Catalogue Nr. mind201
Release Date: 2013-03-15
available as Download and CD
Automation Baby CD + 1 Bonus CD, 1 Metalpin with Mesh Logo, 2 Outdoor Sticker, 2500 Copies only
|1.||Just Leave Us Alone|
|2.||Taken For Granted|
|3.||You Want Whats Owed To You|
|5.||AB Incidental No.1|
|6.||This Is The Time|
|7.||The Way I Feel|
|8.||Adjust Your Set|
|9.||Born To Lie|
|10.||AB Incidental No.2|
|12.||Never Meet Your Heroes|
|13.||When The City Breathes|
|14.||You Couldn’t See This Coming|
Automation Baby (Bonus dics)
|1.||Automation Baby (Radio Version)|
|3.||Perfect Idea of Beauty|
|4.||Born to Lie (Duet Version featuring Mechanical Cabaret)|
|6.||Just Leave Us Alone - Aaron Molho (featuring Wendy Wang)|
|8.||Automation Baby (Remix by Johannes Bürmann)|
Automation Baby (Limited)...
„Confirm, Obey, Consume“: when John Carpenter directed “They Live” in 1988, he chose an utopian view on a blind consumer-society in which only his protagonist could decipher advertisements as imperatives with the above mentioned messages. 25 years later, this utopian view seems to have become the new common sense of the Facebook-generation.
Mesh used this notion in “Automation Baby” as the main theme of their new album: Let’s exchange real-life friends with the virtual ones behind an ever-shining screen. Let’s give in to a brave new Facebook- world that warp and constitute our sense of reality in the future. Let’s give in to consumerism and technology: That’s Automation Baby!
3 ½ Years after their previous album “A Perfect Solution”, MESH return with their latest offering that can be deemed as one of their absolutely strongest releases yet. Mesh delivers a sonic upgrade conceived by the Duo Mark Hockings and Rich Silverthorn, created together with producer Olaf Wollschläger, showcasing an improved production and some amazing arrangements. “Automation Baby” delivers one highlight after the other: The crunchy and hard “Taken For Granted” meets the rhythmical midtempo hymn “Adjust Your Set” and the club-oriented “What’s Owed To You”, providing that the bands single “Born To Lie” was not the only winner on this album.
However, songs like calm and laidback “You Could Not See This Coming” or the ultimately catchy title track “Automation Baby” show that the backbones of the MESH-qualities remain strong songs and unforgettable hooklines. The title track is so strong that MESH decided to include an own 5 track single along with the limited edition of the album. A killer record, killer production and killer songs. That’s Automation Baby!
It’s much like re-acquainting oneself with a dear old friend every time Mesh puts out a new album. Few bands retain such a pleasant atmosphere. Mark Hockings and Richard Silverthorn stay firmly in comfort zone on “Automation Baby” and fans will have a hard time resisting the power of the vibrant songs on it.One might argue that not much have changed in the Mesh camp. But it needs to be said that no one in the scene does it better
Reflections of Darkness
'Automation Baby' shows MESH at a peak in their career. It is the perfect blend of what defined them back in the days and what is today. It all results in a modern and clearly not one-dimensional electro pop sound that other bands would kill for.
Peek a boo
After a few sessions I can say this album is a major hit! It has the energy, it feels sad when needed, angry when needed... It all feels so true and to conclude this intro: sounds like we all would love that the new Depeche Mode would sound like! I know from the first time I saw Mesh on stage that some people were saying it was a Depeche Mode rip-off, but the rip-off nowadays sounds better than the original... Mesh is after this album for sure delivering already one of the best albums of this year!