Irish producer and DJ Mano Le Tough announces his new record, At The Moment, out August 20th on DJ Koze’s Pampa Records, and presents the first single, “No Road Without A Turn.” After more than a decade of releases and touring, Mano has spent the past year at home in Zurich, rearing his young family and focusing on the positives of 14 months without performing, amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. In the face of horror, Mano channelled inspiration. With At The Moment, the follow-up to 2015’s Trails, those struggles have produced a record which balances the ambivalence of the current moment, with wistful streaks of unguarded optimism.
At The Moment shows Mano’s modes of expression evolving too. The synths and rhythms common to earlier works are now complemented with less familiar sounds and influences. Jangling guitars and sun-bleached chords envelop his own tender, plaintive vocals in a dappled wash of summery pop. Another track grounds overlapping melodies and sci-fi soundtrack pads with hip hop beats, creating a hypnotic slice of slinky retro-futurism. Where there is reflection, there is also a sense of being unafraid.
“I’ve always liked that Mallarmé quote, ‘poetry is the language of crisis,’” says Mano. “It’s hard to make good music about everything being amazing. Everything is going great – who wants to listen to that? Anything I’ve done - anything which I thought had any kind of artistic merit, has been through struggles I’ve had in my life”.
- Album announcement via Mano Le Tough Facebook (165+ followers), DJ Koze Facebook (247K+ followers), Pampa Facebook (71k+ followers), Pampa Soundcloud (127k+ followers), Mano le Tough Instagram (55k+ followers), DJ Koze Instagram (50k+ followers)
- Permanent & Massive social media support during the next months via Facebook/Instagram Pampa Records, Mano Le Tough, DJ Koze
- Massive Radio Plugging in UK/D/A/CH for Leadsingle „Aye Aye Mi Mi“ (PAMPA036)
- Newsletter sent to 4500 existing customers Pampa for every release
- Publication of music and/or video(s) on Pampa YouTube Channel with 19k+ subscribers
- Additional promo will be secured via external PR agencies in G/S/A (Beats International), UK/ESP/IT (9 PR), USA (Pitch Perfect)
- First Album on Koze's Pampa Records since Koze's latest LP 'Knock Knock' (>77M streams!)
- Videos will be shot for single „Together“
- Posters, Stickers, Postcards will be available
- DJ Gigs throughout Autumn 2021 and next year across the world - more details soon!