La Dispute, is comprised of Jordan Dreyer (vocals), Chad Morgan-Sterenberg (guitar), Adam Vass (bass), Corey Stroffolino (guitar), and Brad Vander Lugt (drums). Today, the band has released 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). 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.
From Producer Will Yip:
”In the studio for ‘Panorama’, 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.
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
for the ultimate enhanced listening experience is offered via the band’s webstore, here.