Music Reviews

Jan 30 2006
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Artist: Mana Erg (@)
Title: Red Dust
Format: CD EP
Label: Glyptique (@)
Rated: *****

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Mana Erg's UK-based Italian mastermind Bruno De Angelis is at it again, but the result is very different from his previous undertakings. The new Mana Erg EP "Red Dust" (released by French Organic's sub-imprint Glyptique records) will stone you with its juxtaposition of different genres, and in the short space of only three tracks, will attempt to sound like Marylin Manson, Clock DVA and a number of other bands you might think ok... Basically, the main difference is the catchiness of the tunes and their intrinsic pop melodies. Mana Erg is trying to preserve his aura of mystic and experimental "out-there-ness", while reaching out for more listeners with attractive, affordable and approchable quality music heavily influenced by electronica, industrial rock and dark. No need to worry about BDA selling out, he knows what he is doing and he does it well. Even if I personally preferred his previous work, "Red Dust" stands out in the crowd of listening-friendly electronic music products and definitely retiains its edge and its vision for quality.Read the Mana Erg inteview by David Weiss at http://www.chaindlk.com/interviews/index.php?interview=ManaErg



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