Lee Gamble’s highly anticipated new work, Mnestic Pressure is now out on Hyperdub, with a brand new live show to match the trip.
Lee’s flair for probing, warping and dissecting stereotypical conceptions of dance musics, which led to the release of the decade’s seminal Diversions 1994-1996, Dutch Tvashar Plumes and Koch onPAN, reaches dénouement on his Hyperdub debut LP.
Mnestic sees the junglist/computer music graduate/hallucinator employ tactics from his earlier exercises in sound to transcode the possible drifts of pressure on contemporary memory, both individual and collective, into a lucid sonic vernacular.
Mnestic Pressure the live show is designed to disorientate the audience by enforcing/imposing perceptions of its events by rapidly flashing sequences of high contrast images designed specifically for the project by Optigram, superimposed onto high powered strobe discharges.
Playing with the idea of advertising blitz of today’s cities and virtual spaces, flash projections trick the eye/brain into a micro-hallucination state where the viewer is left with an ‘after-image’, used as analogy to a forced memory, or – Mnestic Pressure. And you can dance to it.
Following two sold out shows at St John’s Sessions in London and Unsound in Kraków, we’re gearing up for 2018 – we welcome festival inquieries and invites to venues across Europe and beyond.
Clips of the Unsound performance availed upon request.
Diary is also open for DJ bookings.
Mnestic Pressure premiere at St John’s Sessions / 33/33
Gamble’s music has never sounded this banging [..] it balances fun, challenge and surprise more deftly than anything he’s made before.RA
As with his past endeavours, on Mnestic Pressure he proves that the future of experimental music doesn’t have to be difficult – for the listener at least. The sublime Ghost holds back his prior abstractions of jungle in favour of something bordering on a straight up roller, and it’s nothing short of spectacular. CRACK
As is almost always the case in Lee Gamble’s music, the tension between club functionalism and abstract sound is what gives the track its essential shape. PITCHFORK
Electronic music has often tried to make sense of the future, to build escape routes to fantasy futures, places to re-imagine what could be. Lee Gamble is hyper-aware of this history, and of the difficulty in doing this while a hard unreality unfolds around us on a daily basis.THE QUIETUS
Lee’s music is at its finest when it conjures up hallucinatory memories of nights on the dancefloor as degraded by the mind, drawing on computers and technology to convey the human experience. DJ MAG
Mnestic Pressure is an album that demands your attention and one that will live long in the memory.POP MATTERS