On their second album, the German duo deepens their search for unique sterile ambiences generated by rhythmic high-tech electronic arrangements. The new CD is an amazing production of intelligent electronica/ambient industrial, an album of bright and shimmering darkness. It is a breathtaking sonic journey through clinical atmospheres haunted by depressive freezing melodies, vaporous synth layers, vibrating distorted driven beats, and virulent noisy percolating bleeps. The dense, fascinating yet frightening atmospheres of their compositions are dominated by manipulated German vocal samples that bring you the weight of an intense suffocating feeling. You enter this dark dreamlike ultra-world through this expressive male voice that immediately seizes you by the throat and enthralls you into a vicious downward spiral. You regain consciousness in the abysmal depths of MNEMONIC's inner world, a desolated surrealistic landscape inflicted by near-death experiences and mental death, leaving you mentally affected... and before you realize your mind's own sense of clarity, you're subconsciously addicted to their alienated sonic world culminated by a remix by HAUJOBB. In the haze of this sonic captivation, each listening makes the grasp stronger bringing new perspectives and discoveries, some of which may mesmerize you and some might open the door to a darker side, and perhaps disturb you.
Faithful to the Alfa Matrix tradition, the album is also released in a deluxe DVD box with a bonus CD featuring special conceptual collaboration work between MNEMONIC and artists like Sandrine Gouriou (Seize), Exclipsect, Implant, Brain Leisure, and the band's own side-projects.
Tracklist CD1: 01. licht der welt, 02. mother, 03. chapter 3, 04. another day on my own, 05. chapter 4, 06 stress-syndrom, 07. chapter 5, 08. humilisation , 09. chapter 6, 10. nahtot, 11. chapter 7 12. pulsschlag, 13. chapter 8, 14. cell, 15. biographical sketch, 16. chapter 10, 17. therapy, 18. konstruktive vergangenheitsbewältigung, 19. a day on my own (HAUJOBB remix).
Tracklist of Bonus-CD: 01 - deeply falling in (mnemonic with sandrine), 02 - dirty place (mnemonic with sandrine), 03 - therapy - seize rmx, 04 - nuce - exclipsect rmx, 05 - humiliation - V2 rmx by implant, 06 - humiliation - rmx by dominique debert, 07 - deeply falling in -L.iet rmx, 08 - konstruktive vergangenheitsbewältigung - morbider traum by architrav / redux
Released early June, 2004