Digital Exile is:
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Tyler Maynard
Produced by Luke Chase and Gabe Chase
Album Cover Art and Design by Becky Maynard
Songs written by Luke Chase
Lyrics to "The Crasher" and "The Words" written by Benjamin J. Chase
Guitar solo on "Lost Melody" performed by Brad Chase
Trumpet on "The Crasher" performed by Ted Samodel
Additional Vocals on "Subformation" by East German Men's Choir
released August 10, 2016
Special thanks to: Tyler and Becky Maynard for artistically collaborating with us on this endeavor, Ted Samodel, Heather and Chelsey Chase, Brad "The Rev" Chase and Janet Chase, Carl and Melissa Otten.
When brothers Gabe (drums) and Luke Chase (guitar, vocals) were in high school, they began writing and playing music together. This led to numerous home recordings and much enjoyment in their musical creations. Over the years, they compiled songs and continued to develop their craft, eventually deciding to form a band.
Looking to fill out the ensemble, Gabe and Luke soon welcomed their close friends Kristian Otten (keyboards, bgvs, etc) and Jonny Hopwood (lead vocals, guitar). Both new members added their own unique skill sets.
Together, they form Digital Exile, a progressive rock band based primarily in Southeastern Connecticut. Their influences range widely across the rock genre, from Incubus and Thrice to more progressive acts like Karnivool, Porcupine Tree and Tool. Musically, the band creates an organic, sonic atmosphere composed of heavy riffs, soaring choruses, and instrumental solos. They aim to walk the tightrope of writing music that is both accessible and in line with the traditions of progressive rock.
It is with great excitement that Digital Exile has just released their 3rd album, “Dissolving Reality,” and it is available on itunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play, and other online platforms. This album shows the maturity of the band, both as musicians and lyricists. “Dissolving Reality” took more time in studio than the previous 2 albums combined, and the band members took more time to explore the structure and potential of each song.
Ultimately, it is an end product they are happy with. Listeners will undoubtedly notice the influence of bands like Tool and Dream Theater in tracks like “New Spectrum” and “The Words.” They will notice influences of bands like Incubus in tracks like the title track, and even hints of Thrice’s Alchemy Index in “The Crasher.” Musically, they wrote this album as a sort of "love letter" to some their biggest influences, while maintaining a sound that is still very much their own.
Did they succeed? Listen and judge for yourself.
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