“‘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. @_@”
A study in hypnosis, influence and the mesmeric nature of music experience, this opus is an astonishing first offering from someone who only opened Ableton three years ago. In that short time, she has already garnered considerable support from the likes of Billboard, Mixmag and Dancing Astronaut (who named her their ‘Breakout Artist of 2016’), and has played coveted slots at festivals including Ultra, EDC and Bonnaroo. With a sound that has been likened to French superstars Gesaffelstein and Justice, REZZ has broken through the underground, landing with both feet firmly on the international stage.
Having spent years studying psychology and music production at home in Niagara Falls, ‘Mass Manipulation’ is the product of many happy accidents. Through experimenting with heavy bass samples and unusual melodies, and collaborating with emergent producers 13, Knodis and Kotek, REZZ found she had eight powerful tracks she wanted to share.
The eerie speech at the start of ‘Relax’ seduces the listener into an intensely sinister but altogether alluring state of inertia as we prepare to enter this truly mind-altering body of work. With the powerful kicks of ‘Diluted Brains’, the menacing, bass-driven ‘Premonition’, and the exotic flourishes in ‘Drugs!’, REZZ infiltrates the minds of her listeners.
‘Synaesthesia’ expounds on the dub-heavy sounds heard in the previous track, a theme that is, through the heavy, subdivided beats in ‘Livid’ and ‘Green Gusher’, manipulated slowly to bring the soundscape more within the grasps of experimental techno.
With ‘Ascension’, the listener is brought rudely back to consciousness; this track is the amalgamation of everything that’s come before it, yet strangely distorted and warped, reflecting the transitional nature of hypnosis.
BUY or STREAMMass Manipulation to be under the hypnotic control of Isabelle Rezazadeh. Accompanying the release is an exclusive line of merchandise, which is also available to buy now.
In support of this release, REZZ is embarking on a world tour: tickets are selling out fast and many dates have been added, so be sure to buy yours now, and stay up-to-date with all future announcements via her socials.