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MANIFESTO - Exit

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Reverse Alignment RA-22
Release Year: 2016
Note: the first album for this Swedish "monolithic drone industrial" project on Reverse Alignment, spreading very sinister rumblings, sluggish analogue drones, far away wafting melodies, slow machine-like beats and pulses, sudden noisy outbursts, roaring guitar sounds and cold tribalistic drumming, along with decaying vintage records....on 5 tracks; a must for any fan of classic COLD MEAT INDUSTRY acts.. lim. 300
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"Being a part of the alternative scene since more than 15 years past, Magnus Zetterberg's Manifesto has created a trademark of bleak and dark electronica, industrial textures and blackened ambient that satisfies a diverse taste of listening with it's manifold expression. Catching up with this act in 2008, in connection with the release of the album Core, the label found it only natural to get in touch again. Since then, Manifesto has released material on such labels as Silken Tofu and Bone Structure (to mention a few) and played live across northern Europe.
Exit is the finalization of four years of transformative work where turbulence, creation and re-creation sets the thematics. The entering track unfolds existence as elusive and impermanent and onwards the harsh sides of reality push us towards entropy." [label info]

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"Manifesto is the solo project of Swede Magnus Zetterberg who has been issuing material under this name since 2000. Having previously released a series of albums, splits, live recordings and eps, Exit is his latest 19th release and follows 2012s Rust album on Silken Tofu. Sonically Manifesto deal with soundtrack styled ambient music of a darker hue (aka dark ambient for a more straight forward genre descriptor), which also fits within the recognizable traits of such music coming from northern European spheres.

Musically speaking dank sub-orchestral drones provide the sonic bedrock, which is then augmented with a meticulous level of textual sonic detailing. The sound palate is also embedded with a high degree of mechanized tonality and jagged industrial based distortion in a few fleeting moments. Evidently Magnus has had formally trained in sound engineering and music production, with the results of this being absolutely demonstrated within the refined dark ambient approach on display. 5 tracks are featured, with each ranging from 5 to 13 minutes and which play out as variations on established dark ambient genre traits, where some pieces are dour and brooding, whilst others featuring driving and rhythmically pounding undercurrents. Yet collectively the greatest impression of Exit is a strong cinematic atmosphere and specifically that of a dystopian science fiction type motion picture.

Although not necessary turning the tables of what can be expected from dark ambient music in 2016, this is still a complex, diverse and enjoyable listen, to very much constitute a soundtrack to a non-existent film. Mini gate-fold cardboard sleeve rounds out the packaging." [Noise Receptor]