When I first heard about Disperse, I thought they would be just another TesseracT/djent
band and nothing more. It seems nowadays there are a lot of bands occupying the
ground on which Disperse are treading. But it isn't that simple. Sure, the band has a clear fascination with TesseracT
-- I've even seen their name spelled "DispersE" -- but they are not a clone. They have elements of TesseracT but also some of the technicality of Animals
as Leaders and the cleverness of Between the Buried and Me.
Diperse sound like themselves more than anything. The band never attacks you like those other bands seem to do. They would rather invite you on a trippy ride. They are a very positive band, musically and lyrically. Look at the song titles for the proof. Sure, they use those dreaded djent riffs, but they are not as enamored with them as one might assume. They are just as apt to pull a jazz lick (see Butoh) or blow you away with melody ("Message
from Atlantis" is one of many that do that). It's amazing that a young band from Poland is not trying to sound like Riverside but still has some Rush and Pink Floyd influences. Disperse is just more careful how they reveal them.
Living Mirrors is a very catchy album but also
quite layered. There are soothing instrumentals along with very uplifting powerful,
epic tracks. The band seem to have a very good idea of what they want to do. Hopefully they smooth out their djent
edges, because there's so much more they can do. Living Mirrors is an album that grows on you and is one you can readily put on when you aren't sure what you want to listen to. It always delivers! I'm looking forward to more from Disperse.