Irezumi – Forest


  Release data: Irezumi – Forest Digital Download, Private Release, 2022 Some six years after “Thirty”, French artist Manuel Mesdag brings his audience a full body of work with “Forest”. It’s a one-hour enchanting, warm, and most moody ambient release, an aural world at ease featuring various field recordings, bits of subtle sequencing, organic sounds, and some occasional rhythmic structures. The occasional use of bell…

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Irezumi – Thirty


Release data: Irezumi – Thirty CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2016 Seven years after his impressive debut “Endurance”, the Em-scene sees the return of Paris-based musician Manuel Mesdag, aka Irezumi. “Thirty” –dedicated to his late brother – collects nine most personal and intimate ambient tracks dealing with emotions like depression, doubts, fears, mourning and resilience that affected Manuel’s life in various stages. The outcome, finished before…

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Irezumi – Endurance


Release data: Irezumi – Endurance CD, Snowblod, 2008 This album has been on my wish-list for quite some time, as I just knew it would be right up my alley. Irezumi is a project by the young French composer Manuel Mesdag (also known as trance/dance dj MANUEL-M). “Endurance” is a concept album inspired by the Ernest Shackleton’s tragic Antarctic expedition. The Eno-esque kindred music, presented…

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