Mesh - Looking Skyward
Synthpop, Pop The last we heard of Mesh was back in 2013 with their smashing full length LP Automation Baby. That album broke scene boundaries and provided club hits and singles left and right; I still jam out to the title track every so often as it is an absolute anthem to me and I cannot get over it. Now the year is 2016 and Mesh is looking to crack open the skies of the Earth once more and bring peace and serenity through music once more. The dawn of Looking Skyward is upon us. 

The one thing you won't find on this album is a lack of quality. The rock influenced synthpop featured on the album is top notch and you won't really find better than this from many other bands. I personally enjoy the songs with strong dance synths such as 'Kill Your Darlings' and 'The Fixer'. Both are gorgeous songs that get me in the mood to bust out my not-so-good dance moves. 


'Iris' is a short little intermission track that charms with chimes but soon leads into the next track with darker sounding percussion rhythms and electronics. 'The Ride' is a pretty fun and faster paced track that uses some drum'n'bass elements to good use. If you're in the mood for a slower, harmonic song, I would suggest you take a look at 'There Must Be A Way' as that will be right up your alley. 

Mesh's Looking Skyward is definitely a neat little synthpop gem that will have fans of the genre addicted to its hooks and melodies. It's solid, well produced, and can easily be brought to the dancefloor. 
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Brutal Resonance

Mesh - Looking Skyward

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2016 by Dependent Records
The last we heard of Mesh was back in 2013 with their smashing full length LP Automation Baby. That album broke scene boundaries and provided club hits and singles left and right; I still jam out to the title track every so often as it is an absolute anthem to me and I cannot get over it. Now the year is 2016 and Mesh is looking to crack open the skies of the Earth once more and bring peace and serenity through music once more. The dawn of Looking Skyward is upon us. 

The one thing you won't find on this album is a lack of quality. The rock influenced synthpop featured on the album is top notch and you won't really find better than this from many other bands. I personally enjoy the songs with strong dance synths such as 'Kill Your Darlings' and 'The Fixer'. Both are gorgeous songs that get me in the mood to bust out my not-so-good dance moves. 


'Iris' is a short little intermission track that charms with chimes but soon leads into the next track with darker sounding percussion rhythms and electronics. 'The Ride' is a pretty fun and faster paced track that uses some drum'n'bass elements to good use. If you're in the mood for a slower, harmonic song, I would suggest you take a look at 'There Must Be A Way' as that will be right up your alley. 

Mesh's Looking Skyward is definitely a neat little synthpop gem that will have fans of the genre addicted to its hooks and melodies. It's solid, well produced, and can easily be brought to the dancefloor. 
Aug 09 2016

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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