Gig at Pelican Int Social Exchange was great experience. I have performed here for the first time. It is not unusual because this is fairly new club. Anyway Alen Ilijic started the gig first gave us an awesome performance! I really loved it and was very excited to see what he does with the guitar and amp. Truly an avant garde performance full of energy, and the sound which moved everybody who was there. It was really hard for me to take the stage after Alen. But after a few minutes it was great and I loved it. Crowd was small but great. Thank you all! I'd love to come there again. Here are some photos for you to see how it was.

Alen Ilijic Live at Pelican Int Social Exchange

Pelican Int Social Exchange Alen Ilijic

Avant garde noise performance  Alen Ilijic

Pelican Int Social Exchange gig dichotomy engine

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dichotomy engine at Pelican Social Exchange gig

Pelican Int shoegaze noise drone Dichotomy Engine

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Upcoming gig will happen at Pelican International Social Exchange in Novi Sad - 15 october 2014.  This club is fairly new but it will be an awesome place to host a gig like this. It will be great to share the stage with Alen Ilijic. Based on avant-garde intentions, experimental music by Alen Ilijić is created under his own rules negating the need for any compromise. In Ilijić’s performances body motion has a major role as an inclusion in performing arts. Guided by intuition, his performances ended up with a broken piano and injured, bloody hands. See you there!

Dichotomy Engine | post-rock / drone / shoegaze - Novi Sad
Alen Ilijic | avant-garde / experimental / noise - Novi Sad

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Dichotomy Engine played a secret gig at Culture Exchange. This post is written when the gig was done and only those who saw this event on facebook were informed to come. It was really nice, and the people were great. Thank all of you who came intentionally and accidentally. I hope to play Culture Exchange again in the future.

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As you may already know, I am a freak geek when it comes to guitar pedals. This last part is all about pedals, effects and similar stuff. Long ago, when I have started to play guitar I got no idea what the effects pedals and processors really are. But when I gathered my first band I easily noticed that you need a pedal to get some kind of aggressive sound that you couldn't get from the amp. All the amps I had were cheap ones. Also it was good to have one if you go somewhere else to play on someone's amp. After some time I gathered some money to buy my first overdrive pedal by Maxtone. It was doing good job and now I regret selling it. I did this because my current amp had great sound with DIST switch and I needed money for something else. Then after a year I made my first DIY pedal called Obsidian distortion. This pedal is still here, and it melts faces with such aggressive sound. My next effect was Digitech RP150 processor. Back then it was a state of the art budget processor. I still own it and it is awesome even now. I use it now and then but it can get you some really sweet sounds and it is so compact and sturdy. This RP150 served me well for a couple of years and then I decided to save my money for pedals which will be on my future pedalboard. Since then I am buying and selling them keeping ones I like and as you can see majority of them are cheap ones. I love pedals but always tend to check out some cheap ones on the internet so then I can buy and try what kind of sounds make those budget ones. Combinations of the pedals on my handmade pedalboard (click here to see the pedalboard) are always changing so be sure this photo is not definitive order on my pedalboard. It wouldnt be excited if it always stayed the same. Yes the pedalboard is handmade and it cost me about 7euros and it can carry all of pedals that I need for my gigs. I also have a smaller pedalboard, which I found last month. Power for my pedals is handmade by one guy who makes this stuff and he also made my Russian Big Muff clone which is awesome. Power adapter works great and I am really satisfied with it. As you can see I can power 11 pedals with it easily. If you are interested how some of these pedals work just ask me in the comments and I will tell you my experiences. Latest pedal here is Behringer Vintage Distortion and this one really grows on me because it has that dirty old sound and also it has a mod which works great if you are a noise lover like me because this noise changes as you play but still has this "lovely" buzzing white noise or whatever.

My current pedals are:

- SoundKing Volume
- Rocktron Classic Wah
- Behringer Rotary Machine
- Nobels ODR1 Natural overdrive
- DOD Classic Fuzz FX52
- Behringer Overdrive / Distortion OD100
- Maxtone Metal Rocker
- Russian Big Muff Clone
- Behringer Vintage Distortion VD1 - with Noise mod
- Behringer Compression Limiter CL9
- Danelectro Hash Browns Flanger
- Behringer Ultra Chorus UC200 x2
- Behringer Digital Delay DD100
- Behringer Digital Delay DD400
- Digitech JamMan Solo
- Fame Akai Analog Delay AD-10

Other stuff (not pedals):

- Digitech RP100
- Digitech RP150
- Phonic MU 802 mixer

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noise making post-rock drone gear by Dichotomy Engine

Hello to anyone who is reading this third part of my blog about gear I use for Dichotomy Engine music making. This third part will consist of one guitar and one amp. Last guitar in this blog is actually my first "good" guitar. Long ago when I was younger and started to play guitar my first electric guitar was Jolana Galaxis. This Czech made guitar was my first electric and back then I was learning to play electric. It was my for a year or two and after some time I just wanted to have something better. Jolana was great begginers guitar but everything was bad, action, pickups neck... Back then I wanted and Ibanez and somehow I have sold Jolana and got some money from my mom and bought this Ibanez RX40. This Ibanez RX40 (more about it on the link) was and is still great guitar although it is cheap one. Guy sold it because he played it so little and it was made in 1996. Guitar was much better crafted because of the year it was made. I disliked the color but anyway it was unique. After some time I put Dimarzio Steves Special into it which made it real metal guitar. And this Ibanez went through a lot of gigs, with my bands and with Dichotomy Engine. Somehow this one is my signature guitar and everyone remembers this guitar. I love it, because it plays great, its awesome and I will never let it go. Also it was nicknamed "Murder" just because at the time playing arpeggios on it was like murder to my fingers.

My newest amp is Roland Cube 40 as you can see on the link. A long time passed by since I have got my own amp, and the last one was Laney. This Roland is 40 watt solid state amp. It is from the 80s and its now considered a vintage amp. I love this orange color because it looks like an Orange amp but sounds awesome. It has so nice cleans, and also can push all the effects through it and sounds great still. It is very versatile and can be used for jazz, blues, rock and etc... I think this one will stay with me a long time. If I dont fuck it up somehow...

I will save the last part for my pedalboard and effects pedals.... See you till the part 4!

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