Being And Nothingness EP
09th December 2013
12″ & digital
Red Paint On The Roses
On the 9th of December, South London’s Shades Recordings will release four weapons-grade industrial darts from nascent heavyweight Manni Dee. Having made his name and honed his production skills genre-hopping, Dee has lately put away childish things, turning heads with an uncompromising, serious and upfront take on techno which has won him support from the likes of Tripeo, Perc & Blawan and gigs across the UK and beyond.
The EP, named for Sartre’s 1943 treatise, explores Manni’s fascination with the liminal space between noise and music, and the question of how far things can be stripped back for them to still resonate with our primitive core; the ‘being’ Sartre refers to. This is particularly evident in lead track Loop84, which sets a lean palette of angular technoid sounds against chest-rattling kicks and broken ambient structures to produce a rock-hard warehouse stormer.
Follower Objective Form maintains the toughness, this time injecting some acid into skittering breakbeat patterns, while Red Paint on the Roses takes things into blistering 4/4 territory, all intense darkside drums and seething buildups. Final cut Eroded Viewpoint draws influence from all of the above, whipping sharp metallic drums, acid stabs and garbled samples into a fizzing heads-down industrial electro workout.
Being and Nothingness will be released in a limited vinyl run of 50.
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