Достаточно долгое время не мог выслушать целиком ни одного нового альбома. Пресыщение и внутренний минор, не позволяли наслаждаться, тем огромным количеством аудио записей, что ежедневно появляются в сети. Так бы, наверное, и «сидел в скорлупе», одуревая от любимой электроники. Но, пришло нам в редакцию «письмо счастья» из Сербии, с предложением отслушать новое творение музыкантов (в марте в MARI была заметка про Spleen “Hollow”). Скажу честно, взыграл так называемый человеческий фактор. Не являясь знатоком и ценителем нойза и дарк эмбиента, не преследуя каких – либо тщеславных или меркантильных намерений, иду на то, чтобы эта сплит-пластика была помещена в наш журнал. Потому как интересен сам концепт альбома. Два сербских музыканта Spleen и Dichotomy Engine задались насущным для многих вопросом, что чувствует человек с психопатическими проблемами. Общаясь с пациентами специализированных заведений, исполнители сумели прочувствовать их боль, отчуждение, страхи, галлюцинации. Пропустили через своё видение мира и сочинили полновесную 12частевую пьесу. «На грани безумия» — достаточно широко исследуемый вопрос. Благо, что эта пластинка выполнена в щадящем режиме, что немало важно присутствует мелодика и гармония. Хотя, местами мрачно и безрадостно. То есть реалистично. Есть шутка, что «шизофрения — самая модная болезнь 21го столетия», так вот в “F”без иронии и ухмылок, всё серьезно. Убедиться, ознакомиться и скачать можно на страничке музыканта

Музыку вам в уши и всехблах! И КОНЕЧНО Здоровья!))

link to article: http://themari.ru/?p=1328&preview=true

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For a long time he could not hear the whole no new album. Satiety and internal Minor, was not allowed to enjoy the enormous amount of audio recordings that appear daily in the network. So , probably, and " sat in the shell ," odurevaya from your favorite electronics. However , it is our office , " chain letter " from Serbia, with the suggestion of musicians will listen to the new creation ( in March MARI was a note about the Spleen "Hollow"). Frankly, leaped so-called human factor . Not being a connoisseur of noise and dark ambient , without pursuing any - either vain or mercantile intentions go at making this split- plastic has been placed in our magazine . Because the concept of the album itself is interesting . Two Serbian musician and Spleen Dichotomy Engine wondered vital to many of the questions that people feel with psychopathic issues. Communicating with patients of specialized institutions, artists were able to feel their pain , alienation , anxiety , hallucinations . Passed through his vision of the world and composed a full and 12chastevuyu play. " On the brink of madness" - is widely researched issue . Fortunately, this record is made in the power saving mode , it is important that there is a lot of melody and harmony . Although , sometimes dark and bleak . That is realistic. There is a joke that "schizophrenia - the most fashionable disease of the 21st century ", and so in a "F" without irony and smirks , all seriously. Make sure to read and you can download it on the page of the musician

Music in your ears and vsehblah ! And certainly cool !))

link to article: http://themari.ru/?p=1328&preview=true

give this album a try and listen or download it from bandcamp page - https://dichotomyengine.bandcamp.com/album/spleen-and-dichotomy-engine-f
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Last time I have told you a story about my use of guitar effects through the years. This time story continues just because I have worked on my pedalboard since then and as you can see in the photo above there are some new stuff. Because of many pedals I wanted to pack them in nice suitcase which will make everything easier. So I've found cheap and sturdy plastic suitcase which was used for some kind of electric drill and I have adapted it to be a nice pedalboard. It was not an easy job but nevertheless it came out great. This suitcase now can pack easily ten BOSS sized pedals and one volume or wah wah pedal without any problems. I am very pleased and happy with this homemade pedalboard. There are few things to do, such as make unused side of pedalboard detachable and the other is to find new lock because one is missing (but anyway one lock is keeping it closed too).

Also if you read first post about this pedalboard (http://dichotomyengine.blogspot.com/2013/07/story-about-use-of-guitar-effects.html) you can see that there are also some changes in pedal order, some pedals are missing and there is a new one there also.
I have found nice little pedal by Danelectro called Hash Browns flanger. For the money you cant find this kind of flanger anywhere and it sounds awesome. Also I have changed the order for DOD Classic Fuzz and Digitech Hot Rod, because in a process of making this pedalboard it sounded better this way.
Also this Behringer CL9 Compressor Limiter somehow has a sound that is a bit better than DC9 which was there last time.
So this is my pedalboard for now and I love it, we will see how long it will stay this way. I am sure that this suitcase is enough for my needs, the only question is which pedals will be on it and in which combination.

As you can see, there are no expensive boutique pedals nor any Boss pedals and similar stuff there. All the pedals are cheap mainly Behringer which are damn good copies of Boss and similar pedals and have same sound the only difference is plastic casing. Also you can find Maxtone, Digitech, DOD, Danelectro and Daphon pedals. This pedal chain makes me happy for now, and who knows maybe I'll make another but expensive pedalboard in the future. Will this make significant change in the sound? Time will tell.




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Dichotomy Engine participated in a compilation called After Dark Volume II with song F20.2  from latest split album F (collaboration with Spleen). Its been a long time since Dichotomy Engine took part in any compilation. This compilation is released by Montfort Records from Austria. It is a multi-genre mix from different artists around the world. Genre is not so important here, but the dark feeling of the music. Thanks to Felix from Montfort Records and you can check out website here: http://www.montfortr.com/

After Dark Volume II

1. Intro by Coma. 01:56
2. Saintone & Nikolai Error - Dark Future 06:02
3. Robert Radamant - The Wish 07:50
4. The Grunt - Dark Days Of Blue Planet 06:02
5. Alavux - Synthesis 08:03
6. P/T/S/D - Seraphin 04:16
7. Hamm 'n' Eggs & Strange Meat - As It Goes 05:04
8. P/T/S/D - Sarcasm 03:40
9. The Grunt feat YomaBlack - Obsesson 03:13
10. NuGenesis - Deep Excursion 06:44
11. Cod-E & KinKy - Black Roses 05:01
12. Hybrid - Pushing Slowly 06:26
13. Flavio Virzi - Scorcio 01:15
14. Dichotomy Engine - F20.2 05:05
15. Jaguar Mín - Crimpun 01:20
16. Nobodisoundz - roOOm 1220 falls down 04:03

Free download this awesome compilation here: http://montfortrecords.bandcamp.com/album/after-dark-volume-ii
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Rijetko je se kada iz lijepih stvari izrodilo neko znamenito djelo. U njima, naime, uživamo bez da smo svjesnih njihovog pravog značenja. I tek nakon što one prestanu ili tragično skončaju, bol za njihovim gubitkom pronalazi svoj put u riječi i glazbu. Tako su depresivnost, psihoza i emotivno mrtvilo glavne osnove na kojima počiva ovaj kolaborativno-konceptualni album, na kome su udružili svoje pesimistične snage dva srpska underground glazbenika. Teško probavljivi su zvučni pejzaži koje rasprostiru oni u ovih dvanaest komada i samo pod teškom mukom im se može diviti, izuzev onim "nesretnicima" koji su na sličnim valnim duljinama poput njihovih autora. Jedan od njih je Spleen, koji ujedno i stoji iza cijelog koncepta albuma, a sfera njegova interesa je ona mračna, izgubljena i otuđena strana ljudskog uma i duše. To je već dokazao i opsežno elaborirao u svojim prethodnim albumima jednom vrstom ambijentalno-eksperimentalnog, crnom atmosferom prožetog zvučnog kolaža i koji se uglavnom doima jednolično i monotono. S druge pak strane Dichotomy Engine, projekt Dražena Đorđevića, napravio je već u prethodnom EP-u iz 2011. pozitivan zaokret ka više distorziranom i puno izražajnijim drone/shoegaze stilu, koji je, kako se može ovdje čuti, sve više na tragu američkog Horsebacka. Budući da su većina ovih brojeva samostalni radovi navedenih glazbenika i samo dvije pjesme potpisuju zajedno, album kao cjelina je po kvaliteti neujednačen. I tu imamo nekoliko, osim za hardcore dark ambient/atmsopheric fetišiste, malo zanimljivih ambijentalnih izlaganja, čije poduže minutaže im nisu donijele ništa boljeg ("F 11.7"). Dok na drugoj strani zatječemo nekoliko zaista inspirativnih i svježih glazbenih rješenja vješto kombinirajući ambijentalne-industrial zvučne elemente s gitarskom drone-distorzijom te ritmičnim perkusijama, koje mjestimično podsjećaju na 80's synth pop/darkwave ("F 22.0"). Izuzev početne pjesme s također vrlo mračnom poezijom izrecitirana sablasnim šaptom, album je instrumentalnog karaktera. Ali i bez tekstova i uz pomoć sporadičnih vokalnih i drugih zvučnih samplova, slušatelju biva jasna njegova zastrašujuće depresivna i psihotična orijentacija. S čime je i svrha albuma ujedno ispunjena - 'trenutak stvoren za ništavilo' ("F 41.2").

ocjena albuma [1-10]: 7

terapija.net / z. marković // 28/10/2013

link to article: http://terapija.net/mjuzik.asp?ID=17764

give this album a try and listen or download it from bandcamp page - https://dichotomyengine.bandcamp.com/album/spleen-and-dichotomy-engine-f
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Spleen and Dichotomy Engine split album "F" is OUT on DVDr!
This is special DVDr release with limited 20 copies which includes split album F and BONUS TRACKS and BONUS VIDEOS from Spleen and Dichotomy Engine.

You can order it over email: dichotomyengine [at] gmail [dot] com
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I am very excited to announce that split album called "F" with Spleen is OUT today!
Well its been a long time since Dichotomy Engine released any kind of new music so its fucking great to be back. It was great experience to work with Spleen, to follow the path and the story with similar ideas. This album features some individual songs and two collaboration songs. Also there is a story behind all the songs, it is a conceptual album which is giving listener an insight to a life and experience of a psychotic man. It can be an experience of a one man or a several different people but in the end it finishes with pain.
Musically wise, this album contains mainly ambient and noise elements, here and there you can find drone and shoegaze parts. Spleen did a great job with his performance here, making songs with many textures within ambient background. This whole concept for album came from his interesting idea, and the artwork booklet is his work.

For me personally this album is important because DE two year break without any release is finally done and Dichotomy Engine is back with a friendly split album. And to work with a close minded musician is encouraging and awesome chance to be back on this experimental and noisy tracks.

ALL in ALL give this album a try and listen or download it from bandcamp page - https://dichotomyengine.bandcamp.com/album/spleen-and-dichotomy-engine-f

For now album is self released over the bandcamp, but there will also be a DVD release and I am sure that it will be released within some other labels we are negotiating with.
If you want to say your opinion about this, please leave a comment below I would really appreciate it.

You can also check out Spleen's official facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/spleenerebus
and bandcamp page: spleenerebus.bandcamp.com

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It's October and this Engine is finally working as it should be. After a long time, new songs are getting ready which will become new Dichotomy Engine album. Dichotomy Engine never had actual fan base or audience to be the reason of constant album making, and maybe its a good thing because I only approve making music when I feel the right time for it. And the right time came.
All the work started lightly in September, I changed my approach to recording just because I have new and a bit better devices for it. Also I have learnt some new tricks which are tremendously affecting overall sound of songs. Album will be mix of everything that represented Dichotomy Engine through these years. Ambient, drone, shoegaze, electro, noise, metal and a bit of new post rock sound. Name of the album is already here and it is called - "Blood Red Progress" and I hope it will be the best album so far. Release date is not yet known but I am sure it will come out before New year.

Also I have met a guy who makes awesome ambient music with his project Spleen. I was amazed with quality of his ambient stuff and we met and talked about a split release. This was a no brainer that we should do it, so you can expect this split album out soon. It is awesome, I needed this kind of boost because it was a while since I made this kind of ambient which reminds me of my early work with Dichotomy Engine. Album will be called "F" and why is this name you will know when it's out. Until then check out Spleen's latest album "Bol bez odjeka" HERE.


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I can't really remember when was the last time I've put out new song. Yes it was long ago. So finally after all this time you can hear something new in all aspects. This new song is called "Butterfly Tsunami". Maybe you will love it, maybe you won't but anyway this is how I feel new Dichotomy Engine sound should be. From now on I will pursue my inspiration and keep walking this way hoping to find a path for upcoming Dichotomy Engine album. Be kind and give your opinion about "Butterfly Tsunami" its always nice to hear second opinion. Thanks.

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For a few years I have used only my computer as main instrument while creating Dichotomy Engine's music. And after some time the question of live performances has risen, so I started to think how could this crazy music could been performed live. Of course my main instrument, guitar was automatically involved into process and first effects were just pure use of my laptop and Guitar Rig software. And I loved it, with my DI box it worked well for the beginning. But in some cases it can be shit because laptop can easily brake and all of the effects would be lost. There were some minor issues of bad grounding noise but not much of a problem. 

Next logical step was live use of my Digitech multi-effect processor. Great effects in one small processor where I've stored all kinds of crazy effects. I use it even today when some of those patches can be involved in some small sets. Finally after a lot of time I became supporter of guitar effects in pedals. And now its the best choice for me and my live performances. Pedals are great not just for the better sound and ease of use, but they give me opportunity and free space to modify their sound "on the fly" while performing and that's the one of the main things for me while creating my sounds live. 

Here you can see my recent pedalboard. Some of the pedals that are not here are changing constantly so sometimes I switch from DOD FX52 Classic Fuzz to Danelectro Fuzz, or change Maxtone Metal Rocker with hand made Obsidian Distortion. Be sure that pedalboard for me are is always an ongoing project and will evolve constantly. Also this pedalboard is now affecting new material which I am writing for Dichotomy Engine upcoming record.





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I gave an interview for Crime:Scene radio show few days ago. You can hear how it all started and what are my music favorites. Also you can hear something about how Dichotomy Engine music is made and what is to expect next from Dichotomy Engine. It was really fun and enjoyable interview for me. 

You can check out the interview below. (interview is on Serbian language)


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Industrial Festival was very good, all the bands were great and Dichotomy Engine performance after a long time was surprisingly good. Although the club wasn't filled up it did not affect the show. I must say that I am glad for playing this festival because this was first time Dichotomy Engine had two guitars on stage. Thanks to my dear Ivana, Dichotomy Engine delivered 30 minutes of madness, fuller sound and nicer visual performance. 
Other bands, Dreddup and Wolfram were awesome. I am sad because project Tearpalm which is similar to DE sound was last on the bill for the night. Check out this amazing project led by Marko Dabetić here.
Big thanks to Mihajlo and staff at club Fest. 
I am looking forward for more shows like this in near future.

You can check out the video clip from our part of the performance below.


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 After a long time Dichotomy Engine will perform again as a part of Industrial Festival entitled "We Fuck Everything You Don't" which will be held on 17th May at club Fest. On this occasion a music label Crime:Scene Records will promote alternative and experimental music from Serbia by presenting 6 bends that represent current underground stream.

They are:
Wolfram (Novi Sad) - acid rock, Novi Sad
Tearpalm (Beograd) ambient krautrock
Dreddup -(Novi Sad) massacre industrial
Dichotomy Engine (Kula) ambient drone
Crna Barbi (Novi Sad) - horror aggrotech
After party by: Mr INQUISITOR - industrial rock & post-inustrial

check out the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/485978148134163/
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