Artists // Fearful, Gunman, Mateba, Noclu (feat. CoMa), Radial Flare, Sabroi, Synergy Sound, Tidewarp. Release // Dissipate LP Label // MethLab Recordings Series // Integral Aesthetics Release Date // 23.05.19

METHLAB RECORDINGS delivers the third entry of their exploratory INTEGRAL AESTHETICS series with the DISSIPATE LP, a diverse LP from an equally diverse lineup of producers that presents a particular strand of forward-thinking bass music across its duration. Driven by a shared focus on atmospheric & melodic sonic elements, DISSIPATE continues in the series’ focus on broadening the scope of bass music whilst displaying its own sonic narrative in full, a tale inspired by the very pursuit of this ideal. Individually, the tracks within DISSIPATE fall individually as the name suggests, disparately across a wide range of tempos and traditional stylistic boundaries. Some verge on the border of ambience, their lush soundscapes stretching across languid beat patterns as they drift with cloudlike grace. Others take their cues from early two step patterns of electronic music, the rapid flow of their percussion providing the undercurrent for the rapidly evolving atmospheres and melodies empowered by their energy. The full arc of DISSIPATE rallies these disparate elements together, their parts creating a whole through their shared sonic texture and a pervasive tone of hopeful longing. Influenced at once by the foundations of sonics past and the possibilities of those to come, DISSIPATE coalesces in full as an ode to the continued reimagining of our sonic palettes.

Artist // ÆTERNA Release // 'Tannhäuser' EP Label // MethLab Catalogue // IAES001 Release Dates // Inner Core - 26.02.19 Bandcamp - 23.04.19 Worldwide - 25.04.19 Presenting the debut release of MethLab's new INTEGRAL AESTHETICS series, with a delicious, refined sonic narrative from ÆTERNA, with the 'Tannhäuser' EP: an expression of discovery, conflict, and mystery. A void in time casts the listener astray. The vast Nothing, all-encompassing, far from known reality. Brief shards of reflected light illuminate a beckoning path. The light, prominence growing, glitters in the distance. Signs of matter flaming uncannily to the eye, beaming in such a motion of force as if the sight was the sea itself, roaring with unrelenting might. An opening emerges, unstoppable propulsion through chaos, within a rift that shakes the very body's construct. Speeding particles blister past, dissolve upon contact, while thunderous impacts deliver sharp shocks to the fabric, welcoming in the vacuum. Engulfed by the anomaly, let go. Pass through a lifetime without control. The silence is a cold, smooth blanket, settling upon your adrift form. The returning light touches skin touched by another world's sun.