El Cielo

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All Music Guide - Christina Fuoco
Dredg is one of those rare bands who truly cannot be categorized. Gavin Hayes' vocals cascade like a waterfall over a sea of scratching Latin rhythms, dulcimers, guitars in odd time signatures, and prog rock-inspired drums. Hayes shares his penchant for Bulgarian chants in "Triangle" and "Same Ol' Road." "Whoa Is Me" could provide the soundtrack to all things haunted. Whether it's a piano and strings or Cure-influenced specifically the Cure's "Fascination Street" guitars, instruments fill the time between songs on El Cielo. They offer a respite from the monotony and the slow-fast-slow style of songwriting. In an odd moment at the end of "Whoa Is Me," a soft-spoken ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Christina Fuoco
Dredg is one of those rare bands who truly cannot be categorized. Gavin Hayes' vocals cascade like a waterfall over a sea of scratching Latin rhythms, dulcimers, guitars in odd time signatures, and prog rock-inspired drums. Hayes shares his penchant for Bulgarian chants in "Triangle" and "Same Ol' Road." "Whoa Is Me" could provide the soundtrack to all things haunted. Whether it's a piano and strings or Cure-influenced specifically the Cure's "Fascination Street" guitars, instruments fill the time between songs on El Cielo. They offer a respite from the monotony and the slow-fast-slow style of songwriting. In an odd moment at the end of "Whoa Is Me," a soft-spoken public radio DJ speaks of a jazz number from 1944. The full-throttle rocker "It Only Took a Day" is one of the highlights. El Cielo is unlikely to become a hit on commercial radio, but perhaps Dredg could find their niche on college stations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2002
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949343828
  • Catalog Number: 493438
  • Sales rank: 47,587

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dredg Primary Artist
Greg Ellis Percussion
Ron Saint Germain Vocals, Background Vocals
Robert Lewis Choir, Chorus
Los Angeles Master Chorale Choir, Chorus
Azam Ali Vocals
Mike Geiger Choir, Chorus
Rohan Gregory Violin
Reinmar Seidler Cello
Zack Hexum Saxophone
Andy Brown Choir, Chorus
George Stern Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Ron Saint Germain Producer
Tim Palmer Producer
Jim Scott Engineer
Mike Geiger Arranger
Dredg Producer
Emma Adler Booking
Igor Trachenco Composer, String Arrangements
Chris Clancy Marketing
Rohner Segnitz Art Direction
Michael Rosen Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DREDG!!

    dredg is great..you can't describe them like any other band out there..they are truely amazing artists..i was introduced by a friend..and now i love them...there isn't a time where im not listening to them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DREDG .... WOW

    I first got recommended this by a friend.... thank you! this CD is so awesome...its more than just music...its a whlole experience. Dredg has so much talent and shows it well. BUY THIS CD if you like music! (if you REALLY like music!) Some stuff is similar to Tool... erie stuff...really makes you get into it...and other is almost jazz-like. Whatever style you might say it is ... its great. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Art rock finally finds an interesting form

    Dredg may very well be the first and only band to create a sound that is both electic and interesting at the same time. Mixing tribal beats, natural tones, and harmonic rock, they have created a sound that is truly brilliant in every way. The singer's voice is hypnotic and mixes quite well with every song on the album, including the many interludes between them. Check out "Same Ol' Road," "It Only Took A Day," "Of the Room," and "Whoa is Me."

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    Posted January 6, 2012

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