The Dillinger Escape Plan ‎– Dissociation - 2016 Math Rock Hardcore Prog Metal - Black Vinyl - Sealed 2LP

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The Dillinger Escape Plan ‎– Dissociation
Party Smasher Inc. ‎– PSI005LP, Cooking Vinyl ‎– PSI005LP
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14 Oct 2016
Math Rock, Hardcore, Progressive Metal


A1 Limerent Death
A2 Symptom Of Terminal Illness
A3 Wanting Not So Much To As To
A4 Fugue

B1 Low Feels Blvd
B2 Surrogate
B3 Honeysuckle
B4 Manufacturing Discontent

C1 Apologies Not Included
C2 Nothing To Forget
C3 Dissociation

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Recorded At – Vudu Studios
Recorded At – Party Smasher Studios
Recorded At – Omen Room
Mixed At – Godcity Recording Studio
Mastered At – West West Side Music
Pressed By – MPO
Bass – Liam Wilson (2)
Cello – Jennifer Devore
Drums [Additional] – Zach Hill (tracks: C3)
Drums, Percussion – Billy Rymer
Engineer [Additional] – Frank Mitaritonna, Josh Wilbur, Kevin Antreassian, Michael Watts
Lacquer Cut By – -LvC-*
Lead Guitar – Benjamin Weinman
Lead Vocals – Greg Puciato
Mastered By – Alan Douches
Mixed By – Kurt Ballou
Producer, Engineer – Steve Evetts
Rhythm Guitar – Kevin Antreassian
Trumpet – Andrew Digrius
Viola, Violin – Fung Chern Hwei
Violin – Amanda Lo
Violin, Viola – Earl Maneein
Gatefold cover. Printed inner sleeves with credits and lyrics.

℗ & © 2016 Party Smasher Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited.
Made In The EU

Etching on side D.

( Pitchfork) "

the New Jersey quintet’s transfiguration of progressive metal influences like Meshuggah, Carcass, Human Remains, and Deadguy required a cognitive shift to recognize the detail and structural complexity under all the noise. From that point on, DEP have shown a hunger for pushing boundaries while attempting to stay true to their essence.

Every post-Calculating Dillinger Escape Plan album has contained head-scratching deviations from the original sound, something founding guitarist Ben Weinman and the original lineup once defined so clearly. By their last two albums, Option Paralysis and One of Us Is the Killer, the band had settled into marrying their signature mathcore style with high concentrations of melody and mid-tempo groove. As capably as they had found a middle ground, those albums pointed to a holding pattern. Dissociation, the band’s sixth and final album, touches often on the now-familiar template of pounding, grindcore-level noise flurries that once shook the world. Of course, Dillinger Escape Plan take sharp turns away from that template as well—often in the same song.

Dissociation hits its stride when the band grafts new elements onto its classic sound—something that, for all their chops, hasn’t been easy to pull off in the past. In one four-song stretch, Dillinger Escape Plan stride across a variety of styles as confidently as the one they invented. “Fugue,” the first of those four tracks, tastefully emulates Squarepusher’s hyper-busy brand of synthetic future jazz before opening up into a vista of delicate, gloomy ambiance. “Fugue” makes you wish that Dillinger Escape Plan did a few more Aphex Twin covers or collaborate on a split with Squarepusher. It’s the first of several reminders that they are leaving some untapped potential on the table as they close out their career.

On “Low Feels Blvd,” DEP’s familiar spazz-out crunch morphs into a grand jazz fusion section that you’d otherwise mistake for a Pat Metheny or John McLaughlin record. Not since Candiria’s heyday have extreme metal and jazz sounded like they belong together—a huge achievement for a band that built its reputation on sheer angularity. The song also stands out for how much vocalist Greg Puciato sounds genuinely unhinged. When Puciatio replaced original frontman Dimitri Minakakis in time for 2004’s sophomore full-length Miss Machine, he immediately increased the band’s threshold for melody, but he had to wait until after the Mike Pattoncollaboration EP Irony Is a Dead Scene to show the world his range. Unfairly or not, Puciato will continue to draw comparisons to Patton, especially on songs like “Surrogate,” where Dillinger scrapes close to Mr. Bungle/Faith No More’s bastardizations of Broadway-esque schmaltz.

Nevertheless, “Surrogate” demonstrates how, somewhere along the way, Dillinger learned how to stop stacking changes in its songs just for effect. As “Surrogate” rolls from one style to the next—grindcore, a crashing downtempo section, film noir—the mood shifts convincingly as well. Where Dillinger once tossed styles around as if changing costumes, now they actually get into character. In flashes, the band still comes up with fresh sounds. “Honeysuckle,” for example, adopts a Latin-flavored grind as though Latin music had originated from some extra-terrestrial psychology."

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