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El Cielo

DredgAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

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Dino Campanella (drums, keys)
Mark Engles (guitar)
Gavin Hayes (vocals, guitar)
Drew Roulette (bass, moog, speak & spell, samples)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 8, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00006IU65
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,613 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, art rock at it's finest... October 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
After four years of waiting, Dredg's follow up to 1998s Leitmotif has finally hit the stores. For those of you unfamiliar with the band, Leitmotif was one of the most artistic pieces of rock released in the past five years, a concept album so imaginative that every pressing of it was sold out until Interscope picked up the band and rereleased it. The hype for El Cielo has been enormous and the pressure of releasing another fantastic release is definitely there, especially amongst the die-hard fan base the band has accumulated.
Simply put, El Cielo is music for the seasons and immediately establishes Dredg, once again, as a band to watch. It's an album almost too good for the underground, laden with colorful guitar playing, tight drumming, driving bass and beautiful vocals. If anything, Dredg has reached a creative level in two releases that some musicians take years to develop: a sound that is uniquely theirs and almost indescribably beautiful. The influences on this record range all over the place: jazz drumming, emotional yet clear singing and the perfect syncopation of bass and guitar that few other bands (Radiohead and U2, as examples) can match.
Like Leitmotif, this is another concept album. Instead of going in an entirely new direction, El Cielo feels like the awakening from the sleep/paralysis that the narrator was stuck in during Leitmotif and his encounters with other people. It is the response to Leitmotif, and each song corresponds with its respective journal entry and flows aurally with the words in it. This album is a reaction to the events of Leitmotif, and aurally is a reaction to Leitmotif as well: gone is the screaming, the grind of the guitars, the ambient noise.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful March 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I've owned Leitmotif since 1999 when Dredg did a self release. When I heard that they signed with a major label I became extremely excited, because a new album would have to be created. Dredg is probably my favorite band of all time, though they're not yet well known, I place them on the same level, talentwise as Radiohead, Pink Floyd,Tool, and any other amazing band you may have heard in your life.
I will not, however, compare Dredg to any other band to describe their sound. It's something that is very difficult to describe in words, I've given it much thought and still cannot do the sound justice via any language spoken by man. Perhaps it has to do with the conceptual aspects of the album.
The only way to understand their sound is to listen to their music. And if you have the chance to see them live, the beauty of their recording (A large portion of which was done at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch) does them, well I won't say "no justice" but to see them live is an incredible experience in itself.
Buy this album. Listen to it. That's all the band members want, is to have their music heard. They frequently tell fans at shows, "Thank you for your ears, Thank you for listening"
If you love music, this album is for you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling. November 18, 2004
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Dredg's _El Cielo_ is one of the most fascinating discs I have had the pleasure of hearing, and is, without a doubt, the best blind buy I've made in quite some time. Gavin Hayes has a wonderful palette of colors in his voice to paint the lyrics with. His voice, matched with the bands superb playing, makes it hard for the listener to not become completely enraptured within the music.

The overall mood of the album is one that takes the listener to a different state of mind. It's a bit subdued while at the same time uplifting. The vocals throughout the album are haunting, yet soaring and almost spiritual at times. Hayes really reminds me of Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth at times (not to deter anyone that isn't a fan of Opeth, because the sound of the band is nothing like the aforementioned band). The drummer, Dino Campanella, compromises very well; it seems as if he is very interested in tribal drumming, because it's definitely reflective in his style. It is somewhat repetitive (in his bass drum and tom work), yet always fresh because he has the ability of adding small cymbal splashes and intricate ride cymbal work, throughout. I don't want to make it sound like he's uninspired, which is how that description came off. He's incredibly tasteful and always fresh. The guitar work by Mark Engles is very atmospheric, as if to add another color, rather than to be a separate instrument, which is how everything on the album comes off sounding, same goes for the bass guitar work [Drew Roulette], it all melds together to form this wonderful sound that is, undeniably, Dredg. I can't think of another band that sounds like them, and in this case, it is a wonderful thing. They are creating a sound that is truly unique, which isn't an easy feat to tackle.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dredg March 9, 2004
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This is the first SACD that I bought and boy did it not disappoint. This album brought chills to my spine when I had first heard it in the CD stereo format but now it's even better. I'm not going to go on and on about it but this album is truely impressive. I can only hope that they can continue to produce work that is close to par with this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE
Dredg is seriously the best. You should get this CD its rad. Seriously it is ao good. you wont regret it.
Published 25 days ago by pixielady
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Been listening to Dredg for about 8in half years and let me tell you this album or any other albums they make never get old they are masterpieces. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Warren
5.0 out of 5 stars Dredg's Best
El Cielo is my favorite Dredg album and one of my favorite albums of all time. I recommend listening to this album from start to finish, wearing headphones and enjoying some nice... Read more
Published on March 23, 2012 by Nuggeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Never gets old...
I picked up El Cielo on a whim in 2004. I had seen the name dredg on a guitar tablature website and decided to check them out. On first listen I was not impressed. Read more
Published on January 6, 2012 by holdthepickle
5.0 out of 5 stars Dali would be proud!!!
...unfortunately my english are not good enough,to discribe the beauty of this masterpiece.
Propably the most underrated BEST rock album ever made,and definitely the best of... Read more
Published on January 2, 2011 by BYakUya89
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Again, wow! I discovered Dredg about 7 years ago. I purchased "El Cielo", and was amazed by the band and CD. Read more
Published on October 3, 2010 by youngphoto
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence
The second full album by Dredg, El Cielo, brings their sound to new levels. Gone are the hard sounding guitar, thrashy vocals. Now it is pure melodies, harmonies, etc. Read more
Published on July 18, 2009 by Aaron Zambrano
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Makes Dredg Your Favorite Band
I absolutely fell in love with Dredg's music following "Catch Without Arms." I immediately picked this up and found that this earlier album is better, and after their recent it... Read more
Published on June 9, 2009 by Tyler S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
It's a great album, nothing else to say!=)

Great lyrics too. Check it out!

Here we go down that same old road again. Read more
Published on June 3, 2009 by Andre Pais
4.0 out of 5 stars How artsy becomes accesible
Great example of taking something fairly bland around the edges- reminiscent of so much third-rate, watered down, radio-ready rock these days, and proving how an attuned attention... Read more
Published on April 17, 2009 by IRate
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