I've been a very big Puppy fan since I was around 16 or so. The first album I heard was "Too Dark Park" I bought on a recommendation from a friend. The first time I heard it I was seriously unimpressed and filed it away in my collection and kind of forgot about it for six months or so.
Then one day I was trippin' REAL heavy and was quite bored listening to my CDs I'd heard 1,000 times already. I pulled out the obscure Skinny Puppy album to give it another listen and.....................FUUUUUUUUUUUCCKKK!!!!! The shit blew my mind!
There was like a zillion little things going on in the mix that I never noticed before on that first listen. A whole dark world of soundscapes and shredded textures were oozing from my speakers and melting my brain in a total mind****.
Then as broke as I was in my wayward youth, I managed to save my extra money to buy every one of their releases I could find. I even scored one of the original limited edition "Charlie's Family" pressings after I learned of "Download". Anyways, back to the topic:
I recently got an Eventide Eclipse
and while initially running through the algorithms I was amazed at how often I heard familiar sounds used by Key and crew. They HAD to be using an Eventide pretty regularly in the first few Download and PlatEAU releases. This is what my ears are telling me anyhows. I'd be surprised to learn I am wrong here. Can anyone confirm?