MEI, FR

Electronic music producer, singer, dancer, choreographer

WHO KNOWS

Mei (the Japanese feminine name, pronounced “May”) aka Caroline Masson is a french multidisciplinary artist based in Dijon.
*close-to-mei* is the social media avatar of Mei.
As an ode to the power of natural elements, Mei’s music imprints his creative energy on violence and models the relief of a planet as heartbreaking and sweet as life.
As an ode to the power of natural elements, Mei’s music imprints his creative energy on violence and models the relief of a planet as heartbreaking and sweet as life.
Sometimes crystalline, sometimes nebulous voices are telecoped to such saturated and twisted music as harmonious and learned, borrowing from the Trip-hop influence, skinned electronics of major stage artists as Björk or Tricky, of which she maintains the comparison without blushing.
And then when you think you’ve defined it so well and so badly in this bubble, she bursts into a sensual golden outfit at the wheel of a Gainsbourg Royce rock and then turns around and plunges into the black cotton of a bloody punk riff, or a satanist capharnaüm death metal, flattened by the gigantic steps of a kick Snare trap, or rhymes rapped falling like a meteor shower.
The zone of stability lies in the sublimation of the energy of suffering and the erection of its beauty towards a universe and an absolute history, which would speak of, and to all humanity.

Independent, Electronic, Pop

WHAT'S ON

The style of Mei is challenging to describe, and as far as she loves to experiment. Mei is always where you expect her the less, because she loves to challenge. Mei evolves in abstract electronica & dark ambient since early 2k and just finalized a serie of singles, EP, albums ready to be launched !

LES ÉTATS DE LA MATIÈRE, 8 track album with videos, belonging to a live show, produced in 2021
LES ÉTATS DE LA MATIÈRE belongs to the “Exquisite corpse” art, a whole abstract visual art creation coalescing to an electronic and dance music landscape that is emotionally open and engaged. A 8 track album with videos, belonging to a live show, which takes form as an artistic creation project.

Some tracks are in collaboration with french producer S.H.I.Z.U.K.A.
The project started following a remix of the track FINGERS LINK A SOUL by S.H.I.Z.U.K.A. and clip by Mei and Stekri.


Mei is working with Director of Photography Cyril Zannettacci from VU agency in Paris, for the visual identity and videos, and also Latifa Messaoudi
for her Photobook.
SIGIL THERAPY, 9 tracks album, produced in 2021
Sigil Therapy reflects the most emotional side of Mei, this album was composed entirely in 2 weeks following a disastrous sentimental observation. He oscillates between noise and jazz, trip hop. The sound design, the spatialization symbolizes the depth, the environmental placement of feelings, sensations. Sometimes enveloping, sometimes distant. The rhythms are chaotic, random on some tracks or conversely very straight like hammer blows, symbols of repetition. This album is like a personal journal. It's about burnt desires, observations, questioning up to a cure. The beginning is the end (in terms of sound, frequency, drone).
K’IEN, 4 tracks EP, produced in 2021
A rather esoteric E.P which is mainly sung in Spanish. It represents a duo of characters, Pens (pencils) who wander between the sun and the Moon (the tarot).
The track EL SOL ME DA is in collaboration with the french guitarist and singer Daniel Fernandez.
JARDIN DES DÉLICES, 11 tracks album W.I.P 2022

A relatively “what the fuck” album!

Sometimes neo soul, industrial, ambient, EDM… 

are a kind of toolbox exploiting several facets of music, life, state of mind. This is a duet album with the Bisontin EUE which debuted less than a year ago.

1st single GRAVITY has been released on January 29, 2021 on Nocturna 2 compilation of the English label Forest Biz as well as a DIY video.

CRYPTIDE - kʁip.tid, 7 tracks album W.I.P 2022
vs. IRCAM residency in 2022
Physical release in becoming. A cryptid is an animal or plant that some people assume to exist that is not supported by scientific evidence...

We are building our team for the upcoming releases, and are looking to get signed by music labels. Help us to spread the word to any labels looking for new artists you may know about! Thank You. Love and light.


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