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Disen Gage — Equilibrium Trip
(Addicted Label BNiL 708, 2016, CD / DL)

Disen Gage — Snapshots
(Bandcamp Art Beat AB-CD-12-2016-112, 2016, CD / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2019-04-24

Equilibrium Trip Cover artSnapshots Cover art

Working my way through the Disen Gage catalog I have now reached their 2016 album Snapshots and their EP Equilibrium Trip, which has two tracks from Snapshots. Snapshots features eight instrumentals that blend emotive progressive rock, metal, cinematic rock, King Crimson, bluesy rock, gothic western, and psychedelic jamming for an engaging 48 minutes. The guitar work ranges from melodic to aggressively dissonant, with strong support from bass and percussion. The whole album is a delight to hear, especially when Disen Gage throws in plucked strings, brass, and swirling electronics. Each band member is flexing his muscles for a few moments on various tracks and then they coalesce into the theme of the track. The two tracks they used for their EP showcase the band. “Equilibrium” is a happy, upbeat instrumental with reverbed and repeated sequences on both guitar and drums that provide a foundation for a catchy lead melody. “Trip” is a swirling mass of electronics and guitar, plus a strong bass line much in the style of Acid Mothers Temple. Recommended if you enjoy innovative progressive psychedelic instrumental jams.


Filed under: New releases, 2016 releases

Related artist(s): Disen Gage

More info
http://disengage.bandcamp.com/album/snapshots
http://noname666.bandcamp.com/album/equilibrium-trip

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