Manmademan - Children Of The Light
Format: CD & Digital, Album
Release Date: Jul 2009
Style: Downtempo, Psy-Trance, Progressive Trance
- Track List:
- Different Form
- Tribal Mentality
- Stillness Within
- Conscious Creators
- Light Craft
- Flower of Power
After almost two years, suddenly came a surprise! Free released album again on electronic scene! Something that deserves every possible music media, again is being presented without any support, label nor big announcement. When it's about this kind of project, like Manmademan, something like that isn’t needed at all so that the listeners would be attracted to such a masterpiece of far and from long time ago famous ones masterminds Sonya and Paul.
I expected similar conception to one on last album, which they used to start their "free to listen" era revolution and which idelas they became for such great names as Talamasca and others. The album is a multiform of many today's electronic styles that are combined into one very well composed and synchronised unity. By opening the album with one beautiful psy-downtempo-ambient track they gave us one starting tempo of this whole story over soft and floating tracks all the way to industrial gigants and psychedelic fat baselines which present southafrican style of production of inovative trance sounds, but then again holding it all in one english underground style. Magical! Vocals are as expected. Colored by metal effects and robotic intonations. Real clubbish and manly sound. From track to track, it can be noticed that the influence of good old oscilations on the octaves with acid leads are kept the way they were. If you take the dust of previous albums and take something like Union Jack, Empirion, Awex, Ganlog, etc., you'd realise the way they streched out that irreplacable way of aranging and playing. I just love that conception of theirs used in working on an album. For example, I'll just mention, i have chosen one of the releases on my label exactly because of the influence of the mentioned conception and the approach of the working on album. It's about the Excizen project and his LP that came out in february this year. Music doesn’t have too much similarities with Manmademan but as I said I was attracted the context of the album and his arrangement that can be recognized with the very same album that I’m describing. simply, for me, its a special way of presenting everything that the artist wants to put on one record. And as i said, there are various of sounds on those 7 tracks that are in a symbiosis with each other no matter what style they represent. Quality is yet again confirmed along with the experience of many years of working that the artists have behind them.
I would recommend whole album with no exceptions. Simply no need to except anything. Someone might like some tracks more than others but as far as I'm concerned, every track got me in its own way.
I want more of this music!!!