April 12, 2024

Mei – Les États De La Matière (Album – EC Underground)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial, Experimental.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: Caroline Laure Masson aka Mei is a French artist who’s been busy for a couple of years now. The album “Les États De La Matière” ‘was originally conceived as a complete story’ and has been divided into several EPs released on different labels like Ant-Zen, Detroit Underground, and Schematic Records.

Content: We get 8 songs leading us into the particular Industrial-like sound universe of Mei. The tracks are driven by slow rhythms creating a sensual sensation which together with Caroline’s singing becomes only more orgasmic. A few cuts feature extra, danceable, Techno vibes and I even noticed a kind of Industrial-Trip-Pop cut. 

+ + + : Industrial music has never been so sexy which is a feeling I already got at previous Mei-productions. This artist creates an ‘Industrial free-style’ revealing her creative mind. I think this work might appeal to lovers of Grausame Töchter and S.I.N.A.; kind of provocative girl-power but first of all a talented artist. The tracklist is maybe a bit short but we only get great songs becoming better and better towards the end of the album.

– – – : I prefer a great album with only 8 songs instead of a poorly inspired work featuring an endless number of songs but a few more cuts would have been cool here.

Conclusion: Mei confirms to have a nose for great and visionary Industrial music.

Best songs: “Équinoxe”, “Sushis”, “Aqua Ghoul”, “F**k You”.

Rate: 8½.

Artist: www.facebook.com/closetomei

Label: https://ecunderground.com / www.facebook.com/ecunderground

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