Amplifier

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UK rock band from the Manchester area. Their first album, the heavy-duty Amplifier (2004) contains many sf touches, and closes with a long track, "UFO", in which Alien Spaceships and, strangely, U-boats, descend upon the earth. Better is their EP release The Astronaut Dismantles HAL (2006), whose songs, whilst not making explicit the disc's titular allusion to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), certainly articulate a hard-edged, thrilling and hallucinatory sf not far removed from the later stages of Stanley Kubrick's movie. [AR]

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