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    Posted: February 22 2011 at 20:03
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Those who are expecting the record to be a consistent continuance of THE PARIAH, THE PARROT, THE DELUSION will no doubt be surprised: this album is completely different from everything dredg have ever done before.

It took the band members almost eight months of exchanging song-material via e-mail to finish the album--a process producer Dan The Automator (Gorillaz, Kasabian, etc.) was also involved in right from the early beginnings. His influence becomes most apparent in the songs “The Tent,” “Sun Goes Down” and “Before it Began” where he also took an active part in the songwriting. Even though there is a lot of variation in tones and tempo, singer Gavin sums up the general sound of CHUCKLES AND MR. SQUEEZY as “Dark Pop”: a dark undertone is giving the songs some kind of a contemplative self-analysis – but in the end the album is still characterized by its optimism. “There is a certain darkness to it,” Gavin agrees. “A lot of our music is ultimately positive but can be conceived as sad as well. It has these two sides that oppose each other, but manage to reconcile in the music.”

With CHUCKLES AND MR. SQUEEZY dredg is breaking new grounds in their career – in a new, yet unexplored direction. The influence Dan The Automator had on this record is obvious. His status as a producer and co-worker lead him to an additional role as a guide, giving the band the impulse to work harder, to take a closer look at themselves and finally take this as an inspiration for creating their music and lyrics.

The last 15 years of development brought dredg to an unexpected, yet welcomed point in their career. “For me this is a renewal kind of record,” Gavin says. “It feels different and in some ways it feels like a new band. That was my goal when working with the band and with Dan--to make something we’d never done. Hopefully people can see the band in a new light. We can mold to different things and there is a future for the band when it comes to creating.”


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Post Options Post Options   Quote JROCHA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2011 at 21:09
I very interested what this album will be like, I listen to their first two albums alot. But after that im not that big of a fan for there last two albums. I did see them live last time, very epic show.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Evolutionary Sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2011 at 22:21
Exciting news. This year is shaping up to be a good one.
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Very cool news. dredg is a great band.
    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheClosing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2011 at 09:49
Wonder if that's a working title or final? Either way I'm always glad to hear the words "completely different" and with Dan as producer it should be interesting how it all turns out. I'm not a huge fan, but I've found their evolution thus far to be agreeable. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Henry Plainview Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2011 at 12:41
Was the title ghost-edited? This was not the title earlier and I don't see an edit in the post from stonie. Why?

Anyway, a Gorrilaz influence certainly is something. I hope we don't have to kick them out of Crossover. ;-)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2011 at 12:48
Originally posted by Henry Plainview

Was the title ghost-edited? This was not the title earlier and I don't see an edit in the post from stonie. Why?


Nothing else to say about that. Sleepy

Originally posted by Henry Plainview

Anyway, a Gorrilaz influence certainly is something. I hope we don't have to kick them out of Crossover. ;-)


If anything, Gorillaz will then be added. Logic!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2011 at 13:27
Chuckle's and Mr. Squeezy sounds very mysterious...
 
I'm sure it proves that the band is neo-nazi's just like Magma and that other guy in the Holocaust thread.
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that coverart looks creepy 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheClosing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2011 at 15:11
Originally posted by Henry Plainview

Anyway, a Gorrilaz influence certainly is something. 

Dan's worked with Patton a number of times as well. Not sure if you're aware of that or not ... 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Henry Plainview Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2011 at 21:15
That is horrifying
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Originally posted by Henry Plainview

Anyway, a Gorrilaz influence certainly is something. 

Dan's worked with Patton a number of times as well. Not sure if you're aware of that or not ... 

I was not! But they specifically mention Gorrilaz in the press release, and Peeping Tom hardly counts.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Porcupinetheater Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2011 at 20:25
Originally posted by JonteJH

that coverart looks creepy 


Aah, the stuff of nightmares. Still, I love El Cielo, haven't heard much else by them, but I guess I'll have to take a listen to this. And that title pretty much ensures I'll remember what it is I have to look up!
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