambled Transmission (1:18)
  8. Engines of Difference (2:42)
  9. Psychology of A.I. (numbers follow answers) (1:33)
  10. Krasnoyask-26 (1:14)
  11. Within the Mainframe, Impaired Vision from Inoperable Cataracts Can
    Become a New Impending Nepotism
  12. As Estrelas Agora Elas Estao Mortas (2:53)
  13. _____ / Myopia (6:26)

Released by: Touch And Go
Release date: 1999
Total running time: 36:53