metromonk is the third solo album from celebrated hang player, percussionist, producer and composer, manu delago. the lp finds this boundary-testing artist distilling and delicately exploring extremes of dynamics and mood, manipulating the hang in experimental and inventive ways, the many voices and tones of this rare instrument are given top billing among a minimalistic palette of beats and acoustic sources. additional touches come from vocalists douglas dare (erased tapes), pete josef (sonar kollektiv, reprazent) and isa kurz, and legendary trumpeter erik truffaz (blue note), while matt robertson (björk, the streets, bat for lashes) reprises his regular role as co-producer.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
manu delago combines his mastery of the hang – a rare and enchanting instrument – with bold arrangements, irresistible melodies and multi-layered beats on his tru thoughts debut silver kobalt. the young austrian composer/multi-instrumentalist is highly in demand and has worked with björk, anoushka shankar and the cinematic orchestra. this ambitious lp brings his stunning solo project into the spotlight like never before, drawing influence from pop to the avant-garde and featuring guest vocals from isa kurz, anil sebastian and rahel.
das neue album silver kobalt wird live vom quartett manu delago handmade in beeindruckender manier umgesetzt. jeder musiker erfüllt gleich mehrere rollen, wodurch erfrischend viel bewegung auf der bühne entsteht. mit klavier, geige, fagott, hang, schlagzeug, xylosynth und vielen weiteren instrumenten groovt die band in ihrem eigenen musikkosmos - losgelöst von jeglichen genregrenzen