Cognitive Dissonance

by Vestige

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Jesse Wells
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Jesse Wells Take note: Mike is an extremely talented dude. Its like reading a great book wondering how the hell the author thought all that up! This is painfully creative album, with melody and rhythmic chaos endlessly at war. When it all comes together it’s like the constellations have aligned. Favorite track: Russell's Teapot.
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This is the result of 3-4 years evolution of my song-writing/music production. While I in no way think the music or production provided are mind-blowing or groundbreaking, I am proud of it. Enough so that I am willing to set it free into the ether with the potential of being shot down or recognized. I hope if you have the patience to listen to this thing from end to end that you will connect with it in some way and gain something from the experience.

Cheers, and to the next great adventure.

Mike D.

all music written, produced, mixed and mastered by Michael DeMeritt. Drum parts on "Input" inspired by sessions with Jesse Wells.


released March 7, 2014

Thanks to my brother Joe for always setting musical landmarks for me to follow. To my sister and parents for passing a love and appreciation of music to me. To Jesse Wells for always making me think (possibly falsely) that I make good music and giving me enough support to see this through. To any and all musicians I've known that have helped me hone my skills. To any and all musicians I admire for keeping me on the eternal path toward enlightenment. Much thanks to Sam Metcalfe for providing all the mind-bending artwork seen in connection with this release.



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Vestige Binghamton, New York

One man and his metallic musical endeavors.

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