Today, La Dispute release the Blu-ray edition of their critically acclaimed 2019 release Panorama which features the album in 5.1 PCM Surround Sound (24bit/96khz) and Hi-res PCM Stereo (24bit/96khz). This one of a kind release was crafted for the ultimate enhanced listening experience is offered via the band’s webstore, here.
”In the studio for ‘Panorama’, Will Yip said you should be able to stand inside the songs to hear every little thing we tracked—all the bells and whistles and echos and space—then spent a good deal of his free time for the next year making that possibility real,” explains vocalist Jordan Dreyer. “Will’s passion/vision/work, on Blu-Ray with HD digital. Not everyone will have the capability to listen to this properly (I don’t), but to those who can or who collect, it’s special to us, representing the final culmination of a process that started Spring of 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI with the adjective “cinematic” written on a whiteboard, and we’d love it if you listened. All love to you, and to Will Yip, for planting and nurturing this idea from seed to fruit. Forever in debt.”
La Dispute continually push themselves creatively offering unconventional reworkings of their art. The Panorama Blu-ray edition follows the remix version of the album that includes reworkings of the material from Hether Fortune, Kitty, Zeal and Ardor, Peter Broderick, NNAMDÏ and more. Additionally, the band had released an immersive desktop game experience for the record that transported users to a geometric world with intense landscapes and scenery that reflected each track on the record.
Panorama Blu-ray Track Listing
1. ROSE QUARTZ
2. FULTON STREET I
3. FULTON STREET II
4. RHODONITE AND GRIEF
5. ANXIETY PANORAMA
6. IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN
7. VIEW FROM OUR BEDROOM WINDOW
8. FOOTSTEPS AT THE POND
9. THERE YOU ARE (HIDING PLACE)
10. YOU ASCENDANT
Formed 2004 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, La Dispute is responsible for some of the most uncompromising, experimental hardcore music of the last decade. From their 2008 debut Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, to 2011’s Wildlife, to 2015’s Rooms of the House, La Dispute have continually pushed themselves to find new ways to portray some of the most difficult and universally affecting subject matters. The band’s 2018 release, produced by the band in tandem with return producer Will Yip (Quicksand, Braid, Code Orange, Nothing, Title Fight) Panorama is a highly ambitious and deeply affecting body of work that filters narrative storytelling through a personal lens. Most of what happens on Panorama takes place on the route Jordan and his partner would drive from their home in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids to the city of Lowell. Panorama is perhaps La Dispute’s most diverse album so far, combining jazz, rock, slowcore, noise, hardcore among other influences over the span of 10 tracks.
La Dispute is Jordan Dreyer (vocals), Chad Morgan-Sterenberg (guitar), Adam Vass (bass), Corey Stroffolino (guitar), and Brad Vander Lugt (drums).