In a matter of a few years, Isabelle Rezazadeh has risen to top by not only cultivating her own brand of haunting, hypnotic bass music, but also by raising a loyal cult following. Over the past four weeks, REZZ has been steadily releasing the first four tracks (one of which we debuted here at DA) off her highly anticipated debut album, Mass Manipulation, out Friday, Aug. 4.
Mass Manipulation takes REZZ’s key production maneuverings, which draws on underground techno, hard house, and psychedelic bass, to soaring new levels. From the slick, aggressive bass lines of the Knodis-assisted track, “Premonition,” to the stabbing synth arpeggios of “Diluted Brains” and “Synesthesia,” to the ominous broken beat stylings of “Green Gusher,” the entire LP tells a cohesive story around the ideological forces that quietly guide our everyday lives. Rezazadeh herself elaborates on the album’s message,
Mass Manipulation’ is a commentary on how easily our minds can become manipulated by the things we consume in society. We consume heavily through the media, which, in turn, tries to curate our thoughts and dictate how we as humans are supposed to live and behave. This album plays off this idea and invites people to become hypnotized, allowing their brains to be manipulated by my music in the hope they might see things through a new perspective (perhaps an outer world viewpoint). One where everyone is free from the unrealistic expectations planet earth has drawn for them. A world of acceptance and hypnosis. @_@
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