Austere

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Sparta came to life in spring 2001 when At the Drive-In went on hiatus. Austere, the band's first release, followed the next year. With the bandmembers mixing an intensity similar to their former group alongside emo-like intellect, the Austere EP doesn't live in the shadows of what once was. The punk scowling of "Mye" finds sharp twitchy guitar work layered over Jim Ward's trembling vocals. It's the strongest track on the record, while the blurry vision of "Vacant Skies" follows closely behind. "Cataract" is more experimental with its electronic breakbeats; however, a melancholy emo tone takes over. The members of Sparta have found their punk-inspired edge without ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 12 (2 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(759)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Like New
03/26/2002 CD EP Fine Books, CDs, DVDs, Videogames, LPs & more! Fast shipping! All items guaranteed!

Ships from: MARLTON, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(3666)

Condition: Good
26/03/2002 Audio CD Used-Good Fast delivery with shipping on the same day from our warehouse in the UK. A fantastic item in good or better condition. Other items in our Alibris ... Store include books, CD's, DVD's and games. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Valley Cottage, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(390)

Condition: Like New
03/26/2002 CD EP Fine CD IS LIKE NEW DIRECT FROM OUR WAREHOUSE...BEFORE SHIPPING USED ITEMS ARE INSPECTED AND POLISHED AS REQUIRED USING OUR PROFESSIONAL POLISHING ... EQUIPMENT...FAST SHIPPING AFTER YOUR ORDER IS RECEIVED ALL PURCHASES 100% GUARANTEED! ! ! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! ! ! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Reading, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(835)

Condition: Like New
600445084421 All discs are inspected for quality. Super-fast Shipping. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Ships from: Mount Pleasant, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(43)

Condition: Very Good
600445084421 Discs come with their original Liner Notes and packaging. Complete customer service.

Ships from: Denver, CO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(43)

Condition: Very Good
600445084421 Discs come with their original Liner Notes and in a jewel case. Complete customer service. Hole punch through bar code.

Ships from: Denver, CO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(3)

Condition: Good
03/26/2002 CD EP Good Connecting viewers with great music since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Customer service is our top priority!

Ships from: Dallas, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.01
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(502)

Condition: Acceptable
03/26/2002 CD EP Fair Front Cover Art Missing **FAST DELIVERY** **FULLY GUARANTEED**

Ships from: Waverly, IA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$6.24
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(10)

Condition: Very Good
CD VG+ Mye / Cataract / Vacant Skies / Echodyne Harmonic (de-mix).

Ships from: Wilkes-Barre, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$84.95
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(113)

Condition: Like New
~ORIGINAL 2002 DREAMWORKS RECORDS RELEASE~ALL IN AS NEW CONDITION~ *SHIPS WITHIN 24HRS!!*

Ships from: Glendale, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 12 (2 pages)
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Sparta came to life in spring 2001 when At the Drive-In went on hiatus. Austere, the band's first release, followed the next year. With the bandmembers mixing an intensity similar to their former group alongside emo-like intellect, the Austere EP doesn't live in the shadows of what once was. The punk scowling of "Mye" finds sharp twitchy guitar work layered over Jim Ward's trembling vocals. It's the strongest track on the record, while the blurry vision of "Vacant Skies" follows closely behind. "Cataract" is more experimental with its electronic breakbeats; however, a melancholy emo tone takes over. The members of Sparta have found their punk-inspired edge without riding the coattails of their previous band. They've delivered a passionate and decent sound -- a great look at what's yet to come.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 600445084421
  • Catalog Number: 450844

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mye (3:31)
  2. 2 Cataract (5:09)
  3. 3 Vacant Skies (3:32)
  4. 4 Echodyne Harmonic (3:50)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sparta Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Dave Shirk Mastering
Sparta Composer, Producer, Engineer
Mike Major Producer, Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YOU should buy this.

    If you liked them in At the Drive in, you'll definately like this one. It's hardcore emo at it's best. The only complaint I had was that it's only four songs. I cant wait until they release a full album.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews