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dredgPosted Thursday, July 17, 2008, at 3:22 PM
dredg - from left: Mark Engles, Gavin Hayes, Dino Campanella and Drew Roulette.
dredg was born in the early '90s in California. This Prog/Art rock group includes vocalist Gavin Hayes, guitarist Mark Engles, bassist Drew Roulette and drummer Dino Campanella.
The music emanating from their instruments is transcendent. dredg brings harmonic, flowing melodies with meaningful vocals, soothing lyrics and gripping bass lines.
dredg's unique musical style pushes their own genre. Their releases are considered concept albums, with the first full length in 1999 (2001), Leitmotif. This release is about a man traveling the world, changing and searching.
Sample lyrics from Yatahaze
Questioning, and saying / Our opinions, they're failing / They're constantly changing / Our ignorance, remaining / We're hoping, and waiting / We're living, but dying / While trying to find out / My meaning isn't planned out / Come to the conclusion / Might as well be an illusion / While trying to find out / I did nothing, but shut out
dredg's second album, another concept, was released in 2002, El Cielo. This album is about sleep paralysis and includes letters from people suffering from this disease. dredg took samples from these letters and created a beautiful, harmonious piece.
Sample lyrics from Of The Room
A faceless crowd of elderly beings / Roses sprouting, yellow glow / With sound conscience into the night, beneath / Night falls beneath candle light / White squalls beneath winter skies
The most recent album was released in 2005, Catch Without Arms. Once again, a concept album, mostly revolving around positives and negatives.
Sample lyrics from Sang Real
I'm the addict on the corner / I'm the lawyer in the tower / I'm the body with the coroner / No, the leader with all the power / You're the pillow, the cool side / The sand during high tide / The cocktail, poolside / The water when clouds collide
dredg is currently in the studio recording their latest effort. dredg will be touring soon in support of the as-yet-untitled album.
Gavin & Drew also create painting collections for each album. View some of their work here.
Give dredg a listen; lend them your ears. This musical conquest produces marvelous sound for your senses!
Dredg lives here. ~Enjoy!
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