Commencement

Commencement

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by Deadsy
     
 

It's another time-warp trip back to the heyday of synth pop, as Deadsy returns with another fusion of dour monotone vocals and heavy-tread drums sandwiched between buzzsaw bass and spectral, high-register keyboards. A guest shot by Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis on "The Key to Gramercy Park" reminds listeners of theSee more details below

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It's another time-warp trip back to the heyday of synth pop, as Deadsy returns with another fusion of dour monotone vocals and heavy-tread drums sandwiched between buzzsaw bass and spectral, high-register keyboards. A guest shot by Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis on "The Key to Gramercy Park" reminds listeners of the band's currency, but it's easy to mistake Commencement for an '80s artifact. The impression is only made clearer by the Eno textures that drape the stately intro to "Winners" and the unlikely cover of "Tom Sawyer," complete with full Rush flavoring in the 7/8 interlude and roaring bass work. Fans of vintage electronica will wallow blissfully in the album's many sinkholes of subsonic analog sound, but for those who favor the digital muse (or, for that matter, bands that have kicked the keyboard habit), Commencement may pose a few challenges.

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Alternative Press
Deadsy's mix of electronics, death-metal distortion and lugubrious vocals offers something magnificently alien, yet familiar.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/2002
Label:
Dreamworks
UPC:
0600445030121
catalogNumber:
450301

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Performance Credits

Deadsy   Primary Artist
Jonathan Davis   Vocals
John Taylor   Bass
Jed Whedon   Piano
Holly Robinson   Background Vocals
Richie Birkenhead   Vocals
Troy Van Leeuwen   Guitar
P. Exeter Blue   Vocals,Group Member
Carlton Megalodon   Group Member
Nner   Synthesizer,Guitar,Group Member
Creature   Bass,Group Member
Alec Pure   Percussion,Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jay Baumgardner   Producer
Joe Gastwirt   Mastering
Chad Fridirici   Programming,Engineer
Chris Vrenna   Programming
Elijah Blue   Composer
Josh Abraham   Programming,Producer,Engineer
James Murray   Programming,Engineer
Carlton Megalodon   Contributor
Nner   Programming,Engineer

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