Manual

Real Name:
Jonas Munk Jensen
Profile:
Manual aka Jonas Munk Jensen is a producer from Odense, Denmark and after more than seven years of playing guitar and piano he started to combine electronic with 'analog' instruments. Manual doesn't improvise very much (you can guess it from the name!), all his songs are composed without using a computer. Manual uses old-school synthesizers and sometimes samples in combination with guitars and pianos to create well structured songs and soundscape-like compositions. Later he took artists like To Rococo Rot, Jim O'Rourke or Boards of Canada as a starting point and since his sound has evolved to a strong and fragile character of its own.
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Albums

MM019 Manual - Until Tomorrow album art Manual Until Tomorrow (Album) Morr Music MM019 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
MM027CD Manual - Ascend album art Manual Ascend (Album) Morr Music MM027CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version
sound of a handshake 001 Manual - Into Forever album art Icebreaker International & Manual Icebreaker International & Manual - Into Forever (Album) Sound Of A Handshake sound of a handshake 001 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
drl 153 Manual - Golden Sun album art Manual & Syntaks Manual & Syntaks - Golden Sun (Album) Darla Records drl 153 US 2004 Sell This Version
DRL 144 Manual - The North Shore (Bliss Out Vol. 20) album art Manual with Jess Kahr Manual with Jess Kahr - The North Shore (Bliss Out Vol. 20)(CD, Album) Darla Records DRL 144 US 2004 Sell This Version
VAN 95 Manual - Azure Vista album art Manual Azure Vista (Album) Static Caravan VAN 95 UK 2005 Sell This Version
DRL 172 Manual - Bajamar album art Manual Bajamar(CD, Album) Darla Records DRL 172 US 2006 Sell This Version
DRL216 Manual - Confluence album art Manual Confluence (Album) Darla Records DRL216 US 2008 Sell This Version
DRL236 Manual - Drowned In Light album art Manual Drowned In Light (Album) Make Mine Music DRL236 US 2010 Sell This Version
DRL261-2 Manual - Awash album art Manual Awash (MiniAlbum) Darla Records DRL261-2 US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HI 007, HI007-2000/12 Manual - Manual album art Manual Manual(12") Hobby Industries, Hobby Industries HI 007, HI007-2000/12 Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
van 29 Manual - Dry Moods Warm Nights / Here album art Manual Dry Moods Warm Nights / Here(7", Single, Ltd, Amb) Static Caravan van 29 UK 2001 Sell This Version
van66, van 66 Manual - Isares album art Manual Isares (EP) Static Caravan, Static Caravan van66, van 66 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Awkward 28 Manual - Untitled album art Manual & Orange Crush Manual & Orange Crush - Untitled(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Awkward Silence Recordings Awkward 28 UK 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

DRL 165 Manual - Lost Days, Open Skies And Streaming Tides album art Manual Lost Days, Open Skies And Streaming Tides(2xCD, Comp) Darla Records DRL 165 US 2007 Sell This Version
DRL290 Manual - Memory And Matter  album art Manual Memory And Matter (2xCD, Comp) Darla Records DRL290 US 2014 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Manual - Isolatedmix 49 album art Manual Isolatedmix 49(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) A Strangely Isolated Place none US 2014

Reviews

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October 23, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
Jonas Munk is one the most poignant and melodic focused artists in downtempo. While he started in a more idm vein he has taken that background and passed many of his contemporaries into rock and even krautrock. Shoegaze, drone and ambient of course givens. His music is picturesque, uplifting, scenic and sometimes a balance between meloncholly and whimsicle while still remaiming the depth needed for multiple listens. Under Manual you have all that while under his pen name you have more of the drone and krautrock with collaborations. Nearing 20 years of music Jonas outlasted being pigeonholed like many in idm due to his bigger than a style talent.

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