Released a month ago, Mensa‘s Moorland (test tube) has been one of those albums I’ve been meaning to write about. However the two good reviews of these works at Disquiet and Netlabels & News probably slowed me down a bit, but what the hell. The combination of drones and field recordings lend itself to a special eeriness. Even with all the goodness that is Moorland, add to that with Mensa’s remix Braid Heritage (Resting Bell), one comes away with two works that are quite exceptional. One can imagine, if Heathcliff had an iPod, this is what he would have been listening to when wandering the moors.* As a side note, you also might know Mensa better as Edu Comelles the curator of netlabel Audiotalia.
* Even this geographically-challenged American knows that Wuthering Heights did not take place is Scotland.