mind.area - a german project established in 2004 - has proved a recipe for bringing fine tunes to the demanding electro-crowd. In the past, two albums and five eps have build a good reputation and now it's time to reveal the new works. With "Glowing grey" mastermind Maikko A. - also known as a member of Human Decay and A.I.Zero - once again shows his ability to produce fascinating, multi-layered soundscapes where razor-sharp and sometimes disturbing structures meet fine melodies. In each and every of the eleven tracks you can discover sci-fi-atmospheres, strong rhythms and catchy frequencies, always combined with a small and warm human touch that brings life to these artificial constructions. A further aspect in presenting an extra amounts of human influence and variety are for sure the many guests who helped Maikko A. to create this album. In the end you find strange earworms ("Cabdriver"/"Never fade") right beside songs full of ice-cool, lunatic or even angry feelings but also dancefloor-smasher as "Lies" or "Die Lektion" and floating tunes ("Perceptions (...we are)").
It's time to discover the new temptations of the mind.area!
released April 22, 2015
recorded in 2014 @ maikko13labs and studio8;
mastered by kolja/koltron; artwork by maikko/blackdv;
music and lyrics by mind.area, except track 6 lyrics and vox by
Michael Stalzer and track 8 by Aynth; female vox by CHR
A highly melodic and emotional dark electro album that will haunt you. Pyrroline’s music has always had an intrinsic sadness, but the melancholy on 'Struggling' surpasses anything Arnte and Schmoun have done so far. I fell in love with it right away. virus_of_time