The endless pursuit of perfection has driven many men to suffering, the search for an exquisite truth perhaps beyond manifestation. How many minds have twisted and turned on themselves through the pursuit of the elusive purity of their art? A journey that sees true corporeal professionals work with an intensity ferocious and swift enough to resuscitate and bring back mortals from the brink of the endless never, back into the world of the living. He had been one such professional, admired and doted upon by the colleagues who perpetually surrounded him, watching him move and hoping to glimpse his true connection with life and death… but that past was but a blink in his memory and there was no space in his bitter present to touch the repellent flame of the ego he once knew. His true work lay ahead, he had furthered himself beyond such irrelevant truths and opened a world of endless, pure possibility to explore his darkly beautiful, mortal art. His subjects were the dead, puppets of flesh held together through his quick work, re-introduced to the harshness of life in better fitting forms for this ill world, returned to this reality through his skill alone… the power of the REANIMATOR.
MINDSCAPE brings his unique and fierce take on d&b back to his home label with REANIMATOR CHAPTER ONE on EATBRAIN, the first part of a series of 3 EPs, that culminate in the REANIMATOR LP. As one of the imprint’s most recognisable figureheads, Mindscape deftly demonstrates why that’s the case with the 4 tracks within delivering distinct and succinctly powerful ideas to the table. MANBEARPIG carries a swagger dripping with pure and deliberately paced attitude, whilst SHUT DOWN (feat. COPPA) rides on a fast-moving bassline and percussive flurry. FIEND OR FOE executes an effective low-key roller laced with a sinister and restrained edge and DEEP VOID carries the menace of HIJAK’s vocal with exceptional effectiveness.
Carrying a keen awareness of the current motions in the drum & bass genre, and delivering 4 tracks that stay firmly ahead of the curve - MINDSCAPE delivers the premiere neurofunk for EATBRAIN with the REANIMATOR.
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11th December Beatport exclusive
25th December worldwide
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