The duo of Mark Hockings and Richard Silverthorn have been around with their electronic project Mesh for over 20 years now. Numerous albums and singles have seen the light during this period and the duo now return with the new album “Automation Baby”.
The Official Video for the new Mesh Single “Born to Lie”
This is the first single release from the album “Automation Baby”.
Album Release date: 15 March 2013
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The video for Mesh’s new single ‘Born to Lie’, taken from the new album ‘Automation Baby’.
Performed by Mesh:
Richard Silverthorn-Mark Hockings-Sean Suleman-Richard Broadhead
Written and Recorded by Mesh
Produced By Mesh and Olaf Wollschläger
Mixed by Olaf Wollschläger
Mastered by Jon Cremer at Railroad Tracks GMBH
Released by Dependent Records (www.dependent.de)
Published by Warner/Chappell Music GMBH
Distribution by AL!VE (www.alive-ag.de)
Booking by Pluswelt Promotion (www.pluswelt.com)
Camera and production by Bennet Switala and Ahmet Tan
Camera and production by Mark Hockings
Final Editing by Mark Hockings
Camera grip and technician Andy Goss
All the fans for your support
Bennet Switala and Ahmet Tan
The Bristol based act Mesh have given a sign of life. The two-piece synth pop outfit have announced their new album, “Automation Baby”. As SBC reported last year, the band had entered studio mode for a while already. Via making-of video clips, fans could already hear a few bits and bytes of the new material. “Automation Baby” should be out somewhere in mid February, a single is planned in January.
Mesh and De/Vision are on tour in the States and Swedish electro webzine got two interviews with the bands in West Palm Beach.
Zero interview with Mesh on the The Legends of Synthpop tour in USA. Zero TV is the swedish magazine Zeros web-tv channel – www.zeromagazine.se
Zero TV interview with Thomas from De/Vision on the The Legends of Synthpop tour in USA. Zero TV is the swedish magazine Zeros web-tv channel, www.zeromagazine.se
Out on Dependent on May 20th is the limited edition of the Mesh album “An Alternative Solution”. The first limited edition of Mesh’s Remix-album will include a bonus CD with additional mixes. Now 2 further tracks were completed and will find their way on the bonus disc too.
The two tracks are a remix work by Wolfsheim’s Markus Reinhardt of the song “From the Height” and Mesh’s own rework of “You’ll never understand”, entitled “harder”.
Dependent has announced the track listing for the Mesh remix album “An Alternative Solution” which holds remakes of songs from the “A Perfect Solution” studio album. All 11 tracks from “A Perfect Solution” have been given the remix treatment here. Note that the remix album retains the original’s track order as well. Included are remixes by Iris, Portion Control, Zeromancer, Parralox, and Assemblage 23. It will be a rather long waiting until you’ll be able holding “An Alternative Solution” in your hands as it will be released on May 20th only.
Fans and collectors should look out for the limited first pressing containing a bonus CD with additional remixes and rare tracks. We’ll let you know once it’s available for ordering.
Here is the full track listing of the limited first edition, containing the bonus CD:
- disc 1
- If We Stay Here (Zeromancer Remix)
- Only Better (Mechanical Cabaret Bi-Polar Mix)
- Everything I Made (Robin Gigla Remix)
- Is It So Hard? (Remixed by Iris feat. Julia Beyer)
- Hold It Together (Daniel Myer Renegade of Noise RMX)
- It’s Gone (SMP Deathproof Mix)
- How Long (Assemblage 23 Remix)
- Who Says? (Inuition’s Alternate Solution Mix)
- Hopes, Dreams (Parralox Remix)
- Want You (Restraining Order Mix by Informatik)
- The Bitter End (Portion Control ‘Grind’ 70BPM Version)
- Only Better (Alien6 Remix)
- Everything I Made (Kloq Remix)
- Save Everyone
- Hold & Restrain (Olafs Vinyl Version)
- How Long (Mesh Full Duration Pump Mix)
- How Long (samEDIT Perpetual Mix)
- The Bitter End (Celluloide Version Hexagonale)
In 2009 we saw the release of the latest Mesh album “A Perfect Solution”. The boys from Bristol showcased both their club and alternative influences, creating a masterpiece caught between accessible beauty and bitter melancholy.
Up next is “An Alternative Solution”, a remix album with several unusual characteristics.
“We didn’t want to have big bands as remixers, but just friends we know personally, and who we know like our music, and with whom we have a relationship. The status of the remixers was secondary, the important thing was that the mixes were good. A friend will do a better mix for you than someone who is just getting a little cash for it.” Mesh singer Mark Hockings.
All 11 tracks from “A Perfect Solution” get the remix treatment here, and the remix album retains the original’s track order as well. In spite of its unconventional approach, Mesh have assembled an illustrious lineup of remixers from friendships built up over the band’s 15 year history, including Iris, Portion Control, Zeromancer, Parallox, and Assemblage 23.
Look for “An Alternative Solution” in May 2011.
Side-Line Music Awards are now ready, each year Side-Line nominates the best songs, bands and acts in the electro, synth, EBM etc space and now the final results are here, as voted by the Side-Line readers. And it seems Recoil got a fair share of the prices
The results of the Side-Line Music Awards 2010 are in. Yes, it did take us a few days more than we had originally planned. But then again, we never imagined getting stuck in London and Brussels the past week due to the unexpected harsh winter conditions circling over Europe. We spent the last two days counting the votes and deleting the invalid ones. But before we give the results, we really want to thank all those readers who have cast their votes in the past two election rounds. You were among the 39,203 people (!!) to have cast a valid vote. That is an all-time record for Side-Line.
- Combichrist (5,391)
- Unter Null (4,985)
- Front Line Assembly (3,818)
- Front 242 (3,803)
- Mesh (2,756)
- Recoil (2,542)
- Suicide Commando (2,459)
- Hocico (2,327)
- Depeche Mode (2,314)
- Leaether Strip (2,201)
- A-ha (2,227)
- Kant Kino (1,837)
- De/Vision (1,571)
- Edge Of Dawn (589)
- Diorama (383)
- Recoil – “Selected” (10,442)
- Front Line Assembly – “IED” (8,252)
- Unter Null – “Moving On” (7,898)
- OMD – “History Of Modern” (6,908)
- Angelspit – “Larva Pupa Tank Coffin” (5,811)
- Covenant – “Lightbringer” (10,330)
- Combichrist – “Scarred” (8,983)
- Rotersand – “Waiting To Be Born” (7,038)
- In Strict Confidence – “Silver Bullets” (6,825)
- I:Scintilla – “Prey On You” (6,027)
- Mute (13,072)
- Alfa Matrix (10,736)
- Metropolis/Dependent (10,479)
- Trisol (4,916)
Best Live Band:
- Recoil (14,545)
- Combichrist (9,107)
- Depeche Mode (6,032)
- Front Line Assembly (4,851)
- Leaether Strip (4,668)
… ‘a dark inspirational love album’.
Mesh have produced a video message for their fans and made it available on their fansite www.mesh-fanclub.com. There you can also hear parts of the new single “Only Better”, to be released on September 4th. In the video, Rich Silverthorn describes the style of the album as harder and dirtier and calls “A Perfect Solution” a “dark inspirational love album”.