The Dissociatives (album)
|Studio album by The Dissociatives|
|Released||5 April 2004|
|The Dissociatives chronology|
The Dissociatives is an album by the Australian duo of the same name consisting of Daniel Johns of Silverchair and Australian dance music producer Paul Mac. The band met when Paul Mac remixed the Silverchair song "Freak" off the Freak Show album and subsequent albums Neon Ballroom and Diorama. The two worked on the experimental "I Can't Believe It's Not Rock" EP released in 2000.
In mid-2003, Daniel Johns and Paul Mac got together to produce the album recording the basic tracks in London and finishing it off in Sydney and Newcastle. The pair produced all the instrumental tracks and vocals themselves with Johns writing the lyrics and recording them in Newcastle.
The pair described the music and lyrics in the April 2004 Australian edition of Rolling Stone magazine. "The music is, for me, a combination of excitement, happiness, rambunctiousness and vicaciousness, done to whimsy," Johns said. "I'd add with a hint of melancholy, but it's more outweighed by joy," added Mac. Rolling Stone Australia described the sound of the debut single as a "happy sort of Radiohead."
This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.
- "We're Much Preferred Customers" – 5:46
- "Somewhere Down the Barrel" – 4:39
- "Horror with Eyeballs" – 4:45
- "Lifting the Veil from the Braille" – 4:18
- "Forever and a Day" – 4:49
- "Thinking in Reverse" – 3:41
- "Paris Circa 2007slash08" – 3:52
- "Young Man, Old Man (You Ain't Better Than the Rest)" – 4:31
- "Aaängry Megaphone Man" – 4:52
- "Sleep Well Tonight" – 2:29
"Somewhere Down The Barrel" entered the Australian Top 40 charts on debut on 15 March 2004 and was one of the five most played tracks on Australian radio in early March of that year. Given that Silverchair sold more albums in Australia in the 1990s than any other Australian artist, the debut album "the Dissociatives" was expected to be one of the best selling albums released in Australia when it was released on 5 April in that country.
Awards and nominations
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Album Of The Year
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Best Group
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Best Pop Release
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Producer Of The Year
The album was released in various countries.
|Australia||5 April 2004||Eleven||CD||ELEVENCD23|
|United States||29 March 2005||Astralwerks||CD||577944|
|United Kingdom||2 May 2005||Virgin Records||CD||CDVIR217|
|Japan||25 May 2005||Toshiba-EMI||CD||VJCP-68751|
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