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Killing Joke - Pylon album download
Performer: Killing Joke
Title: Pylon
Country: US
Released: 2015
Rating: 4.6/5
Format: MP3 FLAC AU AIFF MP3 FLAC AHX MPC MOD
FLAC size: 1751 mb | MP3 size: 1754 mb | WMA size: 1742 mb
Genre: Rock

Killing Joke is the debut studio album by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released on 5 October 1980 by record label . It debuted at number 41 on the UK Albums Chart on 26 October 1980 and later peaked at number 39. The album has been called "an underground classic" for fans of "heavy music", and has influenced artists ranging from Nirvana to Marilyn Manson and Metallica.

Killing Joke ‎– Pylon. Label: Spinefarm Records ‎– SPINE751162. A Universal Music Group Company. Made in the EU. Universal International Music . Gerrit Van Der Veenlan 4, 3743, Baarn, Netherlands. Released in a slim double jewel case; includes a 16-page fold-out booklet, no lyrics. Track durations do not appear on the release.

2015's Pylon, the third studio album since the original foursome returned to duty in 2008, shows the veterans are still sounding impressively muscular and acerbic as they close in on their 40th anniversary. Opening with the thunderous bass and drums (and abrasive guitars and electronics) of "Autonomous Zone," Pylon finds Killing Joke still ranting about the sorry state of our culture as they make with a massive sonic assault that would be a dandy soundtrack for the collapse of the civilization of your choice.

Band Name Killing Joke. Released date 23 October 2015. Labels Spinefarm Records. Members owning this album39. DISC 1. 1. Autonomous Zone. 3. New Cold War. 4. Euphoria. Data de lançamento Outubro 2015. Estilo de MúsicaPost-punk. Membros têm este álbum0.

Album · 2015 · 15 Songs. Pylon (Deluxe) Killing Joke. 2015 Killing Joke, under exclusive licence to Spinefarm Records. More By Killing Joke.

This year sees the release of 16th record Pylon, the release date being questionably close to Halloween. Of course, Pylon has no ties whatsoever to Halloween, but the album turns out to be just as menacing and virulent as that particular seasonal holiday. Pylon, for want of a better superlative, is gentler than its predecessors. What do I mean by this" Well, it's in all aspects of the musicianship and songwriting really

By now its a common theme. A 'classic' band begins life at the dawn of modern extremity in the late 70's. Cue their golden era of untouchable material, followed by an inevitable shift into commercial territory

Full of Killing Joke’s breed of futuristic post-punk rebellion, Pylon storms in unwavering in its identity in more ways than one. Like their past two studio albums, the founding members of Killing Joke are all present and pleasantly cohesive here. That isn’t to say that the instrumental work on the album is understated in any way. Drummer Paul Ferguson keeps a steady, motivating beat throughout, while Geordie Walker and Youth Glover chug away on riffs that could inspire a nation to overthrow its government.

Tracklist

Autonomous Zone 6:44
Dawn Of The Hive 6:29
New Cold War 6:51
Euphoria 4:17
New Jerusalem 6:11
War On Freedom 4:40
Big Buzz 5:03
Delete 5:00
I Am The Virus 5:39
Into The Unknown 6:15
Apotheosis 6:25
Plague 5:51
Star Spangled 5:31
Panopticon 8:45
Snakedance (Youth "Rattlesnake Dub" Remix) 7:55

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2547511621 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(CD, Album + CD + Ltd) Spinefarm Records 2547511621 US 2015
SPINE751358 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Spinefarm Records SPINE751358 Europe 2015
SPINE751363 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Mag) Spinefarm Records SPINE751363 Europe 2015
SPINE751161 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(CD, Album) Spinefarm Records SPINE751161 Europe 2015
2547511614 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(CD, Album) Spinefarm Records 2547511614 US 2015
SPINE751161 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(CD, Album) Spinefarm Records SPINE751161 Europe 2015
SPINE751162 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(CD, Album + CD + Ltd, S/Edition) Spinefarm Records SPINE751162 Europe 2015
SPINE751161 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Spinefarm Records SPINE751161 Russia 2015
none Killing Joke Pylon ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Spinefarm Records none UK 2015
SPINE773550 Killing Joke Pylon ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Spinefarm Records SPINE773550 Europe 2016


Comments (30)
Kanal
The comments below led me to purchase this album with trepidation, but happily it is not as bad as I expected. Nevertheless, there is a murky veil of compression and a tendency to buzzing distortion on this vinyl. The pressing itself seems ok, so I surmise that it is the recording and mastering. The music is KJ - in other words, great. Remaster please!
Clodebd
Yes, it is a pity that this fine record is so compressed as it makes the sound rather dull and flat, with quite big bass but very little dynamics. Blanketed is the way I would describe the sound on my double lp black. But this is KJ - what other band around in the 80s could make such an angry, urgent and interesting record today?
Gandree
Update from 2019 — I generally agree with comments here related to vinyl pressing — I just got the blue — in my words I describe the sound as being on the hollow side. It’s like there’s a distance between me and the music like it’s coming from outside my house. Still I’ll stick with it — it’s KJ after all. On a side note my clear vinyl copy of Absolute Dissent is quite good.Addendum: as I’m listening to all the sides I’m enjoying this more and more. maybe my ears have gotten used to the production but I feel more of an immediacy to things as it progresses.
Uaha
my pressing sounded just ok but I ended up selling it because the general production was just overcompressed as usual for a modern KJ album - it's better mastered than say Absolute Dissent but that's not saying much.
Phain
Just got this today. It's not my favourite KJ album, but I have to say that the vinyl sounds great. I only wish it was in a gatefold sleeve, but the prints, blue vinyl, and cool alternate cover more than make up for that.So yeah, if you're buying Pylon on vinyl, I recommend going for this version.
Ubranzac
What a shitty sound... no more word to say but I have to
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Buy this album on digital because although it has some fantastic songs, the mastering on the LP is atrocious.
Naktilar
I felt the pledge release sounded really good on vinyl...the bass is deeper and the vocals are clearest compared to the cd. Not so with Absolute Dissent. Vinyl of AD sounds horrible but I dont care for the production of the whole CD/ record except for a few tracks. But also...everyone s stereo is different. I have a nice old Yamaha receiver that can bypass and hear directly from the phonograph. The release of Hosannas sound good to me on vinyl. MMXXII sounds good but I prefer the CD. I own everything KJ on record and CD. Everything excep 1 early single. And Im very particular but again this is only my opinion.
Rrinel
Does anyone know whether the sound quality of this edition is better than the original vinyl release (which is not at all satisfying)? Besides, a great album.
Gravelblade
Answer comes a little bit late, but maybe it‘ll help others: the soundquality on this release is fine.
Goltizuru
I'm always nervous about buying new Killing Joke releases.......but this is one brilliant album!
Narder
Nope, the sound quality on the vinyl is poor. At least 10 words must be entered. Please enter at least 1 more.
Malahelm
Euphoric Buzzing Bees“Autonomous Zone” has a somewhat shamanic intro but soon enough it starts buzzing at full tilt: “Living outside of the grid is the goal, misery lies at the heart of control… Dancing and playing to be with my kind, smoke, fuck and joke, I’m just passing the time – celebrations, demonstrations, debate, distorted music, my war surrogate.” And sure enough there is abundance of all sorts of distortion on the album. “New Jerusalem” is my favourite song on Pylon: “Zero regulation and there's no debate, more lies, manufactured enemies, divided nations need a common foe. A hornet's nest created by the West, a new world order is the only goal. Look what we've become – brainwashed Britain. Look what we've become – New Jerusalem!” Tunes are maximally syncopated and the music is fuzzy and buzzy as can be.
Dagdage
I hate the idea of saying anything critical of KJ but..the vinyl sound is awful.I thought maybe my phono cartridge was faulty or maybe a sudden case of tinnitus? My 2LP's production sounds shit...way bright. Bass is deep but 'splashy' & what I really can't get my head around is Youth is back with the band ! A top producer in his own right & has produced Pink Floyd etc so why does his own bands album sound so awful ?If I play this album & then play 'Extremities' ( my favourite KJ album ) the difference in sound quality is astonishing. Have they paid more attention to the CD sound & neglected the analogue sound of the vinyl? Sooo disappointed : ( I love KJ & have done for 35 years & I can hear it's a very good album but I'm considering selling the vinyl & buying the CD.
Fani
Having been pretty much been a life long fan of KJ I had pre-ordered the deluxe edition (only to find it for sale at the local HMV for about half the price I paid for about two weeks later!) but left it scealed/unopened for months until I could share it properly with my half brother of about the same age as I, both of us long time fans of the band since the early-mid 80s.Although I had followed KJ in just about every turn they took, my 1/2 brother was not fully versed in the post-"Pandemonium" DBG (drum-bass-guitar) the band had been focusing on proper since the 90s. And yet his first comment when we popped on the album and began to listen to it was "this sounds like Killing Joke", pure and simple. "Autonomouos Zone" gets the roaring and bass-heavy riffs started with some fine simple/minimal synthesizer sequencing and droning effects acting as the canvas. If this is an example of the rest of this record's sound, this may end up being pure post Y2K KJ at its finest. "Dawn Of The Hive" and "New Cold War" may not have what some may call the hit single vibe but for their own stand-alone status, both pack enough punch and anthemic energy for any true KJ fan. "Euphoria" is obviously a hit from the album and for good reason as it seems to encompass pretty much all the long-time elements of KJ's numerous incarnations throughout the ages, complete with a haunting chord/melody progression which stays long after the song has finished disrupting everyone else's FM pop flavor of the moment cheese. The closest to dark electro metal funk award should go to "New Jerusalem" 's surprisingly foot stomping groove which gives into that louder-than-the-rest (thanks 90s grunge for establishing a now unavoidable formulae in commercial music) chrorus proggression which then returns to a quieter groove enhanced by the closest to tribal drumming from "Big" Paul we've heard since the band's return to their original line-up.On the first listen, one would seem to suspect "War On Freedom" to be but a filler track, seemingly too similar in sound and design as "New Cold War" mixed with a bit of that "European Superstate" flavor. And yet, Geordie's little extra riff makes this one just too pleasing to pass up.Quite similarly comes "Big Buzz" which to this listener's ears sounds like a less uplifting take on their "In Excelsis" type of songwriting. This can either be KJ fans' favorite example of purest KJ from "Pylon" or the exact opposite; the often heard anomaly from any given album. Thankfully, "Delete" comes in in true "Loose Canon" and "Walking With Gods" fervor, save for the less-than-uplifting chorus. Again, it is quite uncanny how these gents make everything sound exactly like it is uniquely their own. "Delete" comes complete with some dark brooding synthetic atmosphere synth beacons added here and there for greater effect.Of course by now everyone is fully versed in the "I Am The Virus" which was their first official release off of this album, a piece which feels quite not unlike "Corporate Elect" and yet has an urgency to its madness and organized fury (coining a portion of the actual lyrics) which makes this an obvious stand-out track.Closing off an album was never an easy task. Some of the more memorable moments included (but were not limited to) "Mathematics Of Chaos" (from "Pandemonium), "Rubicon" (from "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns"), and "Struggle" (from "Extremeties, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions"), so "Into The Unknown" has a big role to play at this point. Part melancholic, part angrier and energetic, and part prophetic, it still remains true to the "Pylon" sound, leaving the final seconds to Geordie who proves once again you don't need to out-solo or give into cheap theatrics to put an end to the proceedings.Bonus cuts (from the deluxe edition):"Apotheosis" is the closest to sped-up insanity we've heard so far from "Pylon" and has at once a dark and yet irresistable intensity to its crunchy nature to resist.Unsure of how the song would evolve after its "could go either way" beginning, "Plague" is, much like "Apotheosis" turning out to being a highly enjoyable piece, also a wonder why it did not make the cut for the "official" album track list. It's a tough act to follow but "Star Spangled" showcases more of that KJ energy and ingenuity they've been giving us thus far with the rest of the album. The song is thick/dense and yet feels as though every single sound is made readily and easily available to the intuitive ear.A wonderful commentary on social media and the tablet/cell phone generation is the subject matter for "Panopticon", a slower paced but by no means less intense morcel. Bringing back a certain "This World Hell" vibe with a bit more "soul" (if you will), which elevates this song above what it could have been, even though it does feel like it drags a wee bit towards the latter part. "Snakedance" is presented here as the Youth Rattlesnake Dub" Remix, although the original version is obviously not found on this release. This is an electronic thumper of a number, filled with all the elements followers of Youth's 90s days as remixer/engineer/producer can recall and conjure up. If anything, this is exactly the type of remix of a KJ song which sounds anything like a KJ song at all. In the end, a very strong offering, one which proves once again that the jokers are in top form and dish it out with the best of them and then some, all the while doing it as only they can. It is also the natural continuation and evolution since the band's "original line-up" reformation (after the death of Paul Raven), and quite possibly their best record in a long time. Yet I keep wondering if it will attract new followers or simply re-affirm the rest of us as gatherers.
Yadon
My copy sounds horrible :(((((You can tell that it's a great album, but the sound quality is just.... no words for it.Is this normal for this pressing or somethings wrong with my disc.Is it worth to buy another copy or they all sound like that.Help guys - give your thoughts.
Dominator
I think they screwed up the mastering on this LP. The overall level is too low, with too much bass. The resulting master is incredibly muddy. I have to EQ the bass way down and crank the volume to get a decent sound out of the record.
Arcanefist
I agree, it sounds sub-standard. The first songs sound very muffled, especially the high hats.I also have the electronic version, so I did a cross check -> There is no significant difference between vinyl and files.So I assume there was either a problem in production/mastering or it is meant to sound like that.
Just_paw
imo not quite as outstanding as hosannas or mmxii, but good work at all!
cyrexoff
My copy has the lenticular board apart from the sleeve, is this normal? Or forgotten to glue it on the sleeve..:-)The sleeve has same image
Alsanadar
Thanks, I suspected that already. It's easy to glue it myself, but I keep it as a nice collectors item :-) The sleeve underneath has the same image and all is in good order.
Captain America
The lenticular board should be glued to the sleeve - I'd get in touch with the place you bought it from and ask for a replacement if I were you.
Wal
where to buy?
Flas
Thanks, but is it the lenticular version?
Gold as Heart
I'm pretty sure it's exclusive to pledge music.
Venemarr
Pretty sure it was only available to PledgeMusic backers, not via regular retail. Copies may appear here on Discogs or on eBay in a week or two.
monotronik
Holy s**t, this is the best Killing Joke album in many years. It's brutal, yet melodic, and the grandeur they're capable of is on full display.
Monam
The lenticular sleeve is awesome. The "depth" of the image is quite amazing. A very good release and a nice piece of collection.
Frei
My copy has the lenticular board apart from the sleeve, is this normal?
Ghordana
I was really surprised by just how good the 3D effect is. It looks incredible!