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Manuel Mota


Label: Headlights

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

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*In process of stocking. Limited edition of 100 copies.* Headlights Recordings presents Manuel Mota's new work Hieme. Manuel Mota is known for the personal vocabulary he has developed for the guitar. His music draws inspiration from a multitude of references loosely rooted in the blues tradition to craft a sound which was highly regarded by Derek Bailey. Actual but transmitting an enigmatic sense of timelessness. The moment of creation- composition, and the instrumental execution- playing, are to him indistinct, and that's why he's usually considered an improviser. With public activity since 1990, he studied and experimented with prepared guitar, creating music based on the drone, influenced by Phill Niblock and La Monte Young. Since approximately 1997 he got back to focus on playing guitar. His artistic activity has been mostly underground and that is an important cause for aspects that are inner part of his work- unadorned directness, simplicity of means and home-recording are notable examples on that. Founded the label Headlights in 1998, and it's through it that he has almost exclusively releasing his music work.

Cat. number: CDH36
Year: 2020
Recorded in Ericeira, Spring 2022
Manuel Mota - electric guitar
Mastering - Christophe Albertijn
Artwork - Margarida Garcia