A.D. Mana


A.D. Mana is a solo artist and producer from the UK, now based in Berlin. He renders skeletal guitar lines, enmeshed in electronics both dense and pristine. Post punk, shoegaze, synth pop, EBM... yes... but not entirely. Beneath the shifting tension of these disparate strains, there is an underlying iridescence to the sound.

From a punk and then songwriter background, and having grown frustrated with the tonal limitations of acoustic instruments, A.D. Mana had always been experimenting in electronic production. Through working as a graphic designer at a music software company, he gained access to an array of synths, drum machines and other equipment, as well as the knowledge of how to operate them. However, spending days designing software interfaces and long nights in the East London studio experimenting with gear, eventually began taking it's toll. After declining health gave him the warning signs something needed to change, A.D. Mana relocated to Melbourne, Australia. He wrote and recorded with various artists there, but had still not defined something that felt like his own work.

Relocating again, this time to Berlin, he reconnected with friend and sound engineer, Christian Richardson. Finishing the first eponymous A.D. Mana EP, released on Sentimental Records in 2016. He followed this with the music video for the single 'Take Hold', directed by Sally Dige, which took us on a propulsive, paranoid, desaturated Super 8 journey through Berlin.

Working with Alex Akers of Forces (Fleisch Records), he has now completed his debut LP 'First Life', creating an expansive world racing between celestial freefall and claustrophobic shadow. The record is a bittersweet and sprawling letter to lovers wilfully lost in the onsen of desire, mundanity, heartbreak and hope.

'First Life' will be released in 2018 on Manic Depression Records. The first single and video 'Blue Romeo', taken from the forthcoming album, is out now.



Digital download only

Bandcamp

Body of Glass EP

Post-Punk / New Wave / Digital - 4 tracks
(Manic Depression - MD100-S1 - 2018)

Promo EP

Body of Glass
Blue Romeo (Video and Radio Edit)
Blue Romeo (Instrumental)
Blue Romeo (Extended Album Version)



15 €  Buy

Bandcamp

First Life

Post Punk / New Wave / Vinyl 12 - 8 tracks
(Manic Depression - MD100 - 2018)

Blue Romeo
Body Of Glass
Wealth
What Will Become
Fractal Cascade
Aggregates
Just For Now
Sentinel

NEWS

2018-09-13 : A.D. Mana on tour


01/10  DOM,  Łódź (PL) 

02/10  Chmury,  Warsaw (PL)  

04/10  DK Luksus,  Wrocław  (PL)



18/10  The Cave,  Frankfurt (DE) (SUIR Release Party !)

23/11  Asociación Freedonia, Barcelona   (ES)

24/11  TBC, Valencia   (ES)

—/—  TBC, Lisbon   (PT) 

 

2018-09-13 : A.D. Mana: press review


MusicZine (NL)


Obskure (F)

2015-05-23 : A.D. Mana, "Body of Glass" new video, Promo EP



A.D. Mana, who will release our 100th reference on June 15 "First Life", is releasing today a dystopian and strobochedelic video single, another hit called "Body of Glass", see the video premiered on Post-Punk.com.


We also release the single as a promo free digital EP of "Body of Glass" with the first single "Blue Romeo" on 3 different versions.

2018-05-23 : A.D. Mana : concerts


08 June : Rosi's - Ostkreuz (D) VV & The Void, Todesstrahlen + A.D. Mana

 

A.D. Mana

Agent Side Grinder

Ain Soph Aur

Ascetic:

Ashcode

Avant-Garde

BA13

Baical

Bleib Modern

Bodysnatcher

Bootblacks

Box and the Twins

Breathing of Bones

Camp Z

Christine Plays Viola

Crimson Muddle

Crying Vessel

Date at Midnight

Dead

Dead Astropilots

Deadchovsky

Dear Deer

Dividing Lines

Drama of the Spheres

Egoprisme

Factice Factory

Fear Incorporated

Frustration

Geometric Vision

Gitane Demone

HellOZ

In Memoria

Jacquy Bitch

Joy/Disaster

Kentin Jivek

L'An2000

Les Ttines Noires

Living Temples

Logical Tears

Lotus Feed

Luminance

M!R!M

Monographic

My Great Blue Cadillac

Night Train To Nowhere

Noctule Sorix

Nova et Vetera

Organic

People of Nothing

Principe Valiente

Raskolnikov

Razorline

Schonwald

Second Still

Secret Sight

Shadowhouse

She Pleasures Herself

Sjblom

Soul Stalker

Suir

The Agnes Circle

THE B.H.D.

The Cemetary Girlz

The Doctors

The Insight

The Spoiled

TRAITRS

Trouble Fait'

Twin Tribes

Veil of Light

Violet Stigmata

Visions in Clouds

Wallenberg

Winter Severity Index

You, Vicious!

Zuruck Placenta

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