Album · 2002 · 6 Songs. Satanic Versus Milemarker.
Album · 2002 · 6 Songs.
Satanic Versus Tracklist.
In 2001 Milemarker released an album, Anaesthetic on the Jade Tree label. Milemarker released Their album Ominosity in 2005, and embarked on a tour of the US in support. The album featured heavy drums following winding guitars and vocals alternating from contemplative and narrative to shrieking and visceral. The title of the band's six-song EP Satanic Versus-including three tracks recorded by Steve Albini-is itself a play on Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses"
The difficult to categorize Milemarker, now a Chicago-based quintet, is constantly changing its style and sound, and with Satanic Versus the band manages to do it all on a single disc. From the Faint-styled electro dance of the opening "Join Our Party" to the follow up . angularity of "The Banner to the Sick," Milemarker traverses through more styles than some bands do in their entire careers. If only one of them would stick
The difficult to categorize Milemarker, now a Chicago-based quintet, is constantly changing its style and sound, and with Satanic Versus the band manages to do it all on a single disc. If only one of them would stick
On "Satanic Versus," they take the dance influence to the next level, and the results are under whelming. The first 3 tracks were recorded with Steve Albini, a man who needs no introduction. Join Our Party" and "The Banner to the Sick" stick to a much more dancey sound than anything the band has done before. The sound revolves almost entirely around the keyboards, with very little guitar or bass. OK, Milemarker has progressed beyond guitar-heavy music, I can deal with that. But you have to replace the guitars with memorable keyboard melodies. But sometimes experiments fail. There are a few cool moments, and the band produces some really interesting and innovative sounds from their keyboards and guitars.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||Join Our Party
Recorded By – Milemarker
|2||The Banner To The Sick||5:20|
Recorded By – Milemarker
|5||Lost The Thoughts But Kept The Skin||10:41|
- Distributed By – Mordam Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jade Tree
- Copyright (c) – Jade Tree
- Recorded At – Electrical Audio
- Bass – Al Burian
- Computer – Dave Laney
- Drums – Noah Leger, Tim Herzog
- Guitar – Dave Laney
- Piano – Roby Newton
- Recorded By – Steve Albini (tracks: 2, 3, 5)
- Synthesizer – Al Burian, Roby Newton
- Voice – Al Burian, Dave Laney, Roby Newton
NotesThis iteration of Milemarker features;
- Dave Laney: guitar, computer, voice.
- Al Burian: bass, synthesizer, voice.
- Roby Newton: synthesizer, piano, voice.
- Noah Leger: drums.
- Tim Herzog: drums.
Tracks 2, 3, 5 recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio on March 22-23, 2002.
Tracks 1, 4 recorded by Milemarker during April and May 2002.
CD contains an enhanced CD-ROM portion, featuring;
- Videos for "The Banner To The Sick", "The Installment Plan", and "New Lexicon".
- A tongue in cheek profile of the band.
- Raw audio files for "Join Our Party" and "Idle Hands", allowed to be freely remixed.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: 47011AM-01 JT-1078 021307-07
|DAY 39||Milemarker||Satanic Versus (12", EP)||Day After Records||DAY 39||Czech Republic||2002|