Boomkat Product Review:
Debut LP of darkwave drills by Mathilde Mallen’s Dissemblance, the latest project by the Parisian DJ and producer with form as Electric Mistress and La Corda
Shapeshifting between gritty and sleek textures and fluid and rugged rhythms, ‘Over The Sand’ works as a great sort of sci-fi cyberpunk episode, sweepign between club ready dance tax and more atmospheric songs in a classic way.
“Over the ten tracks Dissemblance treads the fringes of a blurred dream world, using her bass guitar, voice, and drum machine as the backbone to create haunting yet soothing pop atmospheres in her songs.
The opener "Transfuge" maintains a focus on the bass guitar, while a sparse rhythm box and monotone vocal fuel unbreakable tension. "Rescue" continues centered around the bass playing, this time with more almost upbeat surf rock pop sensibility driving the track. The closer "A Ride" takes shape with Boss DR-55 clicks, solem, floating vocals and a subtle bassline reminding us of some of Lifetones finer moments.
A welcome new addition to the Mannequin catalog, "Over the Sand" will appeal to fans of gloom tinged electronic pop and even to optimistic goths around the globe.”