Friday, June 1, 2012

Into Another - Soul Control

Label: Bootleg
Year: 1997

Here's the unreleased, final Into Another record that circulated around many years ago after the band had gone their separate ways. The story goes, the band was in England working on the follow-up to Seemless, the material was becoming more "electronic" and the band seemed to disagree on how to move forward. So, instead of finishing the record, they decided to do the noble thing and break up the band. Singer Richie Birkenhead wanted to finish the album, so he took the incomplete songs and fleshed them out using drum machines, samples, loops, etc.
I've yet to find someone who thinks this was a good idea, or that the resulting record is worth a shit.
That being said, I have a friend who asked me about this yesterday, and it turns out I had a copy, so I figured that as long as I'm uploading it for him, I might as well upload it for you too. Right?
Maybe you will be that one guy (or girl...but doubtful...girls don't read this blog, and they certainly don't listen to Into Another) who "gets" the concept behind this album. Maybe. Good luck.



The Thing That Should Not Be said...

Ahhhhh, gotta pull you up there mister - my pal Simone bloody LOVES Into Another. She also loves Voivod, yet she is most DEFINITELY a girl.

You're right about one thing though, this is a terrible album.

Anonymous said...

Hey man, I'm a girl and I check this blog religiously.

Anonymous said...

girl #2, or 3.

Gray said...

I love my ladies!

mi-jah said...

Thanks for uploading this!
I love this album, and i think it's hugely underappriciated. It leans heavily on the mid nineties drum n bass scene, which is another of my great loves.
Into Another is actually one of the few bands that was able to integrate this electronic sound correctly. The only other band that acomplished this in my view were Soul Coughing.

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