Originally released as a Double LP in Gatefold Sleeve.
"…in terms of scope and ambition, Modern Jester is Dilloway's War and Peace. It covers practically all of his sonic obsessions, stretching them to lengths at which he can explore every detail and tangent." Marc Masters, Pitchfork.com
"There is a specific production approach to this record that works perfectly on pulling the listener in it. It has the power to transfer and guide the mind through a journey."--- Jackie Farrow, Sonic Escape
"Those that leave the green lungs you, raise the temperature to improbable degrees and hallucinate your death." Bartolome Delmar Huerta, Afterpop (Babel Fish Translation from Spanish)
"Modern Jester" is quite possibly the culmination of everything we've heard from Dilloway that's come before it. A hyper-focused monolithic double LP that distills all past phases of inspiration into a harrowing, but strangely beautiful journey."
-- Fred Thomas, All Music Guide
"From short bursts to long-form, hallucinatory epics, it's a sprawling collection that highlights every facet of Dilloway's considerable arsenal. One of the album's two side-long attacks, Look Over Your Shoulder is a lurid, subtly shifting piece with disembodied vocals and a barrage of extra-terrestrial tones that slithers into your cerebral cortex atop a funeral rhythm."
-- Jeff Conklin, East Villiage Radio
Recorded 2008 - 2011
Finalized July 2011 at Tarker Mills, Oberlin, Ohio
Aaron Dilloway on Tape Loops, Percussion, Synthesizer, Metal, Voice, Tape FX.
Erika Hoffmann - Voice Source: Tremors, After The Showers
Lobo - Voice Source: Body Chaos
The Nevari Butchers (Dilloway, Wyatt Howland, Mick Travis) - Electronic Source: Shatter All Organized Activities
Infinite Psychic Assistance from Twig Harper and Nate Young
Psychotic Dissection Assistance from Tom Darksmith and John Mannion
Mastered By Peter Swanson. Cut By Rashad Becker
In Memory of Ruth & Merrill Herbst, Lee Hoffmann, Jack & Katherine Dilloway
"PEOPLE COULD SCREW UP -- YOU EXPECTED THEM TO -- BUT MACHINES ARE MADE OF FINER STUFF. THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BEGIN TALKING, IN A NEW VOICE, OUT OF THE BLUE, ABOUT DEATH AND WEIRD SHIT LIKE THAT."
-- K.W. JETER
EVERY SECOND OF THIS RECORDING CONTAINS SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES.
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released January 29, 2012