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Black Dice is an explosive, radical, and viciously unique rock & roll band. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, the trio is fiercely independent, doggedly disciplined, and uncompromisingly DIY in approach. Brothers Eric and Bjorn Copeland and Aaron Warren have spent over a decade recording, touring, and unleashing their bizarre musical doctrine on audiences the world over. Starting as a loud, ... Read more in Amazon's Black Dice Store

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  • Audio CD (5 July 2004)
  • ASIN: B0002CH8HY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,490,724 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. K. Jones on 16 Aug. 2004
Format: Audio CD
well, maybe not kittens, but this is again another total breakdown of all that black dice has done before. gone are the brutal screams and layers of noise. gone are the psycadelic noodlings and tin cans. and in come the bleeps and blips of the local deformed feline population
in other words, its totally different to beaches and canyons. this time there seems to be a more relaxed and chilled approach. the band are as loose as can be, yet the structure is still there. The stunning track on here is creature. during the eight miutes, this track goes from basic electronica topounding tribal drums to purring animals and the rustling of branches. its like the soudtrack to a jungle treck, yet its not at the same time. and like all black dice releases, its so so organic. somehow its not right, but somehow its totally perfect. with each release black dice seem to be hurtling closer and closer towards the sky...not looking where they are going, always arriving in the wrong place and direction, yet somehow quite satisfied with the music that has emerged along the way.
and i think thats really clever...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Cox on 5 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
As with their label-mates Xinlisupreme, there is always a great sense of mystery about receiving a brand-new Black Dice release because you really have no idea what to expect next. Though some of these recordings date back to 2001, "Creature Comforts" is a natural and welcome progression following "Beaches & Canyons" and the "Miles of Smiles" EP. Gone are the head-scratching wailings and thrashings that made some of their last album such a challenge, but that is not to say that this is a sedate or even ambient record, even though, as ever, Black Dice show themselves capable of some truly blissful music. The highlight for me is the 15-minute centre-piece "Skeleton" (which ranks up there with "Endless Happiness" and "Trip Dude Delay" in my book), but if you're looking for an album as epic as "Beaches & Canyons" was then "Creature Comforts" might disappoint. A number of the tracks here clock in at only a couple of minutes, with the total run-time being 43:46.
This may be the band's strongest release to date. It must still be said that this is resolutely not-for-everyone. Black Dice are one of those bands that I don't play to friends when they come round because it is such an acquired taste, but fans of the avant-garde will probably find much to love here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gareth mcintyre on 12 Feb. 2009
Format: Audio CD
this is weird music....but very cool. lots of blips and strange noises with a few beats thrown in. at one point in the record i thought i was having an audio malfunction. i own two black dice albums now and highly recommend them both. its inventive stuff that might be hard to dance to. however those of you with an artistic bent or enthusiasm for the avant-garde explorations of german kosmiche experimenters "faust" for example will appreciate this modern, digital embodiment of the genre.
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