|Studio album by|
|Released||8 April 2008|
|Genre||Electronica, trip hop, dubstep, hip hop, breakbeat, IDM|
|Length||US version 65:45|
UK version 50:27
|Label||Metropolis Records MET531|
Planet Mu ZIQ202
|Meat Beat Manifesto chronology|
Autoimmune is an album by Meat Beat Manifesto. Originally announced as a twenty track 2xCD release, Dangers decided to shorten the album to a single disc with different track listings between the US and European releases. Stylistically, it steps up the pace from other recent Meat Beat Manifesto albums, using elements of dub, hip-hop, industrial, breakbeat and more, and this saw the album being billed as a partial return to the early industrial sound of the band in the late 1980s. The album has also been described as Jack Dangers' take on dubstep, though Dangers has stated that Meat Beat Manifesto has always utilized the underlying concepts of that particular genre. This is the first Meat Beat Manifesto album with Danger's vocals since Actual Sounds + Voices in 1998; he appears on the track "Solid Waste". The album cover continues the checker-board/grid theme also seen on earlier Meat Beat Manifesto albums Actual Sounds + Voices, RUOK?, and the Off-Centre EP. Most of the remaining songs that were excised from the original double-disc concept were later released on an EP available only on the Autoimmune tour.
All tracks by Jack Dangers
The UK track listing is shorter and in a different order, and includes two songs not on the US release: "House of Unique Stink" and "(Live) And Direct (Live)". Several songs are also altered in their mix. For example, "Less" includes an extra two minutes of ambient sound on the UK release, whereas "Spanish Vocoder" is missing a minute and a half of ambient sound at the end.
These tracks appeared on an exclusive tour EP after the release of Autoimmune and were originally intended to appear on the planned double-disc release of the album. "Bush of Lies" was first released as a free download on the official MBM website.