Boomkat Product Review:
Denmark's Jonas Munk, aka Manual, first came to our attention with his mesmerising EP for the excellent Hobby Industries label. This debut Album for the increasingly devestating Morr Music label is sure to become regarded as a bit of a classic before too long.....there seems to be a bit of a buzz about this LP......people talking. Where Manual differs from the idm fraternity is with his accoustic front. The spine that runs through almost every track accross the 9 gems on offer is an organic one.....melodica, guitars, Piano. The beats and percussive arrangements come as a definite afterburn.....almost an afterthought. Comparisons are hard to conjur up with any degree of precision, but think of Kim Hiorthoy, Boards, Mum. In fact, the overwhelming essence of this LP is in its immaculate musicianship and songwriting displays...warm, but not sickly....melancholy...but uplifting. Recognisable, but new. Essential.