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MNDSGN – Breatharian

Breatharianism, the subject of this album, is a philosophy practiced as a lifestyle claiming that food and possibly water are not necessary, and that humans can survive solely on “prana,” the Sanskrit word for “life force,” which can be harnessed from the sun. The experimental, electronic, and soulful music comes with an all-encompassing groove. It has an air to it, you know, the kind of music that changes the atmospheric pressure around your ears causing the sounds to wrap around the rhythm so tightly. The bass lines stand out in the first half of the album, which are defined to the point that it makes it hard to believe that it is one producer making everything. I think I know what breatharianism is all about based on this album. Breatharianism is a strange subject, but it makes sense within the context of the album’s music. After downloading Breatharian, I found myself listening to it for breakfast and dinner. Many of us consume music like we consume food, routinely and with much anticipation. We harness it for energy in various situations. With this in mind, I have added Breatharian to my weekly nutritional intake, it’s cleansing and fulfilling.

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2. Now look at this:

This is what Breatharian looks like through the reverb

Graphic Artist: Oswaldo Diaz
Graphic Artist: Oswaldo Diaz

The 14 track-album starts with “inhale” which sets the sonic mood of the album. The steady drums accompanied by a simple and catchy bass line ride along as an array of strings sweep through with the keyboard, all of this gives way to a sampled interview explaining breatharianism. This song is followed by “greendowns wit 0.,” where the bass pulsates throughout the song for about two minutes; it’s the kind of song you can listen to from multiple directions. MNDSGN (Ringo Ancaeta) also samples some contemporary artists like Toro Y Moi’s “How I Know,” which is featured on the song “just air,” slowed down and at a lower pitch he manages to add the hip hop flair to it. MNDSGN will be playing around southern California this upcoming month, catch a set if you feel like adding some interesting performances to your diet.

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