Pylon is the fifteenth studio album by English rock band Killing Joke, released on 23 October 2015 by record label Spinefarm and distributed worldwide by Universal Music Group. The album was recorded between the UK and the Czech Republic, and co-produced by the band and Tom Dalgety.
Pylon continues this theme- this is an album of madness, paranoia and personal pain but it is also an album of beauty in the maelstrom as the perfcetly sculptured noise somehow matches the singer’s curiously pure choirboy vocals. Jaz can still deliver the bug eyed sermons with that choirister from hell voice but there are also plenty of moments on this album when his voice shifts into that plaintive mode that sounds like its echoing around some huge cathedral. Far from four lads aginst the world template of most bands, Killing Joke live lots of different lifetimes and lifelines. It’s this extra curricular that helps to create their unique nature. Jaz Coleman spent most of last year conducing the St Petersburg orchestra whilst Youth has become one of the world’s best known producers of pop and indie guitar bands.
Entitled Pylon, the new album features the same stable lineup of Jaz Coleman on vocals, Geordie Walker on guitar, Youth on bass guitar, and Paul Ferguson on drums. Reza Udhin once again handles the keyboards, and from the start, it is clear how much inspiration and genre-splicing creativity exists in the minds of these men. Since their reformation in 2002 after a lengthy hiatus, Killing Joke has been getting better and better with each release. Pylon culminates a trilogy of albums that began in 2010 with Absolute Dissent, and continued with MMXII in 2012.
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.
Killing Joke is the eleventh studio album by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released on 28 July 2003 by Zuma Recordings, making it their first album in seven years, following Democracy (1996). It is also their second self-titled album, following their first in 1980. Recording for the album took place at the Beauchamp Building in London in 2002. It marked the end of a six-year hiatus that began in 1996
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.
Look what we've become – brainwashed Britain.