Smoke

by Nickolas Mohanna

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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    Smoke is a selection of new work by the
    artist and composer Nickolas Mohanna. The instrumental work could be seen as more of a departure from more digitally rendered compositions, and takes its form from acoustically derived tools. Mohanna builds a new shape in Smoke, to translate his ideas via a longing to find a more tactile physicality in composing; digging the fingers deep into the strings of the instrument, rough hewn arpeggios and angular note bends sit within a weight of dissonance that carry the pieces into shifting musical topographies. In these tracks, percussive elements intersect with acoustic strings that are used as both neutral sound sources and examinations of melodic contour; to produce timbres and tones inside a mélange of noise fields that trigger more exploratory harmonic forms and polyphonic impressions.
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    SMOKE - NICKOLAS MOHANNA
    REV008|AGO113
    Release date: 04/24/2019
    Format: LP + POSTER + BOOK
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Tower 04:45 video
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Plague 04:13
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Spectra 04:29
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Fugitive 03:16
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Plague II 01:26
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Axis 02:57
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Visage 01:24
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HWY 02:40

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SMOKE - NICKOLAS MOHANNA
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Smoke is a selection of new work by the artist and composer Nickolas Mohanna. The instrumental work could be seen as more of a departure from more digitally rendered compositions, and takes its form from acoustically derived tools. Mohanna builds a new shape in Smoke, to translate his ideas via a longing to find a more tactile physicality in composing; digging the fingers deep into the strings of the instrument, rough hewn arpeggios and angular note bends sit within a weight of dissonance that carry the pieces into shifting musical topographies. In these tracks, percussive elements intersect with acoustic strings that are used as both neutral sound sources and examinations of melodic contour; to produce timbres and tones inside a mélange of noise fields that trigger more exploratory harmonic forms and polyphonic impressions.
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released April 24, 2019

Smoke is a limited art edition of 100 copies, which also includes a poster and book. Recorded and mixed at ZIG Systems, Bronx, NY.
Mastered and cut by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering, Brooklyn NY.
Design by Amsterdam-based graphic designer Bas Mantel.
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REV008|AGO113

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REV. Lab. Amsterdam, Netherlands

REV. LAB. is a small independent music label run by graphic artist Bas Mantel.
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The sound and tone of the label finds its inspiration in
electronic, ambient, experimental, cinematic and abstract soundscapes. This series investigates the relation between the graphic translation of the music and its physical output.
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