What could be described as the first true artist album of the second era of his career, following up 2021's TURN TO (')11 comes another LP titled PERFECTLY IMPERFECT from the incredibly prolific Estonian producer Mord Fustang. Starting off bold and adventurous with the folky electronica of OPEN-HEART PERJURY, we can tell this one is going to be eye-opening.
Followed by the tribal, dreamy, out of tune sounds of LUSTER, going through peak progressive house and synthwave in NOCTURNAL and HOURGLASS, Mord's skill is at its peak on this one—like he has no boundaries and b(l)ends every possible genre. It works surprisingly well because the listener is never out of surprises. The more quiet tunes also show how much confidence he has as a composer. Ending on groovy APERTURE, which, essentially, is the final track of the album, only to be completely toppled by the single EMERALD EYES.
A product of the same progressive house scene that also gave rise to deadmau5, Estonian electro-noise savant Mord Fustang was born Rauno Roosnurm in 1991 in Tallinn. A classically trained pianist inspired early on by classical works, as well as prog rockers Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, he was a member of garage bands, playing self-taught guitar; began working on a solo career in his teens, experimented with Propellerhead's Reason—the discovery of his own personal sound came soon after. Combining pop, house, IDM churn and melodies taken from a Super Nintendo with wide-ranging samples, Mord's music epitomized all things electronic music.
He debuted in 2011 with a handful of singles, and remixes for the likes of LMFAO and Morgan Page. He quickly became a global attraction, known for a DJ-live performance show from Ministry of Sound to Coachella. Early success laid the foundation for 9999 in 1, his debut album. Since 2016 Mord has been releasing material via his Dawn of Light imprint, including adventurous singles and numerous albums, one of the most notable as well as his personal favorite being 2019's The Symbolism of Everything.
Mord's second huge passion is video games, so it's only natural that he's brought his two passions—music & video games—together for iconic games Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Beat Saber. He has worked on sound design projects for Arturia and Ashun Sound Machines, further demonstrating there are still sides of his personality yet to be unveiled.