Evol Intent ‎– Era Of Diversion

Evol Intent ‎– SYS 5686, System Recordings ‎– SYS 5686
CD, Album

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1 The Foreword
Featuring – J Messinian*Written-By – J. Fiorella
2 Era Of Diversion 4:18
3 The Curtain Falls
Featuring – The Sound Of Animals FightingWritten-By – The Nightingale, The Walrus
4 South London 3:18
5 Death, Lies & Videotape
Featuring – Cypher LinguisticsWritten-By – T. Placencia
6 Odd Number
Featuring, Producer [Additional] – Ewun, Vicious Circle (3)Written-By – A. Tolba*, J. Stanczak*
7 Awkward Rhythm Of The Dance 1:29
8 8-Bit Bitch (Spor Remix)
Featuring, Producer [Additional] – EwunRemix, Producer [Additional] – SporWritten-By – J. Stanczak*
9 I'm Happy Your Grave Is Next To Mine 5:50
10 5:30 PM 2:44
11 Reality Check
Featuring, Producer [Additional] – EwunWritten-By – J. Stanczak*
12 Smoke & Mirrors
Featuring – Aaron BedardWritten-By – A. Bedard*
13 Mutiny 4:05
14 Double Glock 1:04
15 Dead On Arrival 4:01
16 Gunpowder Plot 3:02
17 Middle Of The Night 5:16
18 The Oscine's Lament 4:15
19 Maybe We'll Dance Tomorrow 4:21

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 20997 56862 4
  • Matrix / Runout: 1729-CD-0601 08-043-12 DISCMASTERS.COM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK13

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
105EIDD01 Evol Intent Era Of Diversion(20xFile, MP3, Album) Not On Label 105EIDD01 US 2008
EILP001 Evol Intent Era Of Diversion(4x12", TP) Evol Intent EILP001 US 2008 Sell This Version
EILP001 Evol Intent Era Of Diversion(4x12") Evol Intent EILP001 US 2008 Sell This Version
EIR5686 Evol Intent Era Of Diversion(19xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Evol Intent EIR5686 US 2008
EIR 5694 Evol Intent Era Of Diversion(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Evol Intent EIR 5694 US 2008


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January 9, 2010

This album is simply astonishing. When I first picked it up I think I was expecting a standard Evol Intent release, which at the time I believed to be alot of glitchy, heavy as hell DnB (which is by no means a bad thing), but I was shocked at what I actually heard. Yes there are a few of the aforementioned heavy as hell DnB tracks, with a particularly impressive remix of '8 Bit Bitch' by the always reliable Spor and an extremely nice collab with Ewun on 'Reality Check', but its when Evol Intent stray from this kind of sound that they really impress in my opinion. I couldnt believe my ears when I heard tracks like 'Im Happy Your Grave Is Next To Mine' with its downright beautiful ambience over a nice relaxed beat, which transforms into an equally beautiful fast paced glitchy monstrosity, or 'Gunpowder Plot' which sees Evol Intent try their hand, with tremendous success, at dubstep. These are but 2 examples of the extent of variety on show here, theres even an Evol Intent approximation of a hiphop track with 'Death, Lies & Videotape', which was another unexpected treat. Maybe it was because I wasn't expecting these deviations from the sound I was accustomed to that these songs stunned me so much, but either way this album showcases the true extent of what Evol Intent are capable of. Absolutly phenomenal stuff.


April 1, 2008
What an album! Last year I raved about DJ Hidden’s massive The Later After release [also my Best of 2007 selection], and now I’m being slapped with Era Of Diversion by a trio out of Atlanta calling themselves Evol Intent. With "love" spelled backwards, the group members are Ashley Jones (The Enemy), Nick Weiller (Knick), and Mike Diasio (Gigantor). You may have seen these names before on some hard d’n’b labels like Barcode Recordings, Renegade Hardware, and of course their own label, Evol Intent. The debut album includes tracks featuring amazing choppy, dark and crispy IDM breaks, solid hardstep drum’n’bass, abstep, and a selection of super tasteful breakcore. The release mixes in tracks featuring the lyrics by J Messinian (James Fiorella) and drilling spitting rhymes by Cypher Linguistics. And that’s not all! We also get a treat from Ewun and a Spor remix. Look, I need just one hard chop to the throat a year. And in 2008 I loose my breath with Era of Diversion. Yet as I grasp for air, moments away from asphyxiation, I get a kick in the groin. These boys just don’t play nice. Seriously. If this is what drum and bass is becoming, then I’m ready, even as I’m lying on the floor in the fetal position. And for god’s sake, spend some money on a woofer and turn that [low frequency loudspeaker] up! In addition to the above mentioned names, pick up this album if you like SPL, Counterstrike, Technical Itch, Limewax, and Current Value.