Mental Overdrive first stamped his impression on the Norwegian scene, and the world, via a succession of aggressive hardcore rave-psyched EPs on R&S. His productions have since continued to blur the boundaries between fathomless grit and cosmic vibrance.
As a man at the helm of trip-likened journeys through music, he finds a somewhat spiritual home in Israeli imprint, MUSAR. Priding itself on the ability to travel through weird and wonderful shades of both experimental and electronic music, MUSAR welcomes his ‘DARTRAX’ EP with open arms.
Seeing Martinsen lead the Mental Overdrive sound down newly chartered exotic paths, he joins forces with Tanzanian musicians Chiwoniso Maraire and Anania Ngoliga on lead track ‘Mbira-Kalimba’. Mesmeric melodies formed from authentic native instrumentation are married with 4×4 hardware kicks and warbling synth elements; manifesting in a wholly elegant, yet unmistakably boisterous seven minutes of world-infused electro.
Dartrax will be released on 15th February. Pre-order your copy.