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Black Box Recorder


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Passionoia (2001)

See also:

Wikipedia's entry on Black Box Recorder

Sarah Nixey's site, Luke Haines's site

Comparisons:

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Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

They're not quite "ecto" but they're fabulous nonetheless. Very very dark, moody. (marlantigone@yahoo.com)

Guitar, drum beats, and lovely vocals, mostly whispery and half-spoken. I liked their "Child Psychology" hit single a lot, but otherwise, though I've listened to albums and tried to like them, I just can't get into their music. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

England Made Me

Recordings:


England Made Me

Release info:

1998—Jet Set Records

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended, with reservations

Group members:

Luke Haines, John Moore—various instruments
Sarah Nixey—vocals

Produced by:

Black Box Recorder and Phil Vinall

Comments:

"Child Psychology" really hooked me, but the rest of this didn't, even though I wanted it to. (Neile)

The Facts of Life

Release info:

2000—Nude Records

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended, with reservations

Group members:

Luke Haines, John Moore—various instruments
Sarah Nixey—vocals

Guest artists:

Tim Weller, Chris Wyles—drums

Produced by:

Black Box Recorder and Pete Hoffmann

Comments:

A bit cold and clinical for my tastes, one I can admire rather than like. (adamk@zoom.co.uk)

Passionoia

Release info:

2003—One Little Indian Records

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Luke Haines, John Moore—various instruments Sarah Nixey—vocals

Guest artists:

Tim Weller—drums

Produced by:

Black Box Recorder and Pete Hoffmann

Comments:

One of my top 50 of the decade. (christina_skov@hotmail.com)

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