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Mana ERG : Idiosyncratic

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Artist: Mana ERG
Title: Idiosyncratic
Format: CD
Label: XBDA (@)
Rated: *****
I had not heard of Mana ERG , so I did some searching and found an interview with Chain DLK in which they cite The Residents, Clock DVA, My Bloody Valentine, Laibach and Recoil as their influences. Now the band is down to Bruno de Angelis (not to be confused with the fashion designer) and a few guest musicians. This is pretty standard electronica with a fair amount of samples. I'm not quite sure the samples really work here, but the music is pleasant. There are definitely overtones of Clock DVA's Digital Soundtracks here, but not quite as dark. The samples are the only vocals. This album weighs in at around 42 minutes.