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4.5 out of 5

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8 Ratings

Taken In From The Inside

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A SPLIT-SECOND WERE A PART OF A EUROPEAN STING CALLED "NEW BEAT". THE INFECTIOUS GROOVES AND CAMPY YET STYLISH INDUSTRIAL LAYERING AND FUNNY AS HELL LYRICS WERE IN A PLACE ALL THEIR OWN. "...FROM THE INSIDE" WAS THE ESSENTIAL A SPLIT-SECOND RECORD. IT HERALDED THE MOST SINGLES AND HAD THE WHOLE FORMULA. MARC ICXX'S VOICE HAD AN INTENSITY TO IT THAT MOST GROUPS AT THE TIME ONLY WISH THEY COULD ATTAIN. SADLY THEIR LAST LAUGH WAS THE HORRIBLE "MEGABITE" WHICH WAS ALL MARC. IF YOU BUY ONE RECORD THIS SHOULD BE IT.

About A Split-Second

After the Belgian synth pop group Extraballe disbanded, Mark Ickx joined up with Chrismar Chayell to form A Split Second, which debuted in 1986 with the dance single "Flesh." The duo quickly took a detour into more industrial sounds with their next single, "Rigor Mortis"; both those tracks and others were compiled on their eponymous debut American EP, which followed their first Belgian album, 1987's Ballistic Statues, by a year. A Split Second's sound had by now coalesced into a mix of programmed industrial beats, synthesizers, heavily distorted guitars, and alternately melodic and vicious vocals; unsurprisingly, they were signed in America to the Wax Trax! label, which issued From the Inside in 1988. A number of singles and EPs followed on both Wax Trax! and the Belgian Antler-Subway label, some later taken from the 1990 album Kiss of Fury, which found the group switching to Caroline for U.S. distribution. Little new material was heard from A Split Second until 1995, when the duo returned with Vengeance. ~ Steve Huey

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