Diagram of Suburban Chaos - Status Negatives

Cat #:imp004
Released :2002-02-05
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Diagram of Suburban Chaos : Status Negatives : CD

Track Listing:
# Title Length Mp3 Lyrics
01 Mental Wound 08:52    
02 Brane Damage 05:12    
03 Nr-limnic 02:50    
04 Clogg 05:39    
05 Meta II 03:10    
06 Reality.flpefunkt 03:34    
07 Rooftop 04:31    
08 W.A.A.C. (DX) 07:40    
09 Dermain 03:14    
10 Cryhsat 03:08 FREE  
11 Fn-tonal 01:54    
12 Hollow 03:37    
13 P-fect 03:47 FREE  
14 Fr-ctred 05:44    
15 A.W.N. 05:39    

  • Edition of 1000
  • First 100 hand-numbered by DOSC
  • Mastered by Darrin R. Wiener @ The Velcro Lounge
  • Released in Europe by Belgium's Zeal Records
  • CD edition is SOLD OUT

Debut release from Seattle's William Collin Snavely. The music of DOSC features ear-catching, otherworldly timbres and skittering, erratic lines of tactile, textured beats ("it's a very percussive album") set against backdrops of three- and four-note motifs fashioned from tone colors as vivid as any hues found in Georgia O'Keefe's painting, stretched into hypnotic vapor trails. The vivid imagery that seems to imbue each of the thirteen tracks is just as essential to the DOSC aesthetic as the specific sounds that suggest the pictures.

"They develop in parallel," says Snavely. "I'll be writing a track, and as I'm writing, I'll think of the exact movement an individual or subject might be making, or how the scene should look."

While many composers of instrumental electronic music baldly deny any intentional emotional or programmatic content in their work, Snavely insists the hour-long Status Negatives was crafted with both a narrative and vivid feelings in mind. "Picture some guy working on a factory assembly line, non-stop, doing the same task redundantly, over and over again," he says, setting the scene. "The story starts from there." After years of neglecting his or her dreams, the hero starts "realizing they can accomplish what they originally planned on doing," and in fact, he or she "isn't capable of dying until he or she accomplishes what they originally set out to do."

"It goes through every single emotion," he observes, "but it's definitely a hopeful album."

Source Article Date Scan
Digital Nimbus Status Negatives Review 2002-12-27  
Grooves Magazine Status Negatives Review 2002-06-01  
Transworld Stance Status Negatives Review 2002-05-01 view
BPM Magazine / DJMixed.com Status Negatives Review 2002-03-29  
Spin The Hit List - More Artists You Need To Know About 2002-03-01 view
Digital Artifact Status Negatives Review 2002-03-01  
Pulse! Magazine (Tower) Status Negatives Review 2002-03-01  
All Music Guide Status Negatives Review 2002-03-01  
Philadelphia City Paper Status Negatives Review 2002-02-21  
Willamette Week (Portland) Status Negatives Review 2002-02-06  
Mixer Status Negatives Review 2002-02-01 view
Feature Magazine (SD) Status Negatvies Review 2002-02-01  
SLAMM Magazine #176 Status Negatives Review 2002-01-30  
em411.com Status Negatives Review 2001-11-21  
Rock Bites Daily Diagram Of Suburban Chaos announce debut LP 2001-11-13  
anti-statik Status Negatives Review 2001-10-01