a poke in the ear with a sharp stick

various artists

rarefaction

1996 CD

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reviews

“These guys sound dangerous.”— Keyboard Magazine


“Awarded 4 out of 5 Stars.”— Sound on Sound

sound library

After many years, Poke in the Ear is finally released in audio CD format. This first offering is a compilation from the original Pokes Volumes I and II. You will find tons of huge Metallic Percussion, crushing Machine loops, dark and disturbing Ambient Textures, long and evolving Complex Hits, unearthly Vocal Wails, rhythmic Noise Loops and Alien FX. There is over an hour of all the favorites in Hyper-Stereo, newly enhanced through cutting edge EQ and compression technology.