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Sparta - Wiretap Scars

Sparta - Wiretap Scars
Performer: Sparta
Genre: Rock
Title: Wiretap Scars
MP3 album size: 1479 mb
FLAC album size: 2500 mb
Style: Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore
Country: UK
Released: 2002
Catalog number: 450 393-2
Label: DreamWorks Records


1Glasshouse Tarot5:13
3Red Alibi3:42
4Echodyne Harmonic3:57
5Light Burns Clear4:24
7Vacant Skies (UK Bonus Track)3:55
9Sans Cosm3:59
10RX Coup3:14
11Assemble The Empire3:02
12Cut Your Ribbon3:04


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
0044-50366-2Sparta Wiretap Scars ‎(CD, Album)DreamWorks Records0044-50366-2US2002
450 366-2Sparta Wiretap Scars ‎(CD, Album)DreamWorks Records450 366-2UK & Europe2002
noneSparta Wiretap Scars ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, Adv)DreamWorks Records, PolydornoneFrance2002
450 366-2Sparta Wiretap Scars ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)DreamWorks Records 450 366-2RussiaUnknown
STA2141Sparta Wiretap Scars ‎(Cass, Album)DreamWorks RecordsSTA2141Japan2003


  • A&RRon Handler
  • A&R [A&R Coordinator]Jennifer Wicks
  • ArtworkDoug Cunningham, Jason Noto
  • CelloFinn Mannich
  • EngineerJoe McGrath
  • Engineer [2nd Engineer]Alex Aligizakis
  • Engineer [Assistant]Kristina Ardron
  • Keyboards, Guitar [Live Guitar]Gabriel Gonzalez
  • Legal [Davis, Shapiro, Montone And Hayes]Ian Montone
  • Management [Black Sheep Fellowship]Blaze James
  • Mastered ByBrian "Big Bass" Gardner
  • Mixed By [Mix Assistant]Jeff Moses
  • Performer [Sparta Is:]Jim, Matt, Paul, Tony
  • Producer, Mixed ByJerry Finn
  • Promotion [Marketing]Steve Rosenblatt
  • Recorded By [Assistant: Cherokee Studios]Matt Petrich
  • Recorded By [Assistant: H.o.b. Studios]Kevin Meeker
  • Technician [Drum Tech]Mike Fasano
  • Written-BySparta


Recorded to Tape at Armoury Studios, Vancouver B.C. - January to March of 2002.
Additional recording was done at House Of Blues Studios, Encino, CA. and Cherokee Studios, Hollywood.
Mixed at Larrabee East Studios, L.A.
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, L.A.

Made in the E.U.


  • Barcode: 0 600445 039322
  • Matrix / Runout: 4503932 04 6
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 04C9
  • Label Code: LC07266
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – SKG Music LLC
  • Copyright (c) – SKG Music LLC
  • Licensed From – SKG Music LLC
  • Licensed To – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Made By – Universal M & L, UK
  • Published By – Airstation7
  • Published By – Imposto
  • Published By – Altachroma



Wiretap Scars is an album by Sparta, released on August 13, 2002 on DreamWorks Records and peaked at number 71 on the Billboard 200. Only months separated this release from their debut EP Austere. The album is greatly influenced by the music of At the Drive-In, with whom most of Sparta's members originally played before their split in 2001. The vocals and track naming in particular reflect At the Drive-In's Relationship of Command, the last album made by the group. This is in contrast to the music of. Sparta's debut EP showed promise, but Wiretap Scars is a sound reward. It fills the void where At the Drive-In was with focused post-hardcore frazzle, leaving the relentless experimentation to Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez in Mars Volta and focusing instead on a terse melodic sense. Wiretap Scars is accessible, but on Sparta's own terms. Mye and Cataract return from the EP the reflective Echodyne Harmonic has been more fully realized. Because of this, Wiretap Scars does lack some of the screamy immediacy of Relationship of Command, but it's certainly more balanced. That Ward's frantic guitar lines haven't changed much since the last time he went down on record won't make any headlines, and since his guitar sets the tone for the majority of the album- well, you Young Sherlock Holmeses have probably already solved that mystery. Scars seldom slows its pace, receding only a couple of times for a mid-tempo breather, and, to put it in as direct terms as possible, it's damn fun. Album 2002 12 Songs. More By Sparta. See Scars. Sparta - Wiretap Scars 2002. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Alternative Rock Indie Rock Experimental. Songs in album Sparta - Wiretap Scars 2002. Sparta - Cut Your Ribbon. Sparta - Air. Sparta - Mye. Sparta - Collapse. Sparta - Sans Cosm. Sparta - Light Burns Clear. Well, 'Wiretap Scars' has an overall different feel and mood compared to 'Porcelain'. Where the latter seems much more melancholic and in parts ambient, quite some songs on 'Wiretap Scars' have a much more rougher feeling and musical build up. But also the slower and more quiet songs differ, as more instruments are used. Like cello-like strings on 'Collapse' for example, or the elctronic like intro to 'Cataract'. Band: Sparta Album: Wiretap Scars Release date: August 13, 2002 Label: Dreamworks Records Sparta is: Bass: Matt Miller Guitar: Paul Hinojos Drum: Scars. Post Hardcore. Band Name Sparta USA. Album Name Wiretap Scars. Type Album. Released date 13 August 2002. Labels Geffen. Music StylePost Hardcore. Members owning this album3. Cut Your Ribbon. Wiretap Scars, 2002. Cut Your Ribbon, 03:04. Air, 03:57. Mye, 03:39. Collapse, 04:16. Sans Cosm, 03:59. Light Burns Clear, 04:24. Wiretap Scars. Sparta Format: Audio CD. Please retry. Not so. While hairy frontman Cedric Bixler and guitarist Omar Rodriguez did, indeed, venture into weirdo space jazz under the name the Mars Volta, guitarist Jim Ward, bassist Paul Hinojos, and drummer Tony Hajjar stay on course as Sparta. Wiretap Scars echoes the reckless beauty of the trio's former band
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