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Construction Time Again

Construction Time Again is the third studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released on 22 August 1983 by Mute Records, it was the band's first album to feature Alan Wilder as a member, who wrote the songs "Two Minute Warning" and "The Landscape Is Changing". The album's title comes from the second line of the first verse of the track "Pipeline", it was recorded at John Foxx's Garden Studios in London, was supported by the Construction Time Again Tour. In January 1983, shortly before the release of the "Get the Balance Right!" single, songwriter Martin Gore attended an Einstürzende Neubauten concert, giving him the idea to experiment with the sounds of industrial music in the context of pop. This album introduced a transition in lyrical content for the group. Construction Time Again would include a bevy of political themes, sparked by the poverty Gore had seen on a then-recent trip he had taken to Thailand. On the album's politically inclined lyrics, Anne Lambert of No 1 wrote: "'s protest songs are serious and observed, but they retain that distinctive ear for a commercial melody".

She concludes: "It's impossible to pick out tracks, as the whole effect is sharp, tight and riveting!" In Smash Hits, Peter Martin notes that the band's attention is now turned "outwards to the world", pointing out the Russian and Oriental influences apparent in the music. He goes on: "The songs are still electronically based, but the brilliantly melodic and bouncy edge is contrasted by a brooding "Tin Drum"-type sparseness." Summing up, Martin calls the album " brave departure."New Musical Express hailed the album, saying that "Everything Counts" "is Mode's best single It sold because it combines edgy and poignant melodies held in thrilling tension. And the same goes for every other track on the album." Reviewer Mat Snow qualified Alan Wilder's composition "Two Minute Warning" as "a haunting melody whose transition from verse to chorus explodes in one of those breathtakingly uplifting moments" and concluded that Depeche Mode "have made a bold and lovely pop record. Simple as that."Commenting on the results of the band's new line-up, AllMusic's Ned Raggett considers Construction Time Again to be "a bit hit and miss... when it does hit, it does so perfectly".

Singling out "Love, In Itself" Raggett observes: "Depeche never sounded quite so thick with its sound before, with synths arranged into a mini-orchestra/horn section and real piano and acoustic guitar spliced in at strategic points." Regarding Alan Wilder's songwriting, Raggett states: "Wilder's... songwriting contributions are fine musically, but lyrically,'preachy' puts it mildly the environment-friendly'The Landscape Is Changing'." All tracks are written except where noted. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Construction Time Again. Daniel Miller – production Depeche Mode – production Andy Fletcher Dave Gahan Martin Gore Alan Wilder Gareth Jonestonmeister Corinne Simcock – engineering assistance on "Two Minute Warning" Brian Griffin – cover photography Ian Wright – illustrations Martyn Atkins – design Album information from the official Depeche Mode website Official remaster info

Ancyloceratidae

Ancyloceratidae is a family of heteromorphic ammonites that lived during the Early Cretaceous. Their shells begin as a loose spiral with whorls not touching which turns into a straight shaft that ends in a J-shape hook or bend at end. Coarse ribbing and spines are common. Ancyloceratidae is the type family of the suborder Ancyloceratina, they are found in Lower Cretaceous, Upper Hauterivian to Lower Albian sediments. Genera include: Acanthoptychoceras Ancyloceras - type genus Antarcticoceras Aspinoceras Epancyloceras Hoheneggericeras Lytocrioceras Megacrioceras Pseudocrioceras Rugacrioceras UhligiaAncyloceratidae are derived from the Crioceratidae, a family of Lower Cretaceous ammonites with loosely wound, open planispiral shells originating from within the suborder Lytoceratina. Arkell, W. J.. W.. Mesozoic Ammonoidea. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, Mollusca 4. Lawrence, Kansas: Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press

Vayalar

Vayalar is a village in Cherthala taluk, Alapuzha district, Kerala state, India. Vayalar is 5 km from Kerala. Vayalar is bounded on the east by the Vayalar kayal, a part of the famous Vembanad backwaters; the Vayalar road connecting Vayalar with Cherthala is its life line. Vayalar is connected to NH 47 by another road. There are one high school in Vayalar; these are government schools. The high school is named after the Malayalam poet Vayalar Ramavarma. Vayalar North Lower Primary School is a government primary school located on the Ettupurackal road. Many people depend in nearby Pattanakkad for education; the main religion in this place is Hinduism followed by Christianity. The Shiva temple in Nagamkulangara is famous. Apart from that there are numerous smaller temples and a few mosques and churches. People of all religions live here in harmony; the major livelihood of people here is coir making and shrimp farming. A large number of people work as unskilled labourers; these people find their employment in the coir industry, the construction industry, the sea food industry and various other businesses in nearby Cherthala and Cochin city.

The major landmark of Vayalar is the "Raktha Sakshi Mandapam". It is a memorial to the hundreds who died fighting against the rule Divan of Travancore Sir C. P. Ramaswami Iyer in 1946; the revolt was orchestrated by the communist party. Kunthrisseril Kumara Panicker, Kunthrisseril C. Velayudan, V. S. Achuthanandan, the ex chief minister of Kerala were few among many lead the revolt and faced the punishments. Many members of the Kunthrisseril family were killed or arrested during and after the Vayalar revolt; the revolters were armed with nothing more than wooden spears and were overpowered by gun wielding police of erstwhile Travancore State. The incident took place on 10th of month of Thulam according to Malayalam calendar. To this day'Thulam pathu' is observed solemnly; this is a panchayat. Vayalar Ramavarma Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma Vayalar Ravi, Former Central Minister & leader of Indian National Congress Party