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  • Audio CD (20 Jun. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B004Z5BYD8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,746 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Praise The LoweredDevin Townsend Projekt 5:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. StandDevin Townsend Projekt 9:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. JuularDevin Townsend Projekt 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Planet Of The ApesDevin Townsend Projekt10:59£1.99  Buy MP3 
  5. SumeriaDevin Townsend Projekt 6:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. The Mighty MasturbatorDevin Townsend Projekt16:28£1.99  Buy MP3 
  7. PandemicDevin Townsend Projekt 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. DeconstructionDevin Townsend Projekt 9:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. PoltergeistDevin Townsend Projekt 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Devin TOWNSEND Deconstruction CD

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Gorman on 26 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is sonic bliss. Huge, over-the-top, heavy, brutal and beautiful in equal measure. I love Devin's harmonic choices, lovely extended chords, all very impressionistic and puts one in mind of Debussy and Ravel - two fine composers with fine haircuts, and no mistake.

The fact that so few "songs" on this album follow a traditional intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-solo-chorus-fade structure won't put anyone off who has a well-developed appreciation of modern music. On the other hand, if you came looking for In Flames or Metallica then maybe this won't be a welcome addition to your CD collection.

It's crammed full of ideas and ornate details, along with crushing production values and a full orchestra that fits in just swell, making Deconstruction one dandy musical experience.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen W. Payne on 21 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Just finished my first listen of Deconstruction (approx 70 mins running time), at a rather loud volume and in one sitting.

Despite been captivated by the build up in the music press over the last 2-3 months prior to its release and having read a handful of positive reviews, I was not prepared for just how dense/layered this album is, it really needs your full attention to be able to to absorb. In fact, as the album progresses it only gets faster and more intense - I was exhausted by the end of the album. No doubt it will take many listens to fully appreciate.

The two main elements I feel set this album apart are the sheer complexity of the arrangements (descriptions of Devin Townsend being a genius are tired yet true) and the awesome full orchestration throughout the album. The numerous guest spots (Opeth, Emperor, DEP, etc) are interesting but non-obtrusive; Devin is centre point and the star of the show throughout.

I'm listening to the blissful Ghost album now, perhaps just to recover from Deconstruction. Ghost is fantastic, and it should be noted at the polar opposite end of extremity as Deconstruction. Also, just to note that my copy of Deconstruction (bought as part of the 'Calm and the Storm' pack, with the Ghost album) included a download card for 4 songs from Ghost 2.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richy123 on 23 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Excellent record. I've had it a couple of weeks now. At first listen it seemed exhausting but on repeated listens it shines. The complexity and sheer number of parts in each track is brilliant. It really needs to be sat down and properly listened to. Dev's singing the best it has been for ages and thankfully (for me) the guest appearances don't impact too much on the songs.

Its not a record for everyone though; listeners of his previous work will love it but most average music listeners will be baffled and even the average metal fan will probably be put off by the random instruments, arrangements and song structure.

Despite not being consistenty heavy like the SYL albums its probably a more extreme and challenging record. And I love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By perceive on 6 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
To be honest I was not looking forward to this album as much as a number of others this year, nor, indeed, as much as the other albums even in this four album release by Devin Townsend.

Initial thoughts
The first few listens I found this difficult, there is a lot going on musically, very dense layering. But what actually put me off was Devin's feel, this album is in a lot of parts very manic. After I got used used to this edge of sanity application to music I started to appreciate the album so much more and it would not have been the unique voice of Devin Townsend without it.

The Good..
Praise The Lowered, Stand, Juular, Sumeria are all excellent, dense, frightening, relaxing, absorbing, funny, grim, entertaining and gripping in turns (and sometimes all at once).
They showcase in a way unique to this album something that has been displayed on Ki, Ghost and Addicted in their own way. There are calm parts with DT's inately musical voice, followed by passages of insanity with growls, grunts, amid a chorus of voices that add to an already overwhelming sonic environment and vice versa.

The in between..
Every other track on the album falls into this range. There are no bad tracks, just tracks that get more or less plays than the others.

The Bad..
The only things I can be really picky with are that the album is maybe too long. It is an intense listen and at over 70 minutes can be quite challenging. I found I needed to work up to listening to it end to end while still giving it my full attention.

Production
Awesome. One of the best I have heard in recent times. Amazingly dense. Insanely so. Yet nothing is lost due to this.
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Format: Audio CD
I have to be honest - this album is hard work.

It will be interesting to see how often I listen to it in a year's time. This really is a challenge from the off.

You cannot get past the fact that DT is doing something that noone else is doing, and in an age when so many bands sound exactly the same, Devin is absolutely unmistakable. However when I see the word 'project' in a band title, I get that niggling worry that not all of it is going to be good. Ki was near the knuckle at times, but this is by some distance the most 'projecty' of the 4.

There is nothing as annoying as someone going out of their way to be whacky. Devin tried it on Ziltoid and it grates again here: the cheeseburger reference, a few whacky voiceovers (see tracks 6 and 8), constant tuneless (but technically superb, I am sure) Zappa/Vai guitar twiddles, whacky vocals here and there, and the all-time low - a fart noise. In fact at times it seems like he has thrown all the worst parts from his earlier albums into a blender and tipped it up throughout the album.

And yet it all still works.
The weaving in of a full orchestra + choir is astonishingly powerful, and the many good bits seem to somehow qualify the tuneless bits which you have just sat through asking yourself 'where is this going?'
Certainly it is not an album which can be broken down into small chunks. You have no chance of finding a 'Christine' or 'Hyperdrive' in amongst this soup
It may be very heavy and very fast in parts, but never comes accross as angry and these parts are more than balanced by the layered harmonic parts which interweave them. There are very few hooks which hang in your ears, and practically none that you could sing to, but there is so much going on, that you need to know more, somehow.
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