SubHuman - 2023 Reissue

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Recoil is the musical project of former Depeche Mode member, Alan Wilder, and Mute are reissuing the project’s last three albums - ‘Liquid’, ‘subHuman’ and ‘Unsound Methods’.

Originally a solo venture for Alan’s more experimental work outside of Depeche, Recoil became his primary music project after he announced his departure from the band in 1995.

After a 6-year break from recording, Alan Wilder returned with Recoil’s fifth studio album, ‘subHuman’. This dark electronic album, which sets the listener a challenge to analyse what makes us human and subhuman, is a collaboration with bluesman Joe Richardson, who Wilder came across via a Google search.

Richardson provided guitar, harmonica and eerie vocals, dealing with themes of murder, death and religion. Singer Carla Trevaskis llent her ethereal vocals on ‘Allelujah’.

“A perfect way to reintroduce Recoil back into the consciousness of underground music fans everywhere.” - Treble

“‘subHuman’ is equally hackneyed and entry-level postmodern, but like the collage, it’s skilfully polished and best suited for lovers of dark, incongruous genre blending.” - AllMusic

“‘subHuman’ traffics in the thick, surging, hip-hopinspired beats, sweeping strings, and grandiose arrangements…” - PopMatters


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