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Divide And Dissolve


    Divide and Dissolve’s new album, ‘Systemic’, examines the systems that intrinsically bind us, and calls for a system that facilitates life for everyone. It’s a message that fits with the band’s core intention: to make music that honours their ancestors and Indigenous land, to oppose white supremacy, and to work towards a future of Black and Indigenous liberation.

    Like its predecessor, ‘Gas Lit’, ‘Systemic’ was produced by Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

    You can feel the deep intention in Divide and Dissolve’s music. Their dense sound is overwhelmingly heavy; a dissonant pounding of percussion, guitars, piano, synths and saxophone, interwoven with passages of orchestral beauty that give a feeling of respite. ‘Systemic’ is a thick wash of sound, equal parts beauty and anguish and creates a wholly encompassing experience for even a casual listener.

    For fans of Sunn O))), Low, Southern Lord Records.


    Blood Quantum
    Kingdom Of Fear
    (featuring Minori Sanchiz-

    Divide And Dissolve

    Gas Lit - 3 Part Remix

      Multi-dimensional duo divide and dissolve present an intense package of reworkings taken from their highly acclaimed ‘gas lit’ album.

      the ep includes remixes from chelsea wolfe, moor mother and one tba. “collaboration for us means resonance. a means of achieving a deeper understanding” the band explain as to the origins of the project. chelsea wolfe and moor mother add full vocals to their respective reworks.


      1. Far From Ideal (Chelsea Wolfe Remix)
      2. Mental Gymnastics (Moor Mother Remix)
      3. Track 3

      Divide And Dissolve

      Gas Lit

        Multidimensional duo Divide and Dissolve release their third full length studio album ‘Gas Lit’ on Invada Records, produced by Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

        Divide and Dissolve members Takiaya Reed (saxophone, guitar, live effects) and Sylvie Nehill (drums, live effects) create instrumental music that is both heavy and beautiful, classically influenced yet thrillingly contemporary and powerfully expressive and communicative. Their music has the ability to speak without words and utilises frequencies to interact with the naturally occurring resonance.

        ‘We Are Really Worried About You’ presents a formidable saxophone sound giving way to a surge of crushing percussion and heavy guitar riffs. ‘Denial’ is a potent blend of Takiaya’s ominous and unsettling sax that blows wide open into riff city for almost eight glorious minutes. Both tracks encapsulate the message behind the music: to undermine and destroy the white supremacist colonial frameworks and to fight for indigenous sovereignty, black and indigenous liberation, water, earth and indigenous land given back.

        For fans of James Baldwin, Osa Atoe, Adrienne Davies, the ocean and freshwater, breath/breathing, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, Afro futurism, indigenous futurism, indigenous sovereignty, slavery abolition, resistance, the forest, bodies of water, being submerged, the railroad and Ai Ogawa.


        Barry says: At no point throughout 'Gas Lit' do you come away with the impression that they're just having a good time. This is a visceral and intense, but entirely enjoyable fusion of neo-classical timbres with metallic heft and shoegazey walls of sound. Towering and impeccably constructed.


        Prove It
        Did You Have Something To Do With It (ft. Minori Sanchiz-Fung)
        Far From Ideal
        It’s Really Complicated
        Mental Gymnastics
        We Are Really Worried About You

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