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Manson X - Shattered Urban Soundscape

  • Braithwaite Hall Katharine Street Croydon, England, CR0 1NX United Kingdom (map)
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Inspired by London and its urban aesthetics and realities, Shattered Urban Soundscape is a live-performed experimental sonic piece accompanied by visuals.

The work is created employing software and hardware synths, drum machines and samplers, featuring abundant personally sourced field recordings and footage. It draws on influences from UK electronic music in order to generate a sonic artefact of fragmented beats, dark, ambient and noisy atmospheres, rich deep bass and strangely familiar conceptual references to city experience. The visual side enhances the listeners’ immersion, guiding their attention towards the notions inspiring the music, through abstract and glitchy urban imagery.

Visuals by Hanzo

About Manson X

Manson X is an electronic musician, DJ and sound recordist based in South London. With over 15 years of experience in Spanish and London techno scenes, he also co-runs Decoding the Void, a techno platform which runs events and podcast. His music is characterised by dark atmospheres, rich and predominant low-end frequencies and rough and experimental textures. Influenced by techno and leftfield dance music, but resisting genre restrictions, Manson X’s sounds are ultimately rooted in urban aesthetics and experience, and often seek to reflect the social realities of his city.

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