1/ 747 (Hawkins) 4.16 2/ Slackjaw (Hawkins) 4.51 3/ Ground Lift (Hawkins) 4.01 4/ Thunderhead (Hawkins) 4.39 5/ Head On (Hawkins,Katz,Epstein) 3.53 6/ Hangtime (Hawkins) 4.58 7/ Cloudcover (Hawkins) 2.42 8/ Cold Start (Hawkins) 5.01 9/ Death Hollow Canyon, Utah (Hawkins) 6.37 10/ Easing Back (Hawkins) 2.45 11/ Broadside (Hawkins) 3.23 12/ Dead Continent Dub (Hawkins) 4.35 Recorded at B.C. Studios and Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York Engineer at B.C. Studios: Martin Bisi Engineer at Greenpoint: Bob Musso and Oz Fritz Assistant enginner at Greenpoint: Imad Mansour Live sound by Mike "Hand of God" Sandler Produced by Bill Laswell Mixed at the Hit Factory by Oz Fritz Executive Producers: John Zorn and Disk Union Associate Producer: Kazunori Sugiyama Mastered by Howie WeinbergAndy Hawkins: guitar; Gabe Katz: bass; Ted Epstein: drums.
1992 - Avant (Japan), AVAN 010 (CD)Note: Bill Laswell does not play on this album.
But essentially, Cyclotron is a continuation of the ideas set forth on their initial, self-titled release and, five years down the road those ideas, once so bracing, were beginning to lose some luster. While still head and shoulders over most thrash influenced "math-rock", it was becoming clear that this particular well was beginning to show signs of dryness and that perhaps the band members would be advised to think of drilling elsewhere. For fans of the first two albums, this is still certainly a necessary record to own and one wonders what else may have been produced by these three immensely talented musicians working as a unit but, at the same time, more records retracing the same, or similar, ground may have been overkill.
Brian Olewnick (courtesy of the All Music Guide, via the Get Music website)