The two became friends and Paul Mac worked on the subsequent Silverchair albums Neon Ballroom, Diorama and Young Modern. The two worked on the experimental I Can't Believe It's Not Rock EP released in 2000. In mid 2003, Daniel Johns and Paul Mac got together to produce the album recording the basic tracks in London and finishing it off in Sydney and Newcastle. The pair produced all the instrumental tracks and vocals themselves with Johns writing the lyrics and recording them in Newcastle. The pair described the music and lyrics in the April 2004 Australian edition of Rolling Stone. "The music is, for me, a combination of excitement, happiness, rambunctiousness and viciousness, done to whimsy," Johns said.
"I'd add with a hint of melancholy, but it's more outweighed by joy," added Mac. The pair, in an interview on Rove Live that the musical journey of The Dissociatives is "Definitely not a side project" and that they plan to release more interesting and groundbreaking music in the future under this guise. However, at the moment the band is on hiatus, due to their current projects, i.e. Johns with Silverchair, Mac with a contracted two year commitment to live performances with Silverchair & The Presets, the band of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes, currently touring. Studio albums The Dissociatives (2004); #12 Australia (Gold) EPs I Can't Believe It's Not Rock EP (2000) Singles "Somewhere Down The Barrel" (2004) - #25 Australia "Young Man, Old Man (You Ain't Better Than The Rest)" (2004) - #46 Australia http://www.thedissociatives.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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