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ACUMEN NATION :: Psycho the Rapist :: 2007

The swan song arrives... dark and menacing. Heavy machines and industrial blood run through the veins of this Novak solo sayonara. Hear the dawn of Czar in closing track "Acumen Trepanation." **BONUS tracks. • CLICK TO EXPAND: track listing + audio preview.

Tracklist:
  1. Fanglorious (4:55)
  2. Hatchet Harry (4:14)
  3. Elective Surgical Strike (4:32)
  4. Sirvix (5:04)
  5. No Imagination (6:15)
  6. Remedial Math (4:35)
  7. Idle Lysergic Corpse (6:42)
  8. Holy Terror (5:24)
  9. 200 Bodies per Minute (5:03)
  10. Penultimatum (7:55)
  11. Acumen Trepanation (10:34)
  12. The Juice of Rotted Fruit** (MP3 bonus track)
  13. Elective Surgical Strike** (MP3 remix)
  14. Bela Lugosi's Dead** (MP3 bonus track)
  15. Hatchet Harry (Lofi Halftime version: E. Novak)
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ACUMEN NATION :: Anticore :: 2005

Two years in the making, full band effort, licensed to Crash Records (unfortunately) as Acumen grabs a hold of the heavy mantle. 15 tracks of spine crushing, expertly produced, political tech-metal. • CLICK TO EXPAND: track listing + audio preview.

Tracklist:

  1. Bliss (3:13)
  2. The Blind Pig (3:11)
  3. Day Care (3:33)
  4. Black Son Hole (4:19)
  5. My Lifes Last Breath (feat. Lucia KMFDM) (4:39)
  6. Tools in the Bloodshed (6:34)
  7. Branch Davidian Style (2:53)
  8. Caustic Perimeter (5:06)
  9. No Arms No Legs 2005 (4:09)
  10. Jesus Loves You (4:11)
  11. P.O.D.O.A. (3:34)
  12. Haliburton Rape Trial (3:46)
  13. Destroyasaurus (5:34)
  14. Polhemic (6:54)
  15. Message from the Grave (4:58)
  16. Bliss** (MP3 demo version)
  17. Destroyasaurus** (MP3 demo version)
  18. My Lifes Last Breath** (MP3 remix version)
Preview "Anticore" on Last.FM

CD: $9.99


ACUMEN NATION :: What the Fuck: 10 Years of Armed Audio Warfare:: 2005 :: $7.99

Everyone deserves a greatest hits record, right? How about all the rarities, remixes and lost versions of said hits? Served up nasty with WTII Records.
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Tracklist:

  1. The Wreck of Us (w/ Eric Powell) (4:23)
  2. Life's Last Breath (Acucrack Remix) (3:07)
  3. The Paralysis is Real (Studio Remix) (4:53)
  4. Recaster (Deadliner Remix) (5:17)
  5. Bastard vs. Monster Zero (Grabmiller Remix w/vocal) (4:39)
  6. Bleed for You (Studio Remix) (4:34)
  7. Fuckyerbrainsout (Acucrack Remix) (5:09)
  8. Revelations per Minute (Lost Mix) (3:42)
  9. Queener (FCR remix w/Lost Vocals) (5:37)
  10. DJentrify (Original Demo Version Remastered) (4:24)
  11. Fuckface (Original Demo Version Remastered) (5:29)
  12. Noarmsnolegs (Original Version Remastered) (4:46)
  13. Gun Lover (Original Version Remastered) (5:48)
  14. Pretty Like a Pornstar (ILC Track, Lost Remix) (5:53)
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ACUMEN NATION :: Lord of the Cynics :: 2003

**REMASTERED. Fully written and recorded in the new Cracknation studios. Experimental and quirky, combines MHH savvy, heavy downtuned guitars and digital glitch. Experience a fuller sound. BONUS TRACKS and remixes.**
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Tracklist:

  1. Ready to Die (4:45)
  2. The Paralysis is Real (4:41)
  3. Never the Bride (3:27)
  4. Metard (8:36)
  5. Bandroid (4:39)
  6. Heavens to Murgatroid (5:34)
  7. Remasculated (7:58)
  8. Cowboy God (4:06)
  9. The Downshined (8:12)
  10. Spill Throat (6:34)
  11. Capsule (4:34)
  12. Semester of Hate** (bonus track)
  13. Mech Assault** (Murgatroid 1)
  14. Bandroid** (mystery remix)
  15. Cowboy God** (1991 demo version)
  16. Capsule** (alt. version)
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ACUMEN NATION :: The 5ifth Column :: 2002

From the ashes... turn those machines back on! A rebirth of sorts as Novak and co. get sample happy once again. The first release ever on Cracknation Records.
**BONUS tracks. • CLICK TO EXPAND: track listing + audio preview.

Tracklist:

  1. Monster Zero (1:55)
  2. Parasite Mine (3:46)
  3. Just a Bastard (4:27)
  4. Liquid Hater (6:36)
  5. C-Cection (5:09)
  6. Margasuck (3:04)
  7. Dirty Fighter (3:20)
  8. Demasculator (5:06)
  9. Recaster (4:12)
  10. Rally and Sustain (2:34)
  11. Knowing This... (4:34)
  12. Wraith of Calixto (5:48)
  13. Tone Deaf (6:06)
  14. Mothra (2:45)
  15. Liquid Hater (Remix) (6:49)
  16. Rally and Sustain** (Industrial Nation remix)
  17. Parasite Mine** (Cyanotic remix)
  18. Parasite Mine** (Deadliner remix)
  19. Recaster ((Deadliner Remix)
  20. Margasuck** (live)
  21. Rally and Sustain** (live)
  22. C-Cection** (live 2001)
Preview "The 5ifth Column" on Last.FM

MP3: $7.99


ACUMEN NATION :: Live Farewell:: 2001

The band says goodbye to Ethan during this epic 15 song farewell set recorded at House of Blues Chicago. • CLICK TO EXPAND: track listing + audio preview.

Tracklist:

  1. Stone Farm (4:08)
  2. Ventilator (3:14)
  3. Demasculator (3:57)
  4. Recaster (6:36)
  5. Margasuck (5:09)
  6. Eville (3:04)
  7. No Arms No Legs (3:20)
  8. Mr. Sandman I Am (3:06)
  9. Queener (4:34)
  10. Crush'd (2:34)
  11. C-Section (4:34)
  12. Join in the Chant (5:48)
  13. Fuckface (4:38)
  14. Ender (3:05)
Preview "Live Farewell 2001" on Last.FM

MP3: $7.99


ACUMEN NATION :: Strike 4 :: 1999

The Acumen boys attempt the rock crossover as the coldwave ship goes down in America. **BONUS TRACKS: Comes with never-before-heard demo versions.
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Tracklist:

  1. Pistol Whip Me (Back into Your Arms) (4:08)
  2. Comfort (3:14)
  3. Bender (3:57)
  4. Razormaid (6:36)
  5. Waiting to Drown (5:09)
  6. Margasuck (3:04)
  7. The Star You Are (3:20)
  8. Tone Deaf (6:06)
  9. Hazmat (1:34)

  10. Bender** (demo version)
  11. The Star You Are** (demo version)
  12. Floater** (demo version)
  13. Razor Maid** (demo version)
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CD: $7.99


ACUMEN NATION :: Unkind + Bleed For You Remix EPs :: 1997/1998

Chock full o goods remix EPs courtesy of Conscience Records. Get both for the price of one! Lots of remixes and alternative versions.
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Bleed For You EP Tracklist:

  1. Unkind (3:38)
  2. Revelations Per Minute (4:55)
  3. Revelations Per Minute (Fun Blast Mix) (6:12)
  4. Unkind (Oscillator Mix) (3:41)
  5. Revelations Per Minute (Revolution Pollution Mix) (5:25)
  6. Unkind (Eyeamgod mix) (5:51)
  7. Whisper to a Scream (Lawsuits Are Fun version 1.2) (4:09)
  8. Queener (Robotkids Acuhack Mix) (5:03)
  9. Queener (Untitled Mix) (2:58)
Bleed For You EP Tracklist:
  1. If You Were (Radio Edit) (3:48)
  2. Bleed For You (Radio Edit) (5:37)
  3. If You Were (Acucrack Remix) (7:17)
  4. Bleed For You (Verbal Mix) (6:15)
  5. Ventilator (Verbal Mix) (5:59)
  6. Cowboy God (4:50)
  7. Gun Lover 1998 (Acucrack remix) (6:01)
  8. If You Weren't So Goddamn Stupid... (4:02)

MP3: $7.99
2XCD: $8.99


ACUMEN NATION :: More Human Heart :: 1997

The beginning of Acumen Nation. Releaesed lovingly on Conscience Records.
**BONUS TRACKS.
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Tracklist:

1 Ventilator
2 If You Were
3 Unkind
4 Cancerine
5 Revelations Per Minute
6 Bleed for You
7 The Funny Thing Is...
8 Fuck Yer Brains Out
9 Ugly on the Inside
10 Punkass
11 Dreamheart / Crush'd

12 Ventilator** (demo)
13 Revelations per minute** (demo)
14 Unkind** (demo)
15 Ugly on the Inside** (demo)
14 Punkass/Learn to Swim** (bonus live version)

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ACUMEN :: Territory = Universe :: 1996

The ill-fated final "Acumen" album on Fifth Colvmn Records. Recorded at original Chicago Trax. Comes with 3 remix tracks via Conscience Records re-release.
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Tracklist:

1 Stone Farm
2 Djentrify (© Mix)
3 Candy Prowled
4 You Deal With This
5 Queener
6 Nothing Changes
7 Mr. Sandman I Am
8 Crazy Stalked Eyes
9 Fuckface
10 Mike (Thyroid mix)
11 Mike
12 Queener (Remix)



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ACUMEN :: Transmissions from Eville:: 1995 (w/ 1994 demo version!)

The one that started it all... Recorded with "Fluffy" Auerbach at the original Chicago Trax. Comes with 3 bonus tracks via Conscience Records re-release AND the demo version of "Transmissions" on Robot Records 1994! • CLICK TO EXPAND: track listing + audio preview.

Official Tracklist:

1. Matador
2. Eville
3. Gun Lover
4. The Worms
5. F.W.M.
6. Father In The Wall
7. Noarmsnolegs
8. Anchorite
9. Chameleon Skin
10. Sutures
11. Finalize Transmission
12. Matador (Remix)
13. Gun Lover (Remix)
14. Ultraviolent (Bonus)

1994 Demo Version Tracklist:

1. Matador
2. Eville
3. Frozen Shallow
4. The Worms
5. Father In The Wall.
6. Noarmsnolegs
7. Sutures
8. Gun Lover

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MP3: $7.99


ACUMEN :: Artifacts II:: 1989 - 1994 :: $7.99

Alone in a room. Brand new Roland W30. 14 seconds of 12bit sampling time. Begin! Recorded in home studios by Novak starting at the age of 19, all Tascam 4-track recordings. Chicago industrial at its finest.
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Tracklist:

  1. Carthage Six (5:21)
  2. Prison Without Walls (4:12)
  3. Chemikaze (4:48)
  4. Melancholy Madness (4:48)
  5. Momentus (5:09)
  6. Wartime (5:22)
  7. Catastrophic Moon (5:03)
  8. A Sudden Fever (4:33)
  9. Punter (5:57)
  10. Planetary Waste (7:12)
  11. The Star You Are** (demo version)
  12. Youthinasia (8:36)
  13. Oh Cynthia (5:37)
Preview "Artifacts: II" on Spotify

MP3: $7.99


ACUMEN :: Artifacts I:: 1990 - 1993 :: $7.99

Let's get technical... these songs are the birth of Acumen. Recorded in home studios by Novak starting at the age of 19, many of these would be performed live and later stripped of parts. Lo fi, Chicago industrial at its finest.
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Tracklist:

  1. Encoding Sequence
  2. Mangle-A
  3. Apartment 213
  4. Cyberkinetic
  5. Octavia
  6. Gaspra
  7. Exorcise the Anger
  8. Stone Farm (demo)
  9. Mr. Sandman I Am
  10. Faintly Tainted Soul
  11. Crippling the Machine
  12. Eating a Mushroom Cloud
  13. Hazmat
Preview "Artifacts: I" on Last.FM

MP3: $7.99
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