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!))

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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 !))

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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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