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Assemblage 23

Bruise (Deluxe)

DIGITAL (2012) · $12.90   add to cart

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CD · Bruise Limited Edition $16.98

The deluxe version of Bruise features a bonus disc with the exclusive songs “Rain Falls Down”, “God is a Strangely Absent Father”, and “Reckless” in addition to remixes from Cesium_137, iVardensphere, Daniel Myer, Grendel, and more!

Assemblage 23 is the musical brainchild of Seattle-based musician Tom Shear. Exploding onto the scene with the release of his albums Contempt and Failure, Assemblage 23 quickly became one of the most popular acts in the genre. Catchy, danceable electronics blended seamlessly with an honest, open, and intensely personal lyrical approach, quickly endearing A23 to his fans. While many would have fallen safely into a niche and rested on their creative laurels, Shear pushed himself further creatively on his follow up albums, Defiance, Storm, Meta and Compass. Now, Assemblage 23 presents Bruise, His most fully realized album to date. From the opening electrical glitches of “Crosstalk” the tone of the album is set. The juxtaposition of musical warmth and lyrical darkness of “The Last Mistake”, the concussive rhythms of “Noise Inside My Head” and “Darkflow” all lend to the overarching feel of the album. With Bruise, Assemblage 23 shows that Tom Shear is an artist at the top of his craft. A23's fans made this release one of the most anticipated of 2012, and Assemblage 23 has delivered the best album of his career.

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Crosstalk4:38$ 0.89buy mp3
The Last Mistake4:53$ 0.89buy mp3
Over & Out4:09$ 0.89buy mp3
The Noise Inside My Head4:14$ 0.89buy mp3
Outsider5:33$ 0.89buy mp3
Darkflow5:33$ 0.89buy mp3
Automaton5:01$ 0.89buy mp3
The Other Side of the Wall4:21$ 0.89buy mp3
Talk Me Down5:20$ 0.89buy mp3
Otherness4:43$ 0.89buy mp3
Rain Falls Down4:37$ 0.89buy mp3
The Last Mistake [Cesium_137 Rmx]5:05$ 0.89buy mp3
The Noise Inside My Head [Grendel Rmx]4:51$ 0.89buy mp3
Rain Falls Down [Daniel Myer Vancouver Tribute Rmx]4:42$ 0.89buy mp3
God is a Strangely Absent Father5:00$ 0.89buy mp3
The Noise Inside My Head [Sonik Foundry Rmx]4:08$ 0.89buy mp3
Rain Falls Down [iVardensphere Rmx]4:38$ 0.89buy mp3
The Noise Inside My Head [Boyz Inside My Bed Rmx by Alter Der Ruine]4:46$ 0.89buy mp3
The Last Mistake [Geoff Pinkney of Tenek Rmx]4:40$ 0.89buy mp3
Reckless5:02$ 0.89buy mp3