Moon Pool and Dead Band-MEQ 2x12" (MW-001)


Moon Pool and Dead Band-MEQ 2x12" (MW-001)

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"More than mere backstory, this Midwestern theme permeates the music itself, which brings together three of the region's most vital musical exports: techno, house and noise." --4/5 stars, Resident Advisor

“MEQ” proves thick and detailed enough to warrant such treatment, unfolding over 7-plus minutes of cyborg roof-shaking. Moon Pool and Dead Band operate within a burned-out husk of the style’s signifiers while prodding it into more and more twisted permutations."--Tiny Mix Tapes

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Midwich is proud to present Moon Pool and Dead Band’s MEQ (pronounced MEK--futurespeak for ‘mech’), an album of swinging, dirty, analog techno-funk, created with mountains of old synthesizers. MEQ consists of Moon Pool and Dead Band’s earliest  track, reworked by some of Detroit’s (and ex-Detroit) best producers: Patrick Russell, BMG (Brendan M. Gillen of Ectomorph), JTC (Dabrye/Charles Manier aka Tadd Mullinix)Ice Cold Chrissy (Coyote Clean Up)Michael Dykehouse, Erno the Inferno and Nate Young in Wolf Eyes mode. MEQ plays like an album, rather than a collection of remixes. The remixers were supplied with “stems” nearly one-half hour long, leaving each with an abundance of raw material at their disposal. There are no cloying, repetitive vocal hooks to disrupt the sonic narrative. Deep, dystopian techno-funk is delivered with the unerring raw assurance that only seasoned masters could deliver, leaving the music’s rough edges appealingly unvarnished. The strong, danceable music is rugged enough to test the limits of any club sound-system, yet contains nuances, subtleties and warmth that make it ideal for home listening. Mastered by Ruud Lekx (Rude 66) and cut by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering in NYC. MEQ comes housed in a wide full-color UV gloss jacket featuring artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator, Mark Salwowski Layout by designer  Beth Hall.

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A2) MEQ (Michael Dykehouse Mix)
B1) MEQ (Patrick Russell Mix)
B2) MEQ (JTC Mix)
C1) MEQ (BMG Interdimensional Mix)
C2) MEQ (ErNo Mix)
D1) MEQ (Ice Cold Chrissy Mix)
D2) MEQ (N. Young Wolf Eyes Mix)