SEBASTIAN,KIT - MANTRA MODERNE Vinyl LP

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SEBASTIAN,KIT - MANTRA MODERNE Vinyl LP

SEBASTIAN,KIT - MANTRA MODERNE Vinyl LP

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Mantra Moderne' is a stunning, contemporary masterpiece that fuses Anatolian Psychedelia, Brazilian Tropicalia, 60's European pop and American jazz. A must for fans of Khruangbin, Portishead, Arthur Verocai, Goat, Caetano Veloso, Tom ZA , Os Mutantes, Cortex and co.The duo is formed of Kit Martin, who lives between London and France and plays all instruments on the album, and Merve Erdem, vocalist and multi-disciplinary artist from Istanbul, now based in London. This is their debut album.The album explores universal themes such as love, loss, decay, language and ideology, mixing three different languages: English, Turkish and French. Written and recorded by the duo - Kit composed all the songs and Merve wrote the lyrics - in rural France during 2018, each song was completed within a 12-hour window, pawning contemplation for spontaneity.Dubbed by Kit and Merve as 'lo-fi-hi-fi' in reference to the high-end tube equipment that helped it find it's way to 8-track cassette tape. The style owes it's sound to narrow tape width, valve distortion, spring reverb, the mixture of high end gear with lo-fi equipment as well as a disregard to the norms of hi-fi studio techniques. All instruments were analogue and no samples were used. The instruments that are used range from tablas to darbukas, balalaikas to ouds, MS20 synths to Farfisa organs and a lot of cuica. The mixing techniques were done on-the-fly, tracking immediately to tape: compression, EQ, delay and reverb; meaning mixing could not be revisited!

Track List:

1.1 Senden Baska
1.2 Mantra Moderne
1.3 Tyranny 20
1.4 Pangea
1.5 Kuytu
1.6 Yanimda Kal
1.7 Yurudum, Buyudum, Curudum
1.8 With a Sense of Grace
1.9 Durma

Label: Mr Bongo
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