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Studio album by The Mad Capsule Markets
Released 25 August 1999 (Japan)
18 August 2001 (US)
30 August 2001 (UK)
Recorded Kawaguchi-Ko Studio, Japan
Genre Digital hardcore, industrial metal, rapcore, pop punk
Length 40:59
Label Victor, Invitation, (Japan) PalmRyko, Palm Entertainment (US/UK)
Producer The Mad Capsule Markets
The Mad Capsule Markets chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 8.2[1]

Osc-Dis or Oscillator in Distortion is the ninth album by Japanese band The Mad Capsule Markets. It was released in Japan in 1999 and released outside Japan in 2001. Osc-Dis was the band's breakthrough album and finally got them recognized overseas, with the single "Pulse". The album mixes industrial metal, industrial rock and punk rock with various kinds of electronic music. It was more melodic than their previous album and included elements of pop punk. There are vocal contributions from Hirosuke from Balzac, Yamada from Geronimo, and Katsya from NND. This album also saw the birth of the band's mascots The White Crusher and The Cyborn.

The song "Pulse" appears on the in-game soundtrack to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Tribe" 4:05
2. "Out/Definition" 2:50
3. "Pulse" 3:18
4. "Multiplies" 3:29
5. "Mob Track" 1:48
6. "All the Time in Sunny Beach" 2:19
7. "Island" 4:38
8. "Restart!" 2:31
9. "Jag" 3:49
10. "Step into Yourself" 4:48
11. "Good Girl" 3:43
12. "MIDI Surf" 3:35

Other versions include a digipak with a bonus DVD including videos for "Tribe", "Pulse", "All the Time in Sunny Beach", "Good Girl", "MIDI Surf", and "Systematic"

Year Chart Position
1999 Official Japanese Album Charts 9


  1. ^ Tangari, Joe (February 27, 2002). "Mad Capsule Markets: OSC-DIS (Oscillator in Distortion) | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved February 21, 2012.