Sparta - Wiretap Scars mp3 album
Wiretap Scars is an album by Sparta, released on August 13, 2002 on DreamWorks Records and peaked at number 71 on the Billboard 200. Only months separated this release from their debut EP Austere. The album is greatly influenced by the music of At the Drive-In, with whom most of Sparta's members originally played before their split in 2001. The vocals and track naming in particular reflect At the Drive-In's Relationship of Command, the last album made by the group
Sparta's debut EP showed promise, but Wiretap Scars is a sound reward. It fills the void where At the Drive-In was with focused post-hardcore frazzle, leaving the relentless experimentation to Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez in Mars Volta and focusing instead on a terse melodic sense. Mye" and "Cataract" return from the EP; the reflective "Echodyne Harmonic" has been more fully realized
Because of this, Wiretap Scars does lack some of the screamy immediacy of Relationship of Command, but it's certainly more balanced. That Ward's frantic guitar lines haven't changed much since the last time he went down on record won't make any headlines, and since his guitar sets the tone for the majority of the album- well, you Young Sherlock Holmeses have probably already solved that mystery
By: Sparta (2002, Rock).
Wiretap Scars is an album by Sparta, released on August 13, 2002 on DreamWorks Records and peaked at on the Billboard 200. The vocals and track naming in particular reflect At the Drive-In's Relationship of Command, the last album made by the group.
Wiretap Scars (CD, Album). Wiretap Scars (CDr, Album, Promo, Adv). DreamWorks Records, Polydor.
Sparta Wiretap Scars. by Damrod EMERITUS June 30th, 2005 57 replies. Release Date: 2002 Tracklist. This is the first full lenghth CD that Sparta released, and some say it's the better one of the two (compared to the latest CD 'Porcelain') different.
Post Hardcore Sparta (USA). Band Name Sparta (USA). Album Name Wiretap Scars.
|1||Cut Your Ribbon||3:04|
|6||Light Burns Clear||4:24|
|12||Assemble The Empire||3:01|
- Distributed By – Universal Music & Video Distribution, Corp.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – SKG Music LLC
- Copyright (c) – SKG Music LLC
- Recorded At – Armoury Studios
- Recorded At – House Of Blues Studios, Encino
- Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
- Mixed At – Larrabee East
- Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
- A&R – Ron Handler
- A&R [Coordinator] – Jennifer Wicks
- Artwork – Doug Cunningham, Jason Noto
- Cello – Finn Mannich*
- Engineer – Joe McGrath
- Engineer [2nd Engineer] – Alex Aligizakis
- Engineer [Assistant] – Kristina Ardron
- Legal – Ian Montone
- Management – Blaze James
- Mastered By – Brian "Big Bass" Gardner*
- Producer, Mixed By – Jerry Finn
- Recorder [Assistant] – Kevin Meeker, Matt Petrich
- Technician [Drums] – Mike Fasano
- Written-By – Sparta
NotesMix Assistant: Jeff Moses
Marketing: Steve Rosenblatt
Gabriel Gonzalez plays keyboards and guitar on live shows.
Recorded to tape at Armoury Studios - January to March of 2002.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 0044-50366-2 8
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|450 393-2||Sparta||Wiretap Scars (CD, Album)||DreamWorks Records||450 393-2||UK||2002|
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|STA2141||Sparta||Wiretap Scars (Cass, Album)||DreamWorks Records||STA2141||Japan||2003|