Lee Gamble announces new album Mnestic Pressure on Hyperdub, streams one of its singles to help alleviate the pressure of having to remember so much

Lee Gamble announces new album Mnestic Pressure on Hyperdub, streams one of its singles to help alleviate the pressure of having to remember so much
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“Hey, don’t forget to pay the rent this month…And did you send that email about that thing yet??? Oh, and your kid and his dweeby friend need a ride home from lacrosse at 3:30; better make a note! Almost forgot: did you forget to wash your underwear AGAIN?! Better NOT FORGET to swing by the Target and buy some more…”

Face it: trying to “remember” every single piddly little detail of your day-to-day life is a giant, miserable PAIN IN THE ASS. Luckily, your old buddy TMT is here to help you outsource just a little tiny bit of all this pesky “remembering” bullshit! Yup, when it comes to an “early reminder” that Lee Gamble’s new album Mnestic Pressure is coming out on September 15 via Hyperdub, WE GOT YOU COVERED with this memorable-ass motherfucking news post. Observe:

Mnestic Pressure is the British scuzz-house producer’s first album since 2014’s Koch, as well as his first release for the grime-bosses and electro-aces over at Hyperdub. (Don’t forget now: it’s called Mnestic Pressure, and it’s coming out on September 15 via Hyperdub.)

The new album and new label are being billed as “a reset” of sorts for Mr. Gamble, signifying a “noticeable change in his sound and the concepts that feed into his music.” A new emphasis on “hardness” and “functionality,” as well as an increased focus on “structure and melody” promise to take the otherwordly production and crunchy beats to (dare I say it?) MEMORABLE new levels, with the resultant tracks resembling some sort of futuristic and mutated spawn of his previous work. The man himself puts it thusly: “Diversions 1994-1996 (2012) through to Koch (2014) — my music felt like I was dealing with signals from elsewhere — signals from the unconscious, sub-aqua, hallucinated, dreamt. Mnestic Pressure (2017) feels like their decoded offspring, a terra interpretation.” And, just to be clear: his new album Mnestic Pressure is still totally coming out on September 15 via Hyperdub.

And to help reinforce things for you, the live performances following in the wake of the new record will also present “a deconstructed version of the album in part using purpose-built generative software.” Various “after images” of the album’s concepts will be integrated in the the accompanying artwork, website and live show. (Lee will celebrate the album’s release with a DJ set at Hyperdub’s Ø event in London on September 20, btw — a mere five days after his new album Mnestic Pressure comes out on September 15 via Hyperdub!)

Luckily, you don’t even have to wait until then to get your first memorable tastes of all these interlocking visual and auditory mnemonics, because you may view the cover art and listen to the album track “Istian” as many times as you like between now and September 15 (which…as you probably know by now, is EXACTLY when Lee Gamble’s new album Mnestic Pressure will be coming out via Hyperdub) down below — oh, WE ALMOST FORGOT: and you can also pre-order the album right now via the new Mnestic Pressure website, which will help you REMEMBER all this shit EVEN HARDER by “randomly generating endless collisions of audio from the album with banks of imagery and video.” The album called Mnestic Pressure? Which comes out on September 15?? Via Hyperdub??? Yeah, that one.


Mnestic Pressure tracklisting:

01. Inta Centre
02. Istian
03. East Sedducke
04. 23 Bay Flips
05. Swerva
06. Quadripoints
07. You Hedonic
08. UE8
09. Locked In
10. Ignition Lockoff
11. A tergo Real
12. Ghost
13. Déjà Mode

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