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Compass (Deluxe Edition)

23 Oct 2009

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 Oct 2009
  • Label: Accession Records
  • Copyright: 2009 Accession Records
  • Total Length: 1:14:45
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  • ASIN: B002T7LXPI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,335 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blitzwing85 on 12 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album is brilliant. The music is mostly uplifting, electro dance but with dark, sometimes monotonous vocals which really add some atmosphere to the songs.
I'm a fan of other artists such as VNV Nation and Cruxshadows but in my opinion Assemblage 23 stand out as the vocals are better.

Every track is good, and some of the stand out tracks such as 'Spark' are truly brilliant.
I can hear influences from many other artists in this music, even going as far as Skinny Puppy...(listen to the last word of every other verse in 'how can you sleep')

But never does it feel like anything has been copied. It feels fresh and original, but sticks to formulas that work so well. A good recipe.

The bonus/remix tracks (5 of them) are all excellent too so it's worth buying the special edition if you can grab it for a similar price.

I have over 300gb of music spanning every genre you could imagine but this album is up there with my favorites.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Electrostan on 1 Feb 2010
Format: MP3 Download
Fantastic album, dark lyrics combined with great tunes, definitely worth a listen by fans of electronic music and the latest album Bruise is even better!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nibiru2012 on 2 Mar 2010
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Am a fan of assemblage 23 anyway but this is probably one of the best albums Tom Shear has done. Collapse and Spark are outstanding. Love it!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Assemblage 23 is headed in the right direction with Compass 21 Oct 2009
By Marvin L. Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have never been disappointed with Assemblage 23 and this current album is certainly no exception. My only complaint about Assemblage 23 is that Tom Shear is only able to produce so much music. Ever since discovering the Album Failure several years ago, I have had an insatiable hunger for all things Assemblage 23.

This latest album is a triumph, from Smoke all the way through The Cruelest Year. Personally, I really enjoy Tom's signature songs about social unrest and destruction. Compass delivers a healthy dose with Smoke, How can you sleep, and Greed. These songs have a great beat all while making me feel that there is someone who at least shares my view of the world. I cannot get enough of this album.

Assemblage 23 does almost as good a job of examining the outside world as it does the introspection of the self. Alive, Collapse, and The Cruelest Year are prime examples. I could, and have, listened to those songs all day. And then there's Impermanence! A bitter sweet song reminiscent of dysfunctional relationships. So there's plenty for me to relish there.

Assemblage 23 has such a unique sound that I will always be hungry for. My advise if you like electronic music is to buy Tom Shear's stuff. It has been so hard for me to find Artists that I can really enjoy but Assemblage 23 is among the few. In closing, If I could preorder the next album right now I would without a second thought. If you are interested enough in Assemblage 23 to read this review you should buy the album, listen, and enjoy!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Assemblage 23 - Compass 21 Oct 2009
By DJ Deathwish - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There's never been an Assemblage 23 album I didn't enjoy, although there have been some I enjoyed more than others. Compass definitely ranks up there among the best. This is definitely Tom Shear's most daring album to date as it utilizes many unique sounds and compositions and makes for a very diverse and compelling album. I purchased the two disc limited edition from Metropolis and the extra CD is completely worth it. It offers up two remixes and three exclusive songs, all of which are rather good, even the remixes. As a big fan of A23's work, I was more than pleased by this latest offering, there are plenty of floorkilling DJ tracks, a wonderful ballad and each and every song stands on its own. Impressive to say the least.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Keep 'em Coming, Tom! 21 Oct 2009
By G. Loyd - Published on Amazon.com
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Similar to the previous reviews, I discovered Assemblage 23 several years ago on Rant Radio and instantly became a fan of "Failure." Besides having a great and unique sound, Tom's lyrics have always been what's really made me a fan. His vocals have really taken off over the past few releases with a much more confident vocal track. The latest edition to his discography "Compass" is yet my new favorite. Each track has a unique sound and message unlike a lot of EBM artists. I for one am looking forward to the Compass tour!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Album - Very possibly the best A23 yet! 13 Nov 2009
By BorkBorkBork - Published on Amazon.com
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I have enjoyed every Assemblage 23 album, but I have not enjoyed them equally. While I found Storm and Meta to both be very good albums, I found that when I wanted to listen to A23, I usually reached for Defiance, and to a lesser degree Failure and Contempt, first. I expected my reaction would be much the same with this album.

I was pleasantly surprised, however. While it is undeniably the Assemblage 23 I know and love, I feel like there's some real growth here. Tom extends his vocal range here quite a bit, which differentiates the songs nicely. The lyrics combine the introspection of most of his previous work, but with a few more songs pointed at the external world (in the vein of Madman's Dream on Meta).

The music also sounds different, but I can't really put my finger on how, exactly. All the pieces of each song seem to fit together more cleanly, and convey a bit more feeling than previous efforts. And while the overall sound seems a little brighter, it never crosses the line into poppy, and doesn't clash with or overpower the lyrics. In general, the whole effort just feels more mature and well crafted than previous albums.

My biggest complaint with electronic music as a whole is that it can at times tend to feel flat and lifeless. A23 as a whole, and most specifically with Compass, completely overcomes these problems, injecting some real feeling into the proceedings.

All in all, I suppose the biggest indication of success in an album is how much one listens to it, and I have been unable to stop myself from listening to this album repeatedly, which is pretty much the highest praise I can give. I honestly think it has displaced Defiance as my favorite. Definitely highly recommended!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Compass- The right direction 22 Oct 2009
By Christopher Dimauro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I just listened to compass for the first time, both discs. heres my review:
Ratings.
Compass: 5/5
Spark single: 4/5

Music like this does not come every day. Once again, Tom Shear ( Assemblage 23) has pushed the boundaries of EBM , Trance and electronic music.His vocals are once again very good and his singing style has also evolved over time, His lyrics are very heartfelt and emotionally strong. His last record, Meta, was an experimental album but still appeals to hard core A23 fans. Compass does Meta right.Compass is even more experimental than its predecessor. The album starts off with smoke, A highly danceable song with cool riffs and rythyms. throughout the record there are many slow and melodic songs, as well as hard hitting songs that will soon be dance club favorites. Standouts from Compass are: Smoke, How can you sleep, Spark, Alive, Greed and Grind.

The bonus disc contains 3 more songs and 2 remixes. well worth it. I give cmpass a 5 out of 5. It is a highly danceable album that should appeal to all Tom's fans, new and old. For the old fans, we know of Toms music and like the way Assemblage 23 has grew over time. For the new fans even though this album is very good and should definately buy it, I recomend storm and meta to get used to the new A23 sound.

Spark single:
While many fans do not like remixes, spark still does not dissapoint. On the cd is the single spark, Helicopter girl, and the poison moon as well as 2 remixes. worth the wait for compass.

-EDIT-
This review is unfinished, i need to listen to compass and the spark single one more time.
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