Beyond all the “analysis” you will read in a number of reviews devoted to the new My Disco album, listening to “Environment” reminds me of a reflection on minimalism, tortured in my mind 100 times and described in a very precise way by Antoine de Saint Exupery: “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
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The very particular style that My Disco has developed is no longer in any doubt, moving from experimental Math rock to Post-Punk / Doom metal-Noise, with a decisive turning point in the evolution of the project marked with their previous album “Severe“, “Environment” pushes minimalism into its extreme instrumental concept. the stamp that characterizes My Disco today reveals an even sharper angle, proving that a sound signature can pass through the trial of minimalism. By shedding their chrysalis skin and laying themselves bare, as on the title “Equatorial Rainforests Of Sumatra”, where only the percussion can be heard, the project shows us that all the skills and finesse lie here in the sound concept itself so that our minds are able to recognize the project when we listen. In my opinion, this is a great success and one shared between composition and production. So if you find this album in the 2019 end of year rankings, you will have to add a fourth crown to the winners. The Australian project composed of Ben Andrews (Guitar), Liam Andrews (Bass, vocal) and Rohan Rebeiro (percussion) has been strengthened by a collaboration with Corel Wilczek, an Australian award winning screen composer and music producer, who, through his mixing and production work, has undoubtedly brought an essential touch to the creation of “Environment”, and this in order to preserve the sonic environmental elements that define this project as closely as possible in an extreme stripping concept.
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Today, My Disco shares the full streaming of Environment through their official Youtube channel, listen to below.
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