“Fucking Sick Of Myself Since Day One (Hot Desk Mix)” and “Hats Off To Herr F.” were first performed at Mark’s 2018 Berghain live set during Ostgut Ton Nacht. The former is a breakcore-adjacent call to arms for the self-loathing, the latter an antarctic shiver of predator-mode IDM-illektro.
“Integriert Euch Nicht (Commercial Jump Up Mix)” features singing from Blackest Ever Black alum Silvia Kastel. Mark wrote the vocal parts with sine waves before Kastel recorded each tone individually, creating microtonal clusters in the vein of Luigi Nono. The sax-like sounds are Wilted Woman playing the aerophone, an electronic woodwind instrument. Otherwise, it's Mark's most deliberately straight ahead drum'n'bass track to date, trading the beat science of former releases for a stubbornly boneheaded approach in line with the title's message.
‘Integriert Euch Nicht’ is something of a spiritual successor to last year’s tech/gentrification/real-estate-investment themed ‘Integrier Dich Du Yuppie’ and a ruffer, more floor-focussed elaboration of the techniques tested on his unterton debut ‘The Least Likely Event Will Occur In The Long Run’.
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This is rather difficult to describe. It's pretty minimalist with a strong focus on the drumming patterns, yet these are rather gentle and not aggressive. The more the listener progress through the tracks, some melodies start to come in smoothing a bit the edges. I'd recommend listening from beginning to end in one go to get the full scope of this EP. Thibaut Devigne