Locust - Truth Is Born Of Arguments

Locust - Truth Is Born Of Arguments
Illbient, IDM
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    Truth Is Born Of Arguments
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    Illbient, IDM
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1 Truth Is Born Of Arguments 5:32
2 Penetration
Producer [Additional Production] – Justin Fletcher, Sarah PeacockVocals – Sarah Peacock
3 I Feel Cold Inside Because Of The Things You Say 6:05
4 Saturated Love
Vocals – Wendy Roberts
5 When We Coincide
Hurdy Gurdy – Enzo Puzzovio
6 I Believe In A Love I May Never Know 5:23
7 The Optimist 7:17
8 I Become Overwhelmed
Trumpet – Del Crabtree
9 I Am Afraid Of Who I Am 4:17
10 Inside I Am Crying 5:24
11 The Love You Cruelly Gave Me Would Not Last 2:18

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – R & S Records
  • Copyright (c) – R & S Records
  • Pressed By – DADC Austria
  • Published By – Chrysalis Music
  • Recorded At – Sentrum Scene
  • Engineered At – The Enclosure
  • Engineered At – Fon Studios
  • Mastered At – Porky's Mastering


  • Composed By, Producer [Realised By] – Daren Seymour (tracks: 2)
  • Composed By, Producer [Realised By], Performer [All Instruments Played By] – Mark Van Hoen
  • Engineer – Mark Brydon, Mark Van Hoen
  • Management – Menace*
  • Mastered By [Cut] – Denis Blackham, George Peckham
  • Other [Make Up By] – Akemi Ishizuka
  • Other [Model @ Storm, London] – Sarah Pritchard
  • Other [Styling By] – Sophie Padmore
  • Photography By – Richard Weedon
  • Photography By [Assistant] – Chris Lee-Joule
  • Sleeve – The Designers Republic, Sheffield*


Apollo: a division of R & S Records Belgium.
℗ 1995 R & S Records
© 1995 R & S Records
Made in Austria.

All titles composed & realised by Mark Van Hoen, except 'Penetration' which was composed and realised by Mark Van Hoen & Daren Seymour with additional production from Sarah Peacock & Justin Fletcher.
Sarah Peacock courtesy of Warp Records.
Del Crabtree courtesy of Elemental Records.

Engineered by Mark Van Hoen @ The Enclosure & Mark Brydon @ FON.
Track 3 was recorded live @ Sentrum Scene Oslo in December 1994.
Cut @ Porky's by Denis Blackham & George Peckham.

Catalog number appears on the sleeve as AMB5940CD and on the CD as AMB 5940CD.

Issued in a standard jewel case with 4-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 411659 169409 >
  • Barcode (String): 5411659169409
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94G7
  • Matrix / Runout: [DADC Austria logo] AMB5940CD 11 A3
  • Rights Society: SABAM/BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AMB 5940CD, AMB5940CD, RTD 119.3037.2 Locust Truth Is Born Of Arguments ‎(CD, Album) Apollo, Apollo, Rough Trade AMB 5940CD, AMB5940CD, RTD 119.3037.2 Germany 1995
AMB 5940CD, AMB5940CD Locust Truth Is Born Of Arguments ‎(CD, Album) Apollo, Apollo AMB 5940CD, AMB5940CD Austria 1995
SRCS 7806 Locust Truth Is Born Of Arguments ‎(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 7806 Japan 1995
AMB 5940 Locust.* Truth Is Born Of Arguments ‎(2xLP, Album) Apollo AMB 5940 Belgium 1995

With _Truth Is Born of Arguments_, Locust takes one giant step further towards abstraction and suffuses the atmosphere with darkness and aggression rather than ambience. The title track shakes the foundation with a thundering beat, like heavy footsteps in a deep cavern, with little glitches to let you know that the sound is not human. “Penetration” slams into your ears with only Sarah peacock’s vocals to provide an outlet, while the stop-start patterns on “I Feel Cold Inside Because of the Things You Say” carry a fragmented weight. Looped glimpses of vocals reappear on “Saturated Love When We Coincide” amidst thick drums (a suggestion of Van Hoen’s work with Seefeel, perhaps), while “I May Never Know” has deliciously crunchy beats. “The Optimist” is decidedly smoother, even though it too is percussion-based, and “I Become Overwhelmed” has an almost-jazz trumpet coming through it. “The Love You Cruelly Gave Me Would Not Last” ends the album on a simple piano melody. Sad, yes, but beautiful throughout.
Without no doubt, this is THE best Locust album. The sounds and the songwriting are excellent. If you do not own it yet, do yourself a favour by adding this to your collection of electronic music. Love it Love it. The whole album is filled with wonderful ideas and powerful sounds ,witness Mark Van Hoen at his peak. Abslolute classic.
One of the most powerful records have owned. This was the last tough record locust made before going a bit soft. Amazing electronics and well integrated accoustics, worth checking out if your a fan of squarepusher or aphex (a noted champion of this lp). The first 3 trax alone blow 96% of my record collection away. Just bathe in that SOUND!