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Artist: M.E.S.H.
Title: Piteous Gate
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“Following his acclaimed 2014 Scythians EP (PAN 052EP), M.E.S.H. returns to PAN with his debut album, the opulent and dystopian Piteous Gate. Alongside fellow members of Berlins Janus collective, behind nights at Berghain and Corsica Studios, M.E.S.H. is known for his futurist approach to club dynamics and production. On Piteous Gate, tightly gridded and sculpted sound juts up against loose-wristed improvisation, automated processes, and collage. Standard club syncopation is twisted by sliding tempos, cut-and-paste time signatures, and indeterminate pacing. Its sound design and compositions are ornate, even courtly, with neo-feudal moods offset by the recurrence of hydraulic hiss and flanger. A synthetic fuel injector revs opener "Piteous Gate" to life. Drawing from action-scifi film trailers and the sound design of festival trance, its hardcore synthlines shatter into "Optimate" -- stately, spatial, and whiplash-luxurious, with meandering cybernetic drumming. "Thorium" sends a slow-motion camera through a melting test reactor; all burnt VSTs and synthetic theorbo and loose drums. "The Black Pill" smears high-end renaissance sample libraries through arcs of static. In "Epithet," temple sewer atmospheres are ruptured by "Scythians"-style cut-up drums. "Jesters Visage" indulges a minute-long baroque guitar improv, and territorial youths air their beef in "Kritikal & X." Closing out the album, "Methy Imbiß" is a machinic rhythm track, and "Azov Seepage" mingles birdlike granular noises with rusted steel clanging. Recorded in Berlin in winter 2015. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.” - Pan.

Artist: M.E.S.H.
Title: Piteous Gate
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
“Following his acclaimed 2014 Scythians EP (PAN 052EP), M.E.S.H. returns to PAN with his debut album, the opulent and dystopian Piteous Gate. Alongside fellow members of Berlins Janus collective, behind nights at Berghain and Corsica Studios, M.E.S.H. is known for his futurist approach to club dynamics and production. On Piteous Gate, tightly gridded and sculpted sound juts up against loose-wristed improvisation, automated processes, and collage. Standard club syncopation is twisted by sliding tempos, cut-and-paste time signatures, and indeterminate pacing. Its sound design and compositions are ornate, even courtly, with neo-feudal moods offset by the recurrence of hydraulic hiss and flanger. A synthetic fuel injector revs opener "Piteous Gate" to life. Drawing from action-scifi film trailers and the sound design of festival trance, its hardcore synthlines shatter into "Optimate" -- stately, spatial, and whiplash-luxurious, with meandering cybernetic drumming. "Thorium" sends a slow-motion camera through a melting test reactor; all burnt VSTs and synthetic theorbo and loose drums. "The Black Pill" smears high-end renaissance sample libraries through arcs of static. In "Epithet," temple sewer atmospheres are ruptured by "Scythians"-style cut-up drums. "Jesters Visage" indulges a minute-long baroque guitar improv, and territorial youths air their beef in "Kritikal & X." Closing out the album, "Methy Imbiß" is a machinic rhythm track, and "Azov Seepage" mingles birdlike granular noises with rusted steel clanging. Recorded in Berlin in winter 2015. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.” - Pan.

Artist: M.E.S.H.
Title: Scythians EP
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
“M.E.S.H. presents his debut Pan EP, Scythians. M.E.S.H is a frequent collaborator with contemporary artist Aleksandra Domanovic, and has exchanged remixes with Arca and Fatima Al Qadiri. "Scythians" introduces the textural depth of Foley blades and draining sewers to his distinctive combination of synthetic sheen and abstract breaks. "Interdictor" combines staggered sub kicks and crunching metallic textures with wavering chords over a staggered rhythm. On "Captivated," 808 kicks and an ominous voice punctuate hypnotic washes of noise and hi-hats. "Imperial Sewers" frames synthetic voices and growling pads within a majestic up-tempo hip-hop track. In the beatless "Glassel Finisher," metallic, resonant scratches cut through the air.” - Pan.

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