I Wouldn't If You Didn't

Album: Option Paralysis (2010)
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  • Bassist Liam Wilson told The Associated Press about math-rock/free-jazz convergence, which features veteran jazz rock pianist Michael Garson, who made his name with his contributions to David Bowie's Aladdin Sane album. Said Wilson: "The title recalls the stale debate every relationship is perversely built upon: the drama trap of justifying one's actions against another's. A cameo from pianist Michael Garson keeps this one moody in all the right places. It's easily one of the fastest Dillinger tracks ever unleashed, segueing into total chaos only to be reborn and tested in its own seductive embers. If the closing line, 'Suffering is love' doesn't send chills down even the most warm-blooded spine, I'd check for a pulse again. Guitar geeks are going to have fun transcribing this one."

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