Archive for April, 2008
The weather around here is warming up, and so will your speakers after you play this new release. French Techno maestro Jemset presents us with his ‘Untitled EP’. But these beats are so good, the release really doesn’t even need a name. ‘Invitation’ is appropriately the first track, and gets things pumped up with its pulsing groove. Then it’s time to have a seat (or not) for the ‘Galactic Dinner’. Thick and meaty, this tasty track will definitely feed your head and your feet. Jemset definitely brings his own style to the Techno table, and we’re sure you will all agree that it’s a style worth listening to. Enjoy!
I’ve been a Jack Dangers fan since the early 1990’s. My first exposure was a CD single for Mindstream. I learned about Meat Beat Manifesto from looking at the giant list of shout-outs on Nine Inch Nails’ “Pretty Hate Machine” release of the similar era. Listed along with The Orb, Orbital, and disposable heros of hiphopricy, meat beat manifesto was listed in good company. Eventually I tracked almost all of those bands down but it looks like MBM would be the long term peer to NIN’s longevity.
Today MBM released “Autoimmune”…
Along with definite nods to the mode firmly established on their 90’s era Satryicon album, the solid lineage of progress shows throughout the album. Dubstep / Grime in places, hiphop backup band in others… This album is much heavier than “At the Center”, but it still feels connected to it. You can definitely feel the fantastic attention to detail on everything from the heaaaavy drums and bass to the vocal treatments and etherial melodies floating around.
production quality is amazing. Basssssssssss… beat-driven with modest inclusion of procedural glitch. That’s my sweet spot. I like glitch, but I don’t love glitch-based music. I like beat-based music with some glitchy elements…
ok, I’ll live with one completely abstract track on this album.
Ha, I like the album artwork. Structured, but randomized and grimy at the same time. Yep! That sounds about right.
final verdict: AWESOME!!
Bleep (this is actually a slightly different set of tracks.. so I’ll have to save my pennies and pick it up someday soon):