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thank you, chicago

well, that changes things.

or maybe ‘clarifies’ would be a better choice of word. because if anyone was confused about what donald trump’s reality-show-as-politics, WWF candidacy means for the u.s body politic, last night should have put that confusion to bed.

trump is, at the very least, a proto-fascist. i say this as someone who always pushes for precision in language and is loath to use the f-word simply for dramatic effect. but look at trump’s naked appeals to racial hatred and […]

By |12 March 2016|Categories: News & Such, Politics & Society|6 Comments

Hot off the presses: The Even Ground digs us!

we got our first-ever review from an actual music outlet, full of complete strangers, experiencing our songs for the first time.

check it out…

On Dialectic’s album Acres and Continents Ying-sun Ho sings, “Everything is shiny and new” on the uplifting yet poignant “Meditation on San Francisco no. 17.” This may be because Dialectic is moving around so much. Four of the songs on Acres and Continents contain the names of places with even more geographic references in the lyrics. It is […]

By |13 August 2015|Categories: News & Such|0 Comments

Why I make music

one of the main things we did for fun when i was a teenager was going to see live music. usually it was small, local bands that we could see for cheap—$5, $7, $10. occasionally a higher-profile band would come to town and we’d shell out $20 to see them.

these shows are what made me want to make music. at the best of them, a human kind of magic happened. it was a physical sort of emotion that was vulnerable […]

Acres and Continents is here!

It’s here! Our new full-length record, Acres and Continents, is out and you can download it now.
Acres and Continents by Dialectic
We are juiced—and not just about the release. This is the first album we’ve offered on a name-your-price basis. That’s right—listen to the music and pay whatever you think is fair, even if that is nothing. It’s up to you. Whatever you decide, you’ll get a high-quality (lossless) download. And any payment goes directly to the people who make the music, […]

By |8 June 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, News & Such|0 Comments

New album Acres and Continents coming June 8

We know we’ve been teasing this for a while, but the wait is finally over. The new, much-anticipated Dialectic record, Acres and Continents, is coming out. And not like ‘coming out someday’. Coming out in about three weeks, on June 8.

We’re SO JUICED to share this music with you. We put a lot of ourselves in it. It’s taken a long time to get this record right, but we think it was worth the wait. We hope you do, too.

If you’re […]

By |15 May 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, News & Such|0 Comments

JUNE 14: Acres and Continents release party!

That’s right, Dialectic’s new album, Acres and Continents, comes out next month is out now, and we want you to celebrate with us. The release party will be on Sunday, June 14. We can’t wait for you to hear these songs and (hopefully) welcome them into your lives and hearts.

Dialectic (and special guests Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony)

Acres and Continents release party

Sunday, June 14 @ 3pm

1744 Fell Street, San Francisco

We are ridiculously proud of this album and are psyched to […]

By |20 April 2015|Categories: Acres and Continents, Dialectic, News & Such, Performance|0 Comments

Get Ying-sun’s The Eye of the World [remix]!


I (re)WROTE A NOVEL! (sort of.)

you know how sometimes you read a book or see a movie and think, “this could be really good, but it keeps getting in its own way. it has some really cool elements, but some of it is just really dumb”? well, that was what my dear friend tsuya and i were saying in a conversation about the fantasy series The Wheel of Time. we started talking about how it could be better, and the upshot was […]

By |18 December 2014|Categories: Books, News & Such, Personal/Family|0 Comments