blood red progress album review from terapija.net


I Dichotomy Engine je jedan iz one brojne plejade artista što su zadnje dane 2014. godine okončali s novim izdanjem koje se nije uspjelo na vrijeme poslušati i kataloški utrpati u neki fah najboljih ostvarenja, pa je sasvim opravdano taj proces prebačen u 2015. Ovo je njegov službeno treći pravi album od devet dosadašnjih izdanja (2 EP-ija, 2 kolaboracije, 1 split izdanje, 1 demo, 3 albuma) i tek samo teoretski je nastavak sada već poprilično davnog dugosvirajućeg rada "Transcend" iz 2010. Od tada je ovaj oneman bend znatno napredovao i stilski se umnogome izmjenio odbacivši početni progressive, minimalističku elektroniku, dream-pop i monolitne strukture, te se na ovome poduljem albumu od 70-tak minuta zaputio u post-rock/metal s mnogim medikamentima shoegaza, noisea, ambijentalne glazbe i njegovog manje-više specifikuma - razgrađivanja drone figura na eteričan način.

REVIEW - DICHOTOMY ENGINE - BLOOD RED PROGRESS


Gitara kao osnovno sredstvo potkrijepljena je brojnim pedalama s kojima radi zvučna čudesa nalik na elektronske zvukove, harsh synthove, klavijature, fretless basove i sofisticirane tretmane različitih instrumenata, a programirani ritmovi mnoge mogu staviti u zabludu da su u igri živi bubnjevi. Njegova tehnička metoda razvila se u intrigantnu izvrsnost kakvoće. Tretmani svirke gitare su dotjerani do embivalentne avangardno-istraživačke perfekcije s artističkim šmekom protežući brojne stilske inovacije i prenamjene od shoegaza do black metala (poput ekstremne teme "Road to purgatory") s visokim stupnjem autorskog legitimiteta za kojeg se slobodno može reći da je jedinstven na ovim područjima i ne robuje nikakvim utabanim šablonima, a još manje retrogradnim reciklažama. Sukladno s perfekcijom izraza ponuđena je i duboko zakukuljena instrumentalna fabula koja kao i uvijek u njegovom pristupu ima teške, mračne, morbidne, a ovaj puta i mučne psihološke konotacije sa zagonetnim sadržajem u kome se mogu osjetiti grube fikcijske samoironije filmski dočarane kroz individualni masakr prikazujući ranjavanje, vlastitu smrt, propadanje, pa čak i metaforički sprovod na kome nitko ne tuguje, sve do ezoterično-religijskih sfera poput odlaska u čistilište, iskupljenja grijehova, tj. pretvaranja fizičkog oblika života u duhovni, onaj zagrobni.

Ovakva nimalo lagana ili jednostavna tema o kojoj se religija i mnoge metafizičke strukture bakću milenijima prikazana je kroz vrlo jednostavnu konceptualnu priču (obratite pažnju na naslove kompozicija) uivičenu u maksimalni pesimistički dekor gdje autoru nije bila evidentna želja pojašnjavati detalje, akcije, egzibicionizam, osobne frustracije ili artističko špekuliranje s bahatim šepurenjem o moralu, etici, osobnoj krizi, mistifikacijama simbolike ili nekakvim društveno tegobnim angažmanom, a još ponajmanje o empirijskim ili egzaktnim tezama. Tema je sveopća i postojana, duboka civilizacijsko-religijska i utemeljena na načelima duhovnih vrijednosti života s uvijek prisutnim referencama dogmi i ateističkih predrasuda. Pa ako i niste ljubitelj ovakvih duhovno-ezoteričnih tema, ovaj rad ima i sasvim drugačiji efekt, onaj slušni i percepcijski s nekoliko usklađenih shoegaze/post-rock instrumentala ("Slow decay", "Blood red progress", "Without regret", "Reconcillation"), ali i dva znamenita poduhvata u obliku "Dichotomy Engine is dead" i "I wish you noise here" koji u svojim impozantnim dužinama od po 13 minuta transcedentalno uranjaju u bogati i maštoviti svijet kreacija dronea s de-kompozicijskim elementima. Još jedna osobitost albuma je i tema "Melody in the noise" gdje se D.E. poigrao avangardnim pristupom doslovce kako sam naslov kaže, melodijom sakrivenoj u obilju disonantne buke.

Zaboravi li se bar na čas konceptualna poveznica, album ističe sve rafinirane finese zrelog artista i kompozitora, a vrati li se na tematiku, prikaz ovog djela umnogome donosi cjeloviti spektar velikog dostignuća srpskog undergrounda koji po ničemu, osobito u ovome slučaju još nije došao do sahrane, dapače, ovdje je eruptirao u iznimno produhovljen i jezgrovit sadržaj od glave do pete.

Naslovi: 1.Stab in the back, 2.Dichotomy Engine is dead, 3.Slow decay, 4.Blood red progress, 5.I wish you noise here, 6.Without regret, 7.Melody in the noise, 8.Find me underground, 9.Road to purgatory, 10.Reconciliation, 11.Ars moriendi, 12.Butterfly tsunami (bonus track)

ocjena albuma [1-10]: 8

horvi // 22/01/2015

Review taken from - http://www.terapija.net/mjuzik.asp?ID=20850
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This is a free release and you can download and listen to it here - https://dichotomyengine.bandcamp.com/album/blood-red-progress
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Blood Red Progress is out -- Dichotomy Engine

Without any special pre-announcement Dichotomy Engine is releasing "Blood Red Progress" album today! This album is newest solo LP release since "Mass Desolation" EP in 2011 and "Transcend" album in 2010. It has 11 tracks and one bonus track.  This album was made slowly without any deadlines and it release date was unknown just with that reason in mind. I have decided to put it out suddenly and without any previous announcement. Also this album got its story ... well it is better to figure it out yourself. There is a lot of drone, noise, shoegaze, ambient influences which are so obvious it is redundant to mention, so just listen.

Dichotomy Engine - Blood Red Progress [2014]

Tracklist for "Blood Red Progress" album
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01 - Stab in the Back
02 - Dichotomy Engine is Dead
03 - Slow Decay
04 - Blood Red Progress
05 - I Wish You Noise Here
06 - Without Regret
07 - Melody in the Noise
08 - Find Me Underground
09 - Road to Purgatory
10 - Reconciliation
11 - Ars Moriendi
12 - Butterfly Tsunami (bonus track)

As I said, the best way to learn more about it is to check it out. This is a free release and you can download and listen to it here - https://dichotomyengine.bandcamp.com/album/blood-red-progress
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It was really nice gig at Studio 11 in Subotica. Guys from Desya Lovorov Orchestra are great guys and we had a great time before the gig. Thank you all who came and stayed the whole gig. Hope to see you soon again in Subotica. Here are a few photos from last night.



Live drone noise performance gig at Subotica by Dichotomy Engine

Dichotomy Engine live awesome gig at Studio 11

Desya Lovorov Orchestra at Studio 11

Desya Lovorov Orchestra gig at Studio 11 with Dichotomy Engine

Live jam session at the end of Dichotomy Engine and Desya Lovorov Orchestra gig




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desja lovorov orkestra / dichotomy engine subotica studio 11 gig

This is my first time to play in Subotica, and this gig will happen on saturday evening, 20th of december, Beside my performance there will be another great band - Desya Lovorov Orchestra as local support from Subotica. It will be nice to share the stage with them, and hopefully maybe we could make a jam session afterwards. Entrance is free, so come to Studio 11 and see you there on Saturday.


Dichotomy Engine | post-rock / drone / shoegaze - Novi Sad
Desya Lovorov Orchestra | swampy dadabluescore - Subotica

event on fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/400650740088862/
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Post-rock noise drone Dichotomy Engine gig

Last gig at CK13 which I played as a support band to Death Rattle was simply awesome. First of all, I was honestly honored to play before UK Death Rattle and secondly this time I really tried to give my best performance yet. Somehow it all went great! A lot of fans were there, they loved my performance and my newly created projections which followed my playlist. Thank you all who liked my music and who supported my act. After DE finished Death Rattle came on the stage and they blew us all away with their excellent performance and great songs. Band which deserves a lot more attention. They gave us a bit more than hour of gig. Thanks guys! They were very nice people and it was a pleasure to meet them and spend time before the gig and after with them. We all had very enjoyable time. I hope we will share the stage again somewhere in near future. Again it was proven that this kind of music has a fanbase, and no matter how big or small it is, it "pays off" to push forward and play gigs no matter what.

Live at CK13 - death rattle, uk



Awesome gig Dichotomy Engine live drone shoegaze noise performance
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