Mano Le Tough

“Oblique/chateau Flight Remix”

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Cat. No.INT014
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After a recent ,short ‘n’ sweet stint on Tensnake’s Mirau imprint irish ex-pat MANO LE TOUGH reemerges on Internasjonal where he first saw the light of the day as a producer with the much acclaimed “warhorn". yet even with such a rather small, straightforward discography Mano managed to sculpture his unmistakeably very own style fusing the deeper shades of house and techno with a strong melodic sensibility that one would never even get the faintest idea to file it under the mostly bland tech-house genre. “oblique” boast a perfect effective dramaturgy with slighty spooky broken melody box theme rising out of a thick mist of grinding chords before morphing into a deep acid finale. French gentlemen of distinction and many styles CHATEAU FLIGHT toughen up the beats and throw in some african wood percussions and sparse psychedelic dub effects for a superb rhythmically multi-layered rework.

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Dplay (Mildpitch): “love the Chateau Flight remix!”

Gerd Janson (Running Back): “Dope Chateau Flight remix and nice original!”

littlewhiteearbuds: “Having provided three labels with four very different singles, it’s not surprising Mano Le Tough has yet to be pigeonholed. But whether you’ve heard his synthy disco for Mirau (Eurodancer), sample-centric house for Dirt Crew Recordings (Baby Let’s Love), or whatever “Warhorn” qualifies as (for Internasjonal), chances are quality is the overarching characteristic you’ve noticed. This is especially true for his second Internasjonal single, Oblique, a spacious techno thriller falling somewhere between James Kumo and Delta Funktionen. Blanketing listeners in atmospheric minor chords as a sharpened bass line maintains movement, it reveals unexpected sweetness in bell melodies before slamming the beat back into place. While less spacey, Chateau Flight’s remix is also less focused, caking its immediate synth progressions and sonorous percussion in movie dialogue and offhand vamps that prove distracting. So far Mano’s experiments have been listeners’ gain, but more tracks like “Oblique” would be the most welcome here.”

Luciano (Cadenza): “love it !”

Mathias Kaden (FAT): “great!!!!thanks”

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