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TOWNSEND DEVIN - Z² (3CD in Slipcase)

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TOWNSEND DEVIN - Z² (3CD in Slipcase)Format: CD / Cat No: 0506860 / Released: 03/11/2014

Track Listing: CD 1 (Sky Blue): 01. Rejoice (04:16) / 02. Fallout (04:30) / 03. Midnight Sun (04:58) / 04. A New Reign (04:52) / 05. Universal Flame (04:39) / 06. Warrior (03:31) / 07. Sky Blue (03:52) / 08. Silent Militia (04:28) / 09. Rain City (07:45) / 10. Forever (03:45) / 11. Before We Die (08:24) / 12. The Ones Who Love (01:32) / CD 2 (Dark Matters - Ziltoid): 01. Z² (03:59) / 02. From Sleep Awake (03:00) / 03. Ziltoidian Empire (06:25) / 04. War Princess (08:17) / 05. Deathray (04:43) / 06. March Of The Poozers (06:24) / 07. Wandering Eye (03:40) / 08. Earth (07:38) / 09. Ziltoid Goes Home (06:20) / 10. Through The Wormhole (03:43) / 11. Dimension Z (06:13) / CD 3 (Dark Matters - without dialogue): 01. Z² (03:54) / 02. From Sleep Awake (03:01) / 03. Ziltoidian Empire (06:22) / 04. War Princess (07:47) / 05. Deathray (04:06) / 06. March Of The Poozers (05:18) / 07. Wandering Eye (03:26) / 08. Earth (07:48) / 09. Ziltoid Goes Home (06:34) / 10. Dimension Z (05:09)

More information: Transcending the boundaries of conventional music releases once again, the newest album by the Devin Townsend Project is a double studio album. This version is the deluxe 3CD digipak with special artwork in embossed silver-foil slipcase.

Devin Townsend - 30 albums into an astonishing career - has now just raised the stakes, bringing to a conclusion of a journey thatstarted 23 years ago, in the form of a new double album incorporating multimedia and a cross section of what he can present as an artist. A search for answers and the discovery of fruitful solutions, through the new project carefully called 'Devin Townsend Presents: Z²'.

This is essentially a follow-up to 2007’s ‘Ziltoid The Omniscient’. “With the old ‘Ziltoid’ record,” muses Hevy Devy, “I wanted to make a point that I could do things for $500, you know, with a drum machine and one microphone and a Line6 pod. But now, listening back to that record, in many ways it sounds like a glorified demo. They say every seven years you cycle through a full change, and ‘Z²’ (‘Ziltoid Squared’) is the original idea magnified extensively.”

This is more in line with a “typical” Devin release: militaristic rhythms and musical puzzles to be solved by the listener, combined with a full second disc of music to follow-up the last DTP album, ‘Epicloud’. The two new discs on ‘Z²’ are individually titled 'Sky Blue' (DTP) and 'Dark Matters' (Ziltoid).