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CD: Iness Mezel - Beyond the Trance | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Iness Mezel - Beyond the Trance

CD: Iness Mezel - Beyond the Trance

Trance of a more primeval, organic kind than you might be used to

Iness Mezel’s manifesto for spiritual independence also happens to rock like hell

No, not “trance” in the sense of galloping four-to-the-floor electronic music made by people on Ecstasy for people on Ecstasy. This trance is the original ritualised half-conscious state produced by fast, intensely repetitive, rhythmic tribal music… OK, now I’m thinking about it, we are kind of on the same page here, you just have to appreciate that what this French/Italian/Algerian/Kabyle singer-songwriter is interested in is the spiritual origins of the braindead quantised noise favoured today by the average clubber.

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