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Various Artists / Hella/Dilute
Album:Hella/Dilute Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:11/2003
Label:Sick Room Records, Ltd. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-12 Pull Date:2004-03-15 
Week Ending:14 Mar7 Mar29 Feb22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan
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Album Review
johnn
Reviewed 2004-01-12 
DILUTE
THIS IS FANTASTIC!!! A quartet from SF, Dilute play songs that alternate between sad pretty emo-ish post-rock and mathy prog-y jams not far from Hella. Hammered guitar is used really well to create beautiful sparkling textures and as a lead in from a sad riff to a prog riff. Play also with Ganger, Dianogah.
2, 5, 1, 3.

1. midtempo synth melody driven, pretty, epic struggle sounding, with really pretty guitar hammering (not far from hella) at end
2. slow midtempo pretty groove w/ great guitar texture. some vox, too.
3. upbeat loud ornate melodic mathy prog jam w/ noisy parts
4. funny vocal sample w/ noisy spazz at end
5. epic length, pretty guitar arpeggio, catchy start/stop emo riff at end


HELLA
YES, THEY ROCK!!! Sacramento virtuoso spazprogcore guitar & drum duo. Is this Hella’s attempt to dominate the A-file? All of these songs are on Hold Your Horse Is, but here are perfect live recordings of them. I’m not going to comment much on them because they’re performed perfectly and sound exactly like the album, which is a must hear.
1, 4, 5

1. one of their catchiest songs, showcases their melodic dynamism
2. somehow very linear, very mathy groove in first part
3. some pretty chords and really pretty section towards end
4. another of their most incredibly memorable songs
5. epic crazy madness constantly trill trill trill.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Dilute Apple
2.Dilute Alphabet
3.Dilute Sickroom
4.Dilute Balloon Song
5.Dilute Sold
6.Hella Republic of Rough and Ready
7.Hella Better Grab a Broom!
8.Hella Cafeteria Bananas
9.Hella Biblical Violence
10.Hella City Folk Sitting, Sitting