"There can be no doubt that Single Gun Theory are one of most original electronica ensembles to emerge on the world music scene in the last twenty years. Their seamless blend of poetic female vocals, hypnotic eastern percussion, and rich orchestral sampling, has been emulated by many groups since -- Enigma, Delerium, Dead Can Dance, just to name a few -- but none have matched SGT's sheer originality or inventivness. SGT's first release, "Excorcise This Wastleland" (1988), paved the way for their later, more musically sophisticated albums, "Like Stars In My Hands" (1992) and "Flow, River Of My Soul" (1995). However, there is a raw, kinetic energy in "Excorcise This Wasteland" which is absolutely infectious! From listening to this album, you can see why David Byrne [ex-Talking Heads] is such a fan of SGT's work. If you are a connoisseur of progressive electronic music, this album is a must-have. Incidently, SGT have just scored their first film, the controversial erotic thriller, "The Monkey's Mask", starring Kelly McGillis. SGT lead vocalist, Jacqui Hunt, has also recorded a song with Delerium ["Euphoria (Firefly)"] and appears on Paul Mac's soon to be released solo album, "3000 Feet High" [out on Silverchair's Eleven Records label]."
This is definitely a waste of time
Satine | UK | 06/10/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"From the moment you tune into the music, you will be greatly let down by charmless lyrics, mediocre rhythms and not a whole lot more. One would have expected more from such a promising group, but they simply do not deliver. There is not much originality, and definitely no creativity in song nor spirit. One to definitely go without."
Don't Miss the point
Robert Demaa | Los Angeles, CA United States | 04/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disc is one of the most influential of albums from my youth. One has to keep in mind that this was released when electronic music was still underground, far from mainstream, and definately not a consideration for radio. I think the initial release was 1986 but I could be a little off. I put this CD in the same category of genius as the early House and Industrial bands that were also emerging from Chicago, Germany and England around this same time. It was a totally new sound, and in my opinion is one of the greatest overlooked CD's of the 80's. This was one of those releases that paved the way for the future of electronic music."
J. B. Erickson | Seattle, Washington | 11/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of course anything by SGT is going to be good, but alas, I just dont think that this is as entrancing as Flow The River Of My Soul. That disk by SGT just makes me move. This one is worth the bucks though, especially if you are tired of second rate remixes by everyone."