Mndsgn – New Music
Mndsgn (pronounced Mind Design) grew up in south New Jersey experimenting with beat-making in his teen years. He befriended fellow Stones Throw label-mate Knxwledge and the two formed the influential Klipmode collective along with Devonwho and Suzi Analogue. He later moved to Los Angeles, releasing the LP Yawn Zen with Stones Throw and then toured the globe. The album Body Wash was released on September 16th, 2016 with the music video for “Cosmic Perspective” being released a month in advance.
As he began writing new material for the album Body Wash during a move between houses, Mndsgn decided that a fictional backstory could serve as a loose narrative thread through which he could filter his unformed ideas. In the narrative, a homeless man encounters a mysterious woman who gives him shelter. She instructs him to bathe with a very peculiar body wash. As he soaks and sinks deeper in a thick lather of this unknown solution, the man finds himself transported to an alternate dimension. He sets off through vibrant pastures of multicolored foliage and ethereal landscapes in pursuit of the enchanting woman’s energy, with Akashic memories vividly flooding back to his psyche. He’d been here before. The tale ends in suspense, with lingering questions of which world was more real than the other. Mndsgn describes the story as a vessel “that would allow me to speak on topics that were universally relatable… The story actually became a true outlet for me to address worldly issues with Self.”