NEW MUSIC | OTIS MENSAH (@OtisMensah ‏) ‘MUM’S HOUSE, PHILOSOPHER’ EP

OM All songs from this pro­ject were indeed mind-craf­ted by myself in my mum’s house, where my jour­ney began and con­tin­ues. The songs were brought to life by the pro­duc­tion of my brother, the intern, who mixed and mastered this pro­ject at his apart­ment in Ber­lin.

“Mum’s House, philo­sopher” is an ode to the “col­ours of it all”— the oxy­mor­on­ic nature of every breath­ing second on this piece of rock. This school of thought gives voice to the sunken place of sac­ri­fice when we numb our code of eth­ics to make way for com­fort and sur­viv­al. These sounds are from a place that sees our philo­sophy depleted of sense, from a time when life feels like a string of con­tra­dict­ory truths, seem­ingly right in their own lane but, when thrus­ted togeth­er in the tumble dry­er of life, seem non­sensic­al and para­dox­ic­al.

Ima­gine con­sum­ing the soul-stir­ring art painted by an unfor­giv­able mor­al-mon­ster, exper­i­en­cing its beau­ty and how wrong it feels. In the same vein, ima­gine giv­ing over power to the nur­tur­ing caress of Faith that nul­li­fies the voice of nihil­ism when real­ism calls for hope­less­ness because some­times there’s an alchemy in believ­ing again­st the odds.

I hope this pro­ject brings laughter and con­tem­pla­tion. I hope this pro­ject lev­it­ates you from the cave of your mani­fes­ted trau­mas, even if just for a moment. I hope this pro­ject inspires you to seek out the philo­sophy in the mundane because apathy should nev­er dull tech­nicol­or canvases of thought.

I hope this pro­ject paints vividly the absurdity in our real­ity and shows our own capa­city to leave col­our­ful trails of con­tra­dic­tion on our path of reas­on. I hope we can all strive to cred­it humil­ity — the mighty shad­ow that darkens the fools gold glim­mer of ego.

https://www.otismensah.com/

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.