God’s Garden is an organic and experimental album that feels like a logical development from the movements of the previous several years of work. This release sees Dumbass recording largely live on many tracks rather than building up songs piece by piece in the studio, mixing elements of noise-rock and post-punk with more (and less) traditional experiments. New member Stanley Pushkin adds his talents on bass, keyboards, and guitar.
01 God’s Garden
02 Lie Beside Me
04 Monogamous Binaries
05 Life Dirge
06 Night Active
07 Touching Eyes
10 Maria Theresa
11 Santa Maria
15 In Flammeolum
16 Aphrodite’s Eyes & Manifold Names
17 In Absentia
18 The Concept of Anxiety
19 Falling Atoms
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This is the cheeky noisy eponymous first single… enjoy!
01 God’s Garden
03 I Love You
06 Faces (Long Version)
08 God’s Garden (Hellhole Remix by Pin)
09 God’s Garden (Paradiso Remix by Pin)
11 Seldom (Infrequent Remix by Pin)
12 God’s Garden (November 2007 Version)
13 You and Me
Die Mauer was conceived by the light of a desk lamp late one October night in a hostel that had once been a telephone factory in Berlin after a flash of inspiration at the longest remaining stretch of the wall. The initial tracks were recorded all over the wilds of British Columbia on rocks, bridges, power towers, trees, etc. then studio work was added. Still regarded as the best Dumbass album by both the band and the fans.
01 The outline of the hypothesis
02 Expansion of the particulars (part 1)
03 Expansion of the particulars (part 2)
04 Unlimited horizons
05 Infinity as a unity
06 The human wager
08 The unitary cause is infinite
09 Tempus est aligatus
10 The tunnel
16 Causality leads to determinism
19 The test of time
VIDEO – The Outline of the Hypothesis
Time and space themselves are the instruments here. Recorded at night in scrap yards, railway tunnels, and atop a 40 foot metal tower, the recording process is ritualized and ritual represents the musical score.
Possibly one of the least accessible Dumbass albums, but also one of the most significant.
01 Execution # 1 (railway tunnel with approaching train)
02 Execution # 2 (modem machine music)
03 Execution # 3 (guitar and environment)
04 Execution # 4 (hostile piano)
05 Execution # 5 (40′ metal tower)
VIDEO – Execution #5