After the succes of the until now 3 EPs ("Means to an End", "Stagnation/Death" in 2010 and "thenceforward" in 2009) as well as the debut "Long-Distance Side Trip" (2010) and the recently as a free download released EP "Disorder" Mind.Area are back with the new album "Maze".
On "Maze" the Human Decay member Maikko A. proves once more, that the concious use of modern and retro sounds complement one another brilliant and creates an impressing symbiosis of club-suitable electro rhythms and atmospheric moments. Though animating to dance, the concept difers strong from the common club hits. Instead of building on lethargic-aggressive electro rhythms, Mind.Area focus on atmosphere primarily and create a fascinating kaleidoscope of dark, electronic music.
With "Maze" a new chapter of the art around Mind.Area is opened, which consciously focuses on many guest appearances of different musicians. The singers and musicians of EGOamp, Empty, Reizstrom, Blame, Drowning Susan and LPF12 enrich the compositions with a very varied note. For the future, mastermind Maikko A. is planning further collaborations with guest musicians and keeps the concept, that many varied influences can form a very own sound cosmos, as "Maze" already proves on an impressive way.
This is the most subtle of the B&F's, not a ton of new horror samples, more beat-driven (I am a lover of the soundscapes and samples) but you get in there with headphones and it's got that feel, that...BRAP!... so this is a must-have. A g-d would only hope there are more tapes. More... please, old rip beak! thenewspaper