Manual (band)

Manual (band)

Manual is the performing name of electronic musician, Jonas Munk, from Odense, Denmark. Manual's music is considered to be in the styles of ambient dream pop and indietronica. His sound tends to contain a mix of software synthesizers, guitars (sometimes sampled or heavily processed), and various digital signal processing effects. Mixing elements of pop, glitch, and indie music, Manual is compared to artists ranging from IDM artists, such as Boards of Canada, as well as shoegazer groups like My Bloody Valentine.

Munk's output as Manual is strongly associated with the aesthetic of Morr Music, the label that released his first two albums. He also is featured on the Morr Music compilation Blue Skied an' Clear, which was a Slowdive tribute.

However, Munk's artistic visions didn't fit into the narrow Morr aesthetic, and in 2004 he joined the American label Darla. Simultaneously, Munk started a psych stoner band called Causa Sui, and they released their self-titled debut album in December 2005.

Influences

In an interview with Pitchforkmedia, Munk mentions some of his sources of musical inspiration. They include: Talk Talk, Simple Minds, Japan, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Cocteau Twins, U2, Philip Glass, Coil, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

Discography

Albums

  • Until Tomorrow (2001)
  • Ascend (2002)
  • Into Forever (2003) (collaboration with Icebreaker International)
  • The North Shore (2004)
  • Golden Sun (2004)
  • Azure Vista (2005)
  • Bajamar (2006)
  • Lost Days, Open Skies and Streaming Tides (2007)

Singles

Compilations

External links

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