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Limited Edition black vinyl LP.  Damage Mécanique was recorded by Evan Schiller, mixed by Randall Dunn at Figure 8 in Brooklyn, NY and mastered by Alan Jones at Laminal Audio, Tracyton, WA. Pressed at Gotta Groove Records. Edition of 500. LP download included after purchase.


Damage Mécanique thrusts the listener into a malfunctioning industrial sci-fi soundscape. Trance inducing guitars beckon with haunting wails, high-tension wires spin and spit with a crackling hiss. Circular kosmische rhythms and anxiety-drenched beats destroy and rebuild around fractured melodies and noise. The band oxidizes and melts into experimental post-punk and acousmatic environments as hypnotic groove and vertigo copulate in cinematic assemblage.


Drawing from elements of film noir, psychedelic exotica, experimental rock, deviant surf and musique concrète, Diminished Men refocus their influences into something entirely unique. Collaged with menacing electricity, the raw materials are broken up and reassembled in their crude private facility.  The group has spent more than a decade crafting their style and have established themselves as an integral part of Seattle’s underground music scene.


Produced by Diminished Men and Evan Schiller

Recorded by Evan Schiller at Zulu Sound, Seattle, WA

Additional recording by Diminished Men

Mixed by Randall Dunn at Figure 8, Brooklyn, NY 

except Wet Moon and Silver Halides, mixed by Dave Abramson 

Mastered by Alan Jones at Laminal Audio, Tracyton, WA


All music by Diminished Men

Steve Schmitt - guitars

Dave Abramson - drums, percussion, drum programming

Simon Henneman - bass VI, bass, guitar 

with Gregg Keplinger - percussion on Spy


Cover art by Lauren Rodriguez

Band photo by Anthony Rigano

Tape transfer collages by Mark Sullo

Art direction by Diminished Men  

Design by John Hubbard |


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Diminished Men - Damage Mécanique LP

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