Mlada Fronta Every Thing

Mlada Fronta Every Thing
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There's an intergalactic mind/body, out-of-mind/body, spacecraft-ready-to-depart-from-planetary-audio-devices to this collection. Plugging into DJ Mlada Fronta's ten-CD career retrospective will transport listeners through vibrating wormholes to auditory other worlds. Apocalyptic industrial soundscapes, foundation-shaking sub-bass, hypnotically tribal percussion, trance-inducing repetitive figurations — all engulf and shift awareness. Fronta's architect (Remy Pelleschi, a virtuoso recording and mastering engineer) has ears as precise as a diamond cutter. With 32-bit remastering and Pelleschi's original mixing magic, even at roaring volume every sound is distinct — imaged and panned for crystal clarity. Including albums like Le Cycle du Soleil, Dioxydes and Oxydes, with the viscera-ripping "H2O"and "MNO," and the breathlessly relentless "NO," all the way back to Fronta's '93 debut, Visions, plus videos and extra MP3 tracks, Every Thing is a completist's dream. The packaging (designed by Pelleschi) uses potent black and white images of glass and metal, which are simultaneously serene and ominous. It's a gutsy release from the Toronto, ON-based Artoffact, one that's a glittering sonic gem. (ArtofFact)