Bristol-based artist Manami drops the latest in her steadily growing release portfolio, continuing her impressive form on the astrally-charged 'Eventide In Orbit'.
Born in Tokyo but raised in the UK, Manami has been winning admirers thanks to a string of diverse releases, as well as with her regular radio shows arriving via NTS, Worldwide FM and Rinse FM. Bold and stylistically agile, her classical musical training makes its presence felt throughout her back catalogue. Nuanced, delicately woven, and infused with cerebral musicality, her sound is at once fresh and embellished by disparate authentic forms.
Following on from her recent inclusion on 'Compilation 10' from revered Bristol label, Futureboogie, her latest effort continues to tick a multitude of dance-ready boxes. 'Eventide In Orbit' appears on the four-track EP of the same name, with three original cuts supported by an Adam Pits rework of the title track. Evolving over a growling bass arpeggio and morphing up-tempo rhythms, the music glides through ambient and vintage trance textures, swirling through galaxies as atmospheric chord progressions augment the space-age mood.
Striking a beautiful balance between classic and contemporary, the music arrives as a cosmically-charged re-imagining of the classic German trance sound purveyed by the likes of Harthouse Records throughout the '90s. Elegantly mesmerising but endowed with enough grit to shake the floors, this is fine work indeed from Manami.
Manami 'Eventide In Orbit' is out now on Viscera Transmissions, you can buy it here
Patrizio Cavaliere is Mixmag Asia's Music Editor. Follow him on Instagram