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Manu Delago: Momentum

Manu Delago: Momentum


Having already collaborated with Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar, Andreya Triana and the London Symphony Orchestra, 2017 see’s Manu Delago release his new album on Tru Thoughts – a continuation from the subtle beautiful world/electronic crossover that was 2015’s Silver Kobalt.

As he sat behind his first drumkit at the age of two, Manu Delago began what would become a very musically inclined life. Four years later he took accordion lessons and, at the age of ten, he started playing the piano. As a teenager Manu mainly played football and drummed in HotchPotch which won the Austrian Band Contest in 2003. After graduating in classical percussion in his hometown Innsbruck, he moved to London where he studied jazz drums and composition.

When Manu Delago discovered the Hang, he simultaneously discovered his passion for writing music. His Hang solo piece Mono Desire was the most popular Hang video on the internet (with more than 5 million views) and reached the Top 30 music videos on YouTube.

“Amazing percussionist and Hang player“ Björk
“Sensitive and masterful musician“ The Telegraph
“A virtuoso on the Hang” The Times
“There was party time: drummer Manu Delago’s orgiastic blast of percussion“ David Fricke, Rolling Stone

“My last album ‘Silver Kobalt’ (Tru Thoughts Records) and the subsequent live tour felt like a big step in my musical career. It created a nice buzz and I got amazing reactions, but at the same time I was a bit worried about the next step. I wasn’t sure how to top ‘Silver Kobalt’ since it was quite a big investment. I did have lots of creative ideas for the future but not the budget to make them happen. Now it feels like the Momentum Music Fund arrived exactly at the right time to make the next step happen. It enables me to spend a lot of time and energy on my new album, work with amazing collaborators and also create a great package of live show, visuals and videos around the album” – Manu Delago


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