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The Anthology - 20 Years of Antiseptic Poetry


Download links and information about The Anthology - 20 Years of Antiseptic Poetry by Bis. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 42 tracks with total duration of 02:32:44 minutes.

Artist: Bis
Release date: 2014
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 42
Duration: 02:32:44
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No. Title Length
1. Eurodisco 4:31
2. Cubis (I Love You) 3:52
3. Theme From Tokyo 4:23
4. Kandy Pop (John Peel Session) 2:47
5. Keep Your Darkness 3:10
6. This Is Fake D.I.Y. 2:15
7. Protection (Alternative Mix) 5:54
8. School Disco (Live) 2:48
9. Public School Boy 0:57
10. Sound of Sleet 5:34
11. Tell It to the Kids 2:34
12. Plasik People 2:15
13. D.J. 4:19
14. Kiss and Tell 3:43
15. Rulers and the States 2:47
16. DNA (featuring Manda Rin) 3:37
17. Photo Shop 3:08
18. Why Are We Waiting? 4:14
19. Social Dancing 5:29
20. Robotic 4:20
21. A Portrait from Space 4:42
22. Beats at the Office 4:15
23. Monstarr 3:11
24. Minimum Wage 3:20
25. Icky-Poo Air Raid (John Peel Session) 3:14
26. Statement of Intent (Remix) 2:45
27. Starbright Boy 3:41
28. Honesty Is Stupid (Demo) 2:52
29. Keroleen 2:11
30. What You're Afraid Of 7:06
31. How Can We Be Strange? 3:29
32. Today of All Days 3:54
33. Action and Drama (Radio Version) 2:29
34. Space Me (featuring Dirty Hospital) 5:52
35. Young Alien Types (Demo) 3:13
36. Secret Vampires 2:38
37. Clockwork Punk 2:44
38. Silver Spoon 4:23
39. Brainclouds 3:42
40. Eurodisco (Les Rythmes Digitales Remix) 5:19
41. Making People Normal 2:38
42. Kill Yr Boyfriend (Live) 2:29



Emerging seemingly out of thin air in the late '90s, Scottish trio bis grabbed the attention of an elite group including John Peel, the Beastie Boys, and legions of fans ravenous for their bizarre mix of electropop beats and punk cheerleader histrionics along with a larger-than-life, often cartoon-rendered image. In their prime, bis's main medium was the bite-sized single. Along with several proper albums, bis managed to release more than a dozen 7"s, 12"s, and EPs of their infectious blend of Huggy Bear-inspired shouts and New Order-esque backdrops of electronics and loud guitars, covers often adorned with scrappily drawn likenesses of the band and a cut-and-paste aesthetic lifted straight from the D.I.Y. fanzines of the era. Their strange path of activity over the years included a breakup around 2003, a quick reorganization/relabeling as Data Panik, solo work from singer Manda Rin, and a reunion around the end of the 2000s, all bringing us to The Anthology: 20 Years of Antiseptic Poetry. This 42-song compilation tackles the nearly impossible job of synopsizing bis's ever-winding path, cherry-picking the best examples of their late-'90s singles, Peel Sessions recordings, unreleased demos, and even songs recorded in 2014 in their newly reactivated state. Energetic, bratty blasts like "This Is Fake D.I.Y.," a rough live take on "Kill Your Boyfriend," and a Peel Session version of "Kandy Pop" showcase the band in a full-on dance-punk mode that predated Le Tigre by a few years. More dance-friendly selections come in the form of older tracks like "Eurodisco," but the freshly recorded "Keep Your Darkness" also owes more to Depeche Mode than Bikini Kill. Plentiful unreleased tracks will keep fanatics happy, and though the entire collection might be a bit exhaustive for a newcomer, it trims away all the excess distractions and quickly gets to the burning, noisy heart of their sound at its best.