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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