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Atmospheres of Metal (digital download​/​stream)

by Dumb & the Ugly

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Owen Keenan
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Owen Keenan I got so excited on seeing this up on Bandcamp that I bought it immediately, forgetting I already own it on CD. So good, that I bought it twice. ;)
Michael Sheridan
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Michael Sheridan A 30th Anniversary Re release of Atmospheres of Metal. Originally released as a Ltd Ed CD Dr Jims records 1992.

Dark Rock and even darker

Jason Vassallo croons harder than Elvis !..!_ Favorite track: Baby Bites Back.
Jim Glaspole
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Jim Glaspole Dumb & the Ugly got together with a few friends (Mia, Ollie and Jason) to make this album, released on Dr Jim's Records in 1992. It has some great tracks, and it straddles experimental rock, prog, and metal in an intriguing way. Favorite track: Lazy Eight.
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I Feel Free 08:03
Lie 05:35
Lunacy 145° 06:13
Lazy Eight 06:32
Knife Ladder 06:35
Sweet Breath 02:48


A unique set of dark rock tracks shadowed by their ambient mixes.

Ambience created via guitar and bass sampling, applied in real time and multi tracked. Noise tapes created by John Murphy.

Recorded 1992 at Hot House, St Kilda, Melbourne Australia.


released July 24, 2022

Michael Sheridan - guitar & stomps
David Brown - bass guitar & stomps
John Murphy - drums, noise tapes

Mia Stone - vocals on I Feel Free and Lie
Ollie Olsen - turntables on Atmosphere 145°
Jason Vassallo - vocals on Baby Bites back and Sweet Breath

Recorded by Loki Lockwood and Des Amos.
Recording assisted by Chris Powell and Bruce Curnow.

Mixed and additional engineering by Simon Polinski

Cover design and Artwork by David Brown
Calligraphy by Jiri Tibor Novak

Originally released as a Ltd Ed. CD in 1992 - DR JIM 6

This 30th Anniversary release 2022, Zenith Wa records - ZWR_16


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Dumb & the Ugly Melbourne, Australia

The band formed in Melbourne,1987. EP 1 was our first release on vinyl as a mini LP, 1990.The second release was a CD titled 'Atmospheres of Metal' 1992, a 7" single titled 'Blue Monk/Lazy 8', 1991. Tracks were also contributed to compilation albums.

EP 1. is a digital download. EP 1. plus is a CD including nu-mixes. 'Atmospheres of Metal' available now as a digital download.
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