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What's The Use?

by TheUse

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a gorgeous 6-panel digipack case, with artwork by Brian Bolanowski.

    Includes unlimited streaming of What's The Use? via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Time Burton 03:58
Dying Breed 03:50
Ripe 04:06
Halo Alchemy 01:54


Your listening experience is valued and guaranteed. Let me take you on a saga. It's contained on this piece of media for you to consume and revisit time and time again. When you listen to this media on your compact disc player, you'll hear all sorts of sonics, subtonics, supersonics, and ultrasonics, and in variation. A team of highly qualified researchers developed this product and have worked tirelessly for months to ensure that you will have a 4 dimensional experience time after time. All of us here send our regards and thank you for your company.

-Johnsonville Audio Recording INC
369 Sentennial Avenue
Van Nuys, California

A short introduction from mixing engineer Billy Perez:

You're going to dial in "The Use" Its going to be a real treat for you. Listen to the movement in the arrangements of the thing. Wow. Its something else. You've just been blown out into sweat beads. Your body has just exploded into a human shaped sweat droplet figure and as quickly as it was there, its a puddle on the floor. Now, as water, you are able to accept the sound waves and turn them into your own tidal pattern. Now that you are a puddle of water, the sound you are being exposed to is actually making waves in your physical form. Or has it always been this way? You've jammed some micro drivers into your ear holes. Or maybe your listening on your home vibration machine. Your liquid form is crashing on the shore. You're listening to The Use, you're turning into a whirlpool. It feels wonderful."


released February 17, 2014

Label: Alrealon Musique, Pas Musique curated series

All instruments, composition and production by Michael Durek except,
Where ya been composed by Michael Durek and Mark Weinberg
Bird Song composed by Michael Durek and Rachel Mason
Where ya been co-produced by Billy Perez
Additional percussion on Slim’s Pursuit and Aunt Joanne’s Metaphysics by Jay Van Dyke
Vocals on Where Ya Been by Mark T. Weinberg
Vocals on Bird Song by Rachel Mason
Mixing Engineer: Billy Perez at iiwii studios
Mastered by: Tarekith at Inner Portal Studio
Album art by Brian Bolanowski


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TheUse Jersey City, New Jersey

"When it comes to sounds, The Use's ear is incredible... I see a bright future ahead" - Kmack the producer (Beyonce, P. Ditty, Missy Elliot)

Beats, synths, theremins, and sampled sounds recorded from Durek's everyday life that stretches from glitch-hop to IDM and Psych Pop.

Touring from La to Nyc to Mumbai and beyond, over 200 hours of production to bring forth the debut full length album.
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