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Skinny Puppy - hanDover Album

Skinny Puppy - hanDover Album
Industrial, Breakcore, Techno, IDM, Electro, Experimental
  • Performer:
    Skinny Puppy
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  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Industrial, Breakcore, Techno, IDM, Electro, Experimental
  • Release date:
    24 Oct 2011
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  • Size FLAC version
    1500 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    2600 mb
  • Size WMA version
    2726 mb
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  • Record from:
    CD, Album




CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SPV 308282 CDSkinny Puppy hanDover ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Synthetic SymphonySPV 308282 CDUS2011
SPV 308282 CDSkinny Puppy hanDover ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Synthetic SymphonySPV 308282 CDGermany2011
SSY-CD-308282Skinny Puppy hanDover ‎(CDr, Promo)SPV USA, Inc.SSY-CD-308282US2011
SPV 308282 CDSkinny Puppy hanDover ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial)Synthetic Symphony SPV 308282 CDRussia2011


  • Art Direction [Sleeve], Photography [Principle], DesignSteven R Gilmore
  • GuitarSaki Kaskas
  • ManagementJeff Jacquin
  • Other [Hand Models] – Mariette Marinus, SRG
  • ProducerSkinny Puppy
  • Programmed By [Additional], SynthesizerTraz Damji
  • Programmed By, Guitar, BassMark Walk
  • Programmed By, Synthesizer, EffectsKen Hiwatt Marshall
  • Synthesizer, Percussion, Electronics, Guitar, TheremincEvin Key
  • Voice, SynthesizerohGr


Recorded 2008-2011 at Subconscious Studios, Hollywood CA
Mixed and Mastered at Hiwattlabs, Los Angeles CA
Management for Dilettante

Thanks to: Alex Skull, Justin Bennett, Sasha Coon (RIP), Hiwatt, Ashley, Jill H, SRG, Tim Hill, Gary Smith, Panda, Zoeken, Chicken, Gomez, Booty, Otto, Phil W, Mark S, Eric, Danny C, Iggleton, Cyrus, King Russella, Erriok, AkiChan, Felicia G, Maya, Hiro A, Chris Alexander, Breezy, Tokyo D, Coppe, Takuya A, Hideki M, Harvestman, Nayib E, Malleko, Josh H, Paul B, Livewire, Mike B, Makenoise Tony, FOH, Metasonix, Alison Project, Aaron F, Deadmau5, Steve D, Renoise, John D, Dizy P, Jeff, Derrick, Cristinky, Gaz, Sean, Yvette, Coz, IS, David W, TJ, RA, Riott N, Jefr T, Dre, Frank V, LPDs, Werewolf, Braineater, Soriah, and all of our friends we've made on tour. Special thanks to Shawn at Analogue Heaven.

℗ 2011 Synthetic Symphony © 2011 Synthetic Symphony, a division of SPV GmbH. Made in Germany.


Incidental info:
Comes in a standard jewel case with a transparent tray and a 4 page booklet.


  • Barcode (Printed): 693723008288
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code: none
  • Matrix / Runout: 54815603/308282 21
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 05375


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Synthetic Symphony
  • Copyright (c) – Synthetic Symphony
  • Recorded At – Subconscious Studios
  • Mixed At – Hiwattlabs
  • Mastered At – Hiwattlabs
  • Pressed By – Arvato Digital Services – 54815603


Arabella V.
And yet again Skinny Puppy seem to encounter problems with their label. Originally scheduled for release in 2009 Handover's release date was pushed to 2011 because of the (nearly declared?) bankrupcy of SPV.
It's unbelievable how much similarities Handover's creating process shares with the release problems of The Process in 1995. First of all the label problems which obviously inspired the 2010 tour name (InSolventSee Tour) and even the album name (Hannover in Germany where SPV's headquarters are). And by "handing over" this last effort, SP seems to complete the contract with SPV (the next album "Weapon" is released on Metropolis Records). The next similarity is another death surrounding the band, the death of special effects and drum technician Sasha Coon, to whom "Ashas" is dedicated. Finally we have the music similarities between Handover and The Process. If Mythmaker had a ton of ideas frickled together partly in one song, Handover's concept is more laidback and dancy ("Icktums", "Gambatte") with some more guitar driven tracks ("Cullorblind", "Vyrisus") but still leaving some room for more experimental tracks like "Mr. Brownstone". Key and Ogre mentioned in interviews that just like the Brownstone track, the initial concept for this album was much more experimental, even noisy. Part of the original concept and tracks would be later used on oHgr's album "UnDeveloped". All righ all good. Unfortunatelly Handover suffers from one serious problem: the usage of already used samples and recycled sounds. Listen closer and you will recognise that "Wavy" uses the same guitar chord as "Jaher" from Mythmaker, "Vyrisus" uses partly the same drum parts as "Politikil" (also from Mythmaker) and Village starts with the same explosion sample as Download's "Glassblower". If a band starts sampling themselves in this way, it's not a good sign. Well I guess that the label problems resulted in the partly half-baked nature of some songs which also seem to be produced in the last minute to fit a normal album lengh. The biggest example for this rush is "Noisex" which was originally a Bananasloth demo released on it's myspace page. Key only added some vocal samples of Ogre and layered them over the breakcore beats. The decision to release the track as a SP song also revealed Bananasloths identity, which always left the question who the person in the huge Sloth costume on Otto Von Schirach side is.
But regarding this flaws and the label problems, Key and Ogre still delivered a solid album with a strong songwriting, a fantastic usage of retro synths and a deep love for strange experimentation. Lets wait for the the next album which (from what I heard) has a back to the roots Remission style.