Absence (Dälek album)

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Absence
Studio album by Dälek
Released September 7, 2004 (2004-09-07)
Recorded Sweetwood Sound and The Mayan Ruins, December 2003–June 2004[1]
Genre Alternative hip hop, experimental hip hop, noise, ambient
Length 57:07
Label Ipecac
(IPC-056)
Producer MC Dälek, Oktopus, Still
Dälek chronology
From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots
(2002)
Absence
(2005)
Abandoned Language
(2007)

Absence is the third album by alternative hip-hop group Dälek, released by Ipecac Recordings in 2004.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by MC Dälek, Oktopus and Joshua Booth. 

No. Title Length
1. "Distorted Prose"   6:00
2. "Asylum (Permanent Underclass)"   5:48
3. "Culture for Dollars"   6:43
4. "Absence"   1:31
5. "A Beast Caged"   6:41
6. "Köner"   3:56
7. "In Midst of Struggle"   7:43
8. "Eyes to Form Shadows"   6:30
9. "Ever Somber"   4:49
10. "Opiate the Masses"   7:24
Total length:
57:07
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "3:46"   3:46
12. "Vague Recollections"   6:01

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10)[3]
Sputnikmusic (3.0/5)[4]
Stylus Magazine (B-)[5]

Personnel[edit]

Dalek[1]
  • Dälek – lead vocals, writing and production
  • Oktopus – production and writing
  • Still – turntables, producer
Additional musicians[1]
  • Oddateee – additional vocals on "Culture for Dollars"
Other personnel[1]
  • Joshua Booth – writing and mixing
  • Will Brooks – engineering, mixing and layout design
  • Marco Burbano – "absence" tag
  • Jesse Cannon – mixing
  • Alan Douches – mastering
  • Hsi-Chang Lin – layout design
  • Alex Lyach – photography
  • Mike Mare – photography
  • Alan Momin – engineering and mixing
  • Scott Shields – layout design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Absence (CD). Dälek. Ipecac Recordings. 2004. IPC-056. 
  2. ^ Absence (Dälek album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media
  4. ^ Robertson, Alex (April 21, 2013). "Album Review - Dälek: Absence". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Stylus Magazine