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The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion

DredgAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Gavin Hayes (vocals, guitar)
Drew Roulette (bass, moog, speak & spell, samples)

Dredg specializes in meaningful contradictions: they’re at once aggressive and beautiful, visceral and thoughtful. Dredg has blurred boundaries since their inception in 1993 but The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion puts their ... Read more in Amazon's Dredg Store

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  • Audio CD (June 9, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dredg
  • ASIN: B001UJIMI2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,812 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Aggressive and beautiful, visceral and thoughtful, Dredg are set to release their highly anticipated release, The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion on Ohlone Recordings June 9, 2009. Produced by Matt Radosevich, "The Pariah..." marks the Bay Area band s fourth full-length studio album. On this release, Gavin Hayes (vocals, guitar), Drew Roulette (bass, moog, speak & spell, samples), Mark Engles (guitar) and Dino Campanella (drums, keys) combine to create equal parts punk aggression and metallic complexity - a sound that brings together the artistic instrumentation, haunting vocals and emotional intensity that is Dredg. Though driven by rhythms and guitars, "The Pariah..." is far from a typical rock album. Inspired in part by Salman Rushdie s essay
Imagine There's No Heaven: A Letter to the 6 Billionth Citizen, Dredg capture the madness of the modern world, particularly its battles over religion and science, within a musical missive to the future. Fittingly, "The Pariah..." is packaged and constructed like a letter, its songs and instrumental interludes connected by eerie, evocative Wurlitzer piano-and-voice segments. Diverse and textured, these intentional imperfections allow some of Dredg s mellowest recorded moments to mingle with some of their harshest. "The Pariah..." combines the raw power of the band s earliest records with both the epic, cinematic sweep and operatic ambition of "El Cielo" as well as the exceptional songwriting and searing ballast of "Catch Without Arms."

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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too long overdue, but still outstanding June 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The follow up to 2005's stellar "Catch Without Arms" is finally here, and while "The Pariah, The Parot, and The Delusion" won't be winning over any non-believers, it certainly shouldn't be a disappointment for current fans.

The band takes little risks with this release, undoubtedly in light of their obvious predicament. After releasing one conceptual masterpiece, "El Cielo," and the more straight-forward but equally as satisfying "Catch Without Arms," the band must have been concerned with how one finds balance between both albums while keeping everyone happy.

The new album manages to find that balance. Fans of the earlier work will be relieved to know that dredg hasn't gone in a more commercial direction; which, if I remember correctly, was a big concern for some after the last release.

The songs on the record should get better with age, unlike the immediately good but quick staling ones off of "Catch Without Arms." Also, the experimental edge missing from the last release is back in full-swing; Indeed, "The Pariah, The Parrot, and The Delusion" is perhaps dredg's most experimental record to date.

Of course, there's a flipside. Despite sharing a "Brushtrokes" type interlude technique (here, they're called "Stamps of Origin"), the conceptual aspect seems to be existent only on the surface. The album never reaches the conceptual heights of "El Cielo," and if there's some deeper theme to delve into here, it's blown right past me. You won't find the diversity of the previous albums here, either. For the most part, the songs all carry the same moods and move at the same tempos.

The album isn't bad by any means. It's just not the aesthetic statement fans are likely waiting for after four years of vacationing.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This record is not bad at all, considering half the songs are instrumental or segues. El Cielo was brilliance and epic. Catch without arms was a very good "intellegent pop" (as i would call it) record.
This album goes over the top with poppiness, that would have been good if imediately following up the previous record.

Also, it feels like they wrote excellent parts, and kinda just threw it all in a blender. "Pariah", Information", and "I Don't Know" are the highlights. Others have interesting parts connected to not so interesting parts "Savior"

There are too many instrumentals and segues to really help one person stay focused on the art presented.

I love progressive music and music that goes above and beyond, but this band seems to be turning into The Mars Volta, capable of writing good songs, insanely talented, but very unfocused on where they want to go.

I recommend getting El Cielo or Catch Without Arms, and only download a few tracks from this record.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "To sacrifice one's self never made sense to me." June 15, 2009
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After four years of waiting, Dredg's fourth studio album can be yours for only a reasonable sum of money! This recording of music by one of Matt Jacobs' favorite bands is finally here, and well worth the price of entry! It's not as great as their last two albums, but this music is so good you'll be completely puzzled at how no major review outlet will give this band the time of day! Marvel at how despite the radical shift in the band's sound over the last decade, they've never failed to make something interesting. Tremble before the might of the rocking bass lines. Be slightly disappointed at the continued lack of lyrics in the accompanying booklet. Ignore the fact that the band members are probably really pretentious because you like their music anyway. It can be yours, today!

Included among this album's 18 tracks are:
- 3 catchy singles
- 7 more full songs
- 4 instrumental interludes of varying length
- 4 "Stamp of Origin" tracks, bite-sized musical nuggets to round out the experience
- And more!*

If you can't enjoy the thrills to be found in songs like "Pariah", "Ireland", "Information", "I Don't Know", "Quotes", and others, then I don't know what the hell's wrong with you and frankly I don't want to talk to you anymore! Act now!

*There is no more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Balance/Brilliance January 17, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Dredg created a bit of a dilemma for themselves with their 2 most recent albums. El Cielo remains in my top 5 all time albums for being an amazing concept album about, of all things, sleep paralysis. Their next album, Catch Without Arms, revealed Dredg as a surprisingly song-centric band, not trying so hard to form a complete thought with an album as much as to make a stab at a radio-friendly sound without compromising their art. The new one quite effectively reconciles the two distinct worlds with a record that, though epic and conceptual, has enough catchy, single-worthy material to keep your focus. "Information" is one of the catchier songs they've ever come up with, mixing a fragile piano line with a driving drum beat, and an unforgettable chorus. Then you have more twisted songs like "Quotes", that dives back and forth from a deliberate march of a verse to a slow splash of a chorus as the tempo drops a good 20 bpms. And they make it work. Then, wrapping up the album, the brilliant instrumental "Down To The Cellar" gives you a lump in the back of your throat and lets you conclude the album in whatever way the music hits you. And that's the beauty of Dredg - even though they do a fair amount of sharing their philosophies on their records, they are ultimately artists still, allowing the art in the form of music to speak for them, not using the art as a platform. (track to sample: "Information")
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not their best album, but I need them all!!!
Published 2 months ago by Adam Superfan
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album!!!!
I purchased this on vinyl ad it came promptly and in great packaging. Cant wait to drop the needle on it!!
Published 15 months ago by Bones
4.0 out of 5 stars A band to be noticed
This was the first Dredg album I've heard, and I was enchanted by it. It has that prog feeling of songs interconnecting and becoming just one great musical piece. Read more
Published on July 5, 2010 by Daniel R. S. Azevedo
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This is an artistic masterpiece! This has not left my CD player for about 6 months now. Highly recommended and by far, their best work yet.
Published on December 11, 2009 by Jeffrey J. Laplante
5.0 out of 5 stars engaging, entertaining, simply amazing
Not gonna go on about dredg and old school dredg and what not because honestly i never listened to them till now. I can honestly say i love this album. Read more
Published on November 13, 2009 by B. Espinoza
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't give up after the first listen...
It seems to be a common scenario that most people don't think much of this album after the first few listens, which is odd. Read more
Published on October 20, 2009 by IcemanJ
4.0 out of 5 stars good music
the album is good and has a lot of variety compared to the previous albums from DREDG.
Published on August 18, 2009 by M. T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album
This album contains the refined essence of Dredg--focused, smart, and hard-hitting modern rock fronted by a passionate singer and backed by an incredible group of musicians. Read more
Published on August 8, 2009 by Brian M. Lear
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blend
If I were to review this album the day I got it, I would have probably given it 3 stars... But I waited because I knew You can't accurately judge music or anything else on a first... Read more
Published on July 18, 2009 by Aaron Zambrano
1.0 out of 5 stars I miss the old Dredg
So I read a review that made me think Dredg was getting away from the style they were drifting towards on the neon green album. Read more
Published on July 10, 2009 by G. Slagel
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