Numb

Don Gordon created Numb in 1986 as an art project designed to address issues of social desensitization, releasing their first limited edition cassette, "Blue Light", in 1987. Their debut eponymous CD came out in 1988 (and was reissued by Metropolis in 1997), a terrifying assortment of emotional assaults: confusion, anger, and alienation taking musical forms and ravaging the senses.

"Christmeister", originally released in 1990 (and reissued by Metropolis Records in 1996), took a much more aggressive stance than their debut, with their electronic approach being augmented by aggressive guitars that ripped apart the emotional stability of its listeners.

In 1993, Numb's third CD, "Death on the Installment Plan", was released upon the unsuspecting North American public. This album was described as a "high-intensity blast of near madness", with guitars and synthetics working in a near-perfect collusion.

The following year, Numb's mini-CD "Fixate" was released, including remixes from "Death..." and several live tracks. 1994 also saw the release of "Wasted Sky", a post-apocalyptic vision of technology as religion, of truth as virtual reality. This album became Numb's Metropolis Records debut in 1995, and has remained one of this label's most popular releases.

After "Wasted Sky", Numb added permanent vocalist David Collings to its ranks, and had the opportunity to hone their skills on the road. "Koro" is a documentation of the band's live power, recorded in Japan in 1995. Numb has also appeared on the "Operation Beatbox" CD with their cover of Salt 'n Pepa's "Push It"; on the "Television Terror" compilation with their rendition of the theme song for "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood"; and has composed scores for one play, three short films, and one performance work.

The band released "Blood Meridian" in late 1997: a collection of primal dance fury, pure electronics sans guitar, electronica with attitude; and followed it up the following year with "Language of Silence", a CD guaranteed to fill dance floors with new and old fans, all the while keeping the mediocrity of mainstream techno at bay with its uncompromising harshness and brilliant arrangements.

Numb's dark vision of tomorrow remains crystal clear.

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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
No RemorseLanguage Of Silence
Suspended (Primary Inversion)Suspended
God is DeadNumb
Blood MeridianBlood Meridian
StalkerBlood Meridian
Blind (Numb Remix)Blind
ChristmeisterChristmeister - Bliss
Wasted SkyWasted Sky

Discography
LANGUAGE OF SILENCE · MET 125D· buy Digital
1. Respect 2. Suspended 3. Deviation 4. Illumination Rounds 5. No Remorse 6. Closer 7. Defiler 8. Benthos 9. Immolate 10. Distorted Relations
LANGUAGE OF SILENCE · MET 125· buy CD
1. Respect 2. Suspended 3. Deviation 4. Illumination Rounds 5. No Remorse 6. Closer 7. Defiler 8. Benthos 9. Immolate 10. Distorted Relations
SUSPENDED · MET 111D· buy Digital
1. Suspended (Primary Inversion) 2. Suspended (Distorted Logic) 3. Suspended (ElectroniKaka) 4. Suspended (Fractured) 5. Suspended (Axiom)
NUMB · MET 071D· buy Digital
1. God is Dead 2. Eat Me 3. Lies 4. Guilt 5. The Hanging Key 6. Two Faces 7. The Morality of Altitude 8. Blue Light, Black Candle 9. Carcinoma Angels 10. Cell 11. Endless Descent 12. Fragmentation Ballet
NUMB · MET 071· buy CD
1. God is Dead 2. Eat Me 3. Lies 4. Guilt 5. The Hanging Key 6. Two Faces 7. The Morality of Altitude 8. Blue Light, Black Candle 9. Carcinoma Angels 10. Cell 11. Endless Descent 12. Fragmentation Ballet
BLOOD MERIDIAN · MET 063D· buy Digital
1. Blind 2. Dirt 3. Blood Meridian 4. Stalker 5. Desire 6. Critical Mass 7. No Time 8. Alien Hand 9. Deserted 10. Spasm
BLOOD MERIDIAN · MET 063· buy CD
1. Blind 2. Diet 3. Blood Meridian 4. Stalker 5. Desire 6. Critical Mass 7. No Time 8. Alien Hand 9. Deserted 10. Spasm
BLIND · MET 056D· buy Digital
1. Blind (Numb Remix) 2. Blind (Dive/Monolith Remix) 3. Blind (Phaedra Remix) 4. Auto-Erotic
CHRISTMEISTER - BLISS · MET 019D· buy Digital
1. Dead Inside 2. Cash 3. Bliss (Album Bliss) 4. Balance of Terror 5. Eugene 6. Frantic 7. What 8. Christmeister 9. Flesh 10. Bliss (Endurance) 11. Bliss (In Absentia) 12. Bliss (Fundamentailst) 13. Stiff
WASTED SKY · MET 010D· buy Digital
1. Wasted Sky 2. Blood 3. Driven 4. Keyak 5. Ophelia 6. Ratblast 7. Smile 8. Effigy 9. Seven Types Of Ambiguity
WASTED SKY · MET 010· buy CD
1. Wasted Sky 2. Blood 3. Driven 4. Keyak 5. Ophelia 6. Ratblast 7. Smile 8. Effigy 9. Seven Types of Ambiguity

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