After the previous collaborations with Blawan and Lucretio & Marieu (aka The Analogue Cops), Mannella is back with his first solo work "Nebula Viator". There’s no definitive recipe for his individual productions, but you can usually expect varying amounts of evolving pads, nostalgic rhythm and structured drums change that give to his productions a rich hot surge. In this four track EP Mannella is going back to his roots and main influences, showing us how essential is for him shaping them into his latest feeling: swaggering techno tracks powered by sleek house chords.
Nebula Viator is a 24minutes EP crammed with slamming and chubby grooves set against a sprawling astral substrate..
a1. Pernod For Breakfast
a2. Chip Knob
b1. Aural Syntesis
b2. Potion of a Druid
A surprising collaboration between Mannella and the UK Techno’s bearer - Blawan- that clearly establish a deep Techno-Space, where the quirky sounds are free to be developed and created.
Right from the very first second of “The Dark Breeze”, which spreads a fluid, echoing and fickle synth, we can hear those “fuzzy noises” that Mannella loves to use. A perfect combo is given by the presence of intense drums, thorough pads and harped synths: a total head-trip that flows in the whole EP. Then, with “I know you are” a cheerful air gain the upper hand, leading it to be the perfect dance floor track.
Even if it’s just the second release, it’s pretty explicit the aim that the label has come to play in music today.
A1. Mannella - The Dark Breeze
A2. Mannella - 121
B1. Mannella & Blawan - I Know You Are
B2. Mannella - Interleave