Disappearance In A Minor Role

by Dumbsaint

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diskant Dumbsaint's film “Panorama, in ten pieces” has been so outstanding that I will probably buy every film from Dumbsaint. Seems that their films all relate to the same phenomenon: substitution of reality by a dream-like world: nightmarish and brutal. Somehow Dumbsaint's 'Panorama' even reminds me a little bit of Luis Buñuel.

In 'Panorama' this nightmarish world eventually vanishes, but I think, in 'real' life it will take many, many years for virtual reality to really disappear.
Zachary Wattus
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Zachary Wattus Dumbsaint are one of the coolest, most ambitious bands I know of. Who else would release all their music alongside films that they themselves have put together? Favorite track: Minor Disappearances.
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J. Disappearance In A Minor Role creates an intensely dark and brooding atmosphere, akin to that of late-night inner-city suburbia. This is further reinforced through the immensely powerful short films that go hand-in-hand with this album. One of the best releases of 2014 in both music and film. Favorite track: Minor Disappearances.
Brendan Sloan
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Brendan Sloan Eerie, evocative, entrancing. Hints of Barn Owl, Earth and Tim Hecker. Watch it with the films or the experience is incomplete. Favorite track: Introductions.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    This download package includes 14 extended tracks from and inspired by the film, including twenty minutes of new music from Part I, plus all the tracks from Part III and II. Also included are a selection of behind-the-scenes photographs from the filming of Part II and l, courtesy of Christina Mishell Maras.

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 7 Dumbsaint releases available on Bandcamp and save 40%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Panorama, in ten pieces., Disappearance In A Minor Role - Part I: Gabrielle, Disappearance In A Minor Role, Disappearance In A Minor Role - Part II: Sara, Disappearance In A Minor Role - Part III: Celeste, The Auteur, and Something That You Feel Will Find Its Own Form. , and , .

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  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Exquisitely packaged cassette tape with 3-panel J-card, in a custom designed box with hot-foil lettering, featuring all the tracks from Part III, II and I, plus one bonus track.

    Australian stock sold out. International stock sold out.


    Includes unlimited streaming of Disappearance In A Minor Role via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Disappearance In A Minor Role ​DVD/CD
    DVD + Digital Album


    ​- ​DVD: All 3 ​​Disappearance films, their trailers, a​ filmmaking​ featurette, The Auteur and a previously unreleased short film set to Setec's 2013,​​ 'Auteur Down A Well' remix.

    - CD: All 14 Disappearance tracks.

    - Digital and video behind-the-scenes photo galleries.

    ​- ​Limited edition, hand​-​mad​e, cut and numbered​ by the band.​ These will not be re-printed.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Disappearance In A Minor Role via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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"(Disappearance in a Minor Role) is gorgeous". - www.cvltnation.com

"Break its endosymbiotic relationship from the visual side of the film and the music in each part holds up as it shifts through tension, moodiness, melancholy, anxiety, apprehension, despair and more in what is essentially a more downtempo and drone manifestation of the post metal found on their album or in The Auteur". - www.echoesanddust.com

“It’s your job to make the fiction real. Be creative,” says one character to another in...the third installment of Dumbsaint‘s video triptych. And that’s exactly what the Sydney band has been doing all these months: releasing a work of intrigue. These days, it’s harder to get noticed in any creative field; other artists should learn a lesson from this release, as the extra effort pays off". - www.acloserlisten.com


"Four women become involved with a mysterious organisation that purports to connect them with acting roles they can truly “disappear” into. The short film series focuses on three of these aspiring actresses – Gabrielle, Sara and Celeste – as their stories diverge and realign, looking at the dramatic ways in which each of their lives are altered by this strange experience. As the women experiment with their new characters and fight to escape old bonds, we learn more about the enigmatic company and gradually discover just how far it will go in order to maintain authenticity. Disappearance In A Minor Role is a three-part film series about reinventions and reprisals. A story of luck, loose ends and the sinister underside of ambition".

The enigmatic first and second instalments, Part III: Celeste and Part II: Sara, were released online in March and May respectively. Deliberately released in reverse order, the final piece, Part l: Gabrielle, acts as both beginning and end to Disappearance In A Minor Role – answering many of the puzzling questions raised throughout the unfolding film series, while inevitably prompting some new ones. Written, filmed and edited entirely by us, complete film is the result of 90 hours of location shooting and 450 hours of editing over twelve months. This marks a turning point, not only in completing the elaborate, fragmented narrative of the Disappearance In A Minor Role series, but setting a new technical standard for our film work.

Watch Part I: Gabrielle - vimeo.com/100251502
Watch Part II: Sara - vimeo.com/92667092
Watch Part III: Celeste - vimeo.com/86924061


released August 8, 2014

Dumbsaint is:
Ron Prince - Guitar
Michael Tokar - Another Guitar
James Thomas - Bass
Nick Andrews - Drums

Part III
Recorded at Top End Sound Studios, Sydenham, July 2013
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By Daniel Arena

Part II
Recorded at The Lairhouse, Banksmeadow, November 2013
Recorded by Aaron Dart, Daniel Lawrence & Stephen Helman
Mixed & Mastered by Stephen Helman

Part I
Recorded at Top End Sound Studios, Sydenham, February 2014
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By Dylan Mitrovich

All music by Dumbsaint
Additional Production By Dumbsaint
Layout by Ron Prince
​Film ​By Dumbsaint



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Dumbsaint Sydney, Australia

Dumbsaint is a four-piece instrumental band from Sydney, Australia. They combine cinematic music with original narrative film projections, performed in synch. Utilising the screen on stage as an integral 5th member, the band seeks to present an installation where sound and image interact in unexpected ways. ... more

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