“Mental Slavery” is no doubt the most open and club-minded album written by LEAETHER STRIP since his return to the forefront of the electronic scene. Claus Larsen masterfully delivers a very angry and upbeat album dealing with mental distortions triggered by our world made of fear, pain and anger. A concept perfectly captured in the album art by the talented American artist Evi Numen.
Besides a couple of more intimate songs Larsen also added several tracks inspired of such classics like Beethoven’s “Moonlight sonata”, Chopin’s “Funeral march” or songs like the pearl “My Shadow is your home” or yet “My Funeral”. There is also the collaborations with Andi Sex Gang who offers the perfect vocal duet to “What have I done” or yet the acoustic version of “Songs for Pia” by I:SCINTILLA’s Jim Cookas…
For those of you who have the chance to put their hand on the deluxe carton box limited 3CD edition of this album, you will also enjoy the “Mental Disturbance” bonus CD featuring some 17 bonus remixes by bands like PORTION CONTROL, E-CRAFT, Sebastian Komor, KANT KINO, PSY’AVIAH, AUTODAFEH, etc.
And that’s not all! In this 3CD set you also get a beautiful lanyard to which all fans can attach the included LEAETHER STRIP plastic card and it’s through this card that you can gain access to some 19 bonus downloadable remixes by acts in the likes of PNE, AMGOD, STERIL, SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS, CERVELLO ELETTRONICO, FREAKANGEL, ACYLUM, DUNKELWERK, ESSENCE OF MIND, GAYTRON, NEIKKA RPM, RAZORFADE, etc.
Enjoy the official video for “My shadown is your home” taken from the “Mental Slavery” album.