Mesadorm Release Debut Album 'Heterogaster'

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Indie electronic five-piece Mesadorm have released their debut album, Heterogaster via Babylegs Records. Listeners will find lead singer, Blythe, in happy harmony with producer Aaron Zahl, fleshing out her musical world with his electronic soundscapes. Each musician then adds his or her unique musical touch to every song, resulting in a truly special and original sound. The song content for ‘Heterogaster’ is based around ideas of family, sex, trust and disconnection, using rich vocal harmonies, beautifully layered to musically represent these issues.

Tracks like new single ‘Yours And Not Yours’ are beautifully poised and showcase the band’s unique sound and song writing style. Vocal harmonies are layered over sparse synth and trip-hop beats reminiscent of the likes of Lamb and Massive Attack. ‘Tell Me’ is playful yet delicate, combining filtered electronics and light percussion, with Pepino’s whimsical-like intonation striking and always engaging while the spectral ‘One of My Friends’ leans on hypnagogic synths sounds, backwards loops and impassioned vocals demonstrating Mesadorm’s left field pop sensibilities.

Beneath the album’s maturity and sophistication lies a very pure and clear picture of emotional expression. There is melancholia, jubilation, tension, beauty, dark ambience all deftly navigated within its various movements. From the insouciant folktronica of ‘Easy’, to the evocative cacophony of beats and swooping vocals of ‘Drink You’, Mesadorm offer up a uniquely weird and wonderful palette of electronica across their debut album.

 Catch Mesadorm on their tour this month across the UK. Dates below.

“Blimey! That’s the sound of Mesadorm!”

Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

“Loving the sound of Mesadorm. I reckon the next 12 months could be chock-a-block for those guys"

BBC Introducing in the West

“Melodies that originate in the left field, 'Tell Me' has a warmth that can't be imitated; soothing, genuine, and perplexing, it's a real jewel.”

Clash Magazine


Catherine Grieves