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[ET-13] Mankid - Mankid 2 Cassette
Cassette + Digital Album
**LEFTOVERS OF TOUR REPRESS AVAILABLE NOW**
Originally pressed as a limited edition of 25 lovingly homemade tapes, with unique cassette artwork.
Repressed Oct 2016 for Nov/Dec tour (+25 copies)
Features cover art by Caroline Beatrice Bennett, and additional design work by Emily Glass.
Includes unlimited streaming of Mankid 2
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
New York musician Sean Kelly takes a sonic leap forward with his latest unnerving, anxious work as Mankid. An enigmatic interview serves as the backbone of the record, while he presents his signature electronics and obliterating but intricate percussion on top. In 22 minutes "Mankid 2" paints a full picture composed of gloomy, borderline cavernous soundscapes and crushing, yet tasteful noise.
"His frantic drumming speeds over drone loops and recorded conversation with the likes of a Brian Chippendale-built noise cabinet. The tone of Mankid 2 is bleak, but Mankid’s undaunted drumming is combatant, hacking at the dense, unlit thickit as to forge its own path." - Tiny Mix Tapes
"Two speakers discuss dating and Lutheranism as his appropriately titled opener 'Filling a Void' kicks in. Though they eventually drop out in a wave of dense percussion and noise, they are the first in a persistent back and forth between these basic elements. That shifting balance lines up perfectly for 'It’s Not Hatred but I Can Smell It from Here' and 'More and Love and You Will Be Loved,' when the interview creeps back in accompanied by ominous synths and you realize that the interviewee has been talking about a cult. Mankid manages a tricky combination with no fixed tempo and such a highly-charged subject matter, producing an album that eventually feels like its fighting to drown out the memories it preserves." - Decoder Magazine
Just the right amount of heavenly ambience and hellish beats to feel your existence melt into a crystalline kaleidoscope reflective of your own psyche. You might make it home, but will it still be the same you who left? virtuasalt