At the Invada Studios in Bristol - home to bands such as Portishead, Beak>, Anika a.o. - Manngold found the perfect haven for its immense power. Having Stuart Matthews (Quakers, Massive Attack, Portishead) by their side, it took the band a three day joint run to dash its energy on tape - old school, live, fully analog, no overdubs. Lovebuzz Productions’ Mike Burnham (London) mixed the recordings, resulting in the well considered sound that perfectly captures the band's vigor.
Relentlessly energetic and non-conformist, Manngold’s two drummers inexhaustibly push forward a twin guitar-attack, a bass and an old Korg synth - soaked in effects - to massive heights. Somewhere in between proto-punk, psych, improv, trance, repetitive tribalism, MC5 maximalism, noise and wild primitive rock’-n-roll, the band constitutes a raw and unbreakable unit. Together, they excavate soundscapes, free zones, industrial mayhem and explore the limits of deconstruction. Live, they push an endless volley of cosmic pulses through an ever more hypnotized crowd. Think pre-cocaine Black Sabbath on the set of Emmannuelle I.
Rodrigo Fuentealba - guitar
Philipp Weies - guitar
Karel De Backer - drums
Matthias Standaert - drums
Bruno Coussée - bass
Kwinten Mordijck - synth
REC: Stuart Matthews - Invada Studios
MIX: Mike Burnham - Lovebuzz Studio
MASTER: Gert Van Hoof - Cochlea Mastering
Vinyl and CD out on 9000 Records
released December 16, 2016
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