Quicksand Manic Compression

Manic Compression
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Item:  FNIS 526564
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  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Fontana Island

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 7/95, p.127
3 Stars - Good - "...Experimentation with dynamics makes for a varied record....an intriguing record..."
Alternative Press - 4/95, p.71
"...MANIC COMPRESSION stands on its own merit as the band's most cohesive work yet, both true to form and uncompromising..."


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Product Description:

Quicksand: Sergio Vega, Alan Cage, Walter Schreifels, Tom Capone.
Producers: Don Fury, Wharton Tiers, Quicksand.
Audio Mixer: Don Fury.
Recording information: Don Fury's; Sorcerer SOund, New York, NY.
Illustrator: Melinda Beck.
Photographer: Joseph Cultice.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Alan Cage; Sergio Vega ; Tom Capone; Walter Schreifels.
Arranger: Quicksand.
Quicksand's heavy metal is distinguished not by the band's hooks but by its precision -- they grind their riffs into the ground, never alleviating their intensity. Manic Compression isn't as murky as Quicksand's major-label debut and it contains tighter, better-constructed songs, all of which makes the band's deliberate lack of melody excusable. Then again, the point isn't melody -- Quicksand is about sheer sound, in all of its distorted glory. If you like that sound, the album delivers the goods. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 731452656421
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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