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ROBERT MANOS

Robert Manos is a New York based singer and musician who has collaborated on Techno, Drum and Bass and Deep House releases with Jesper Dahlbäck, Seba, Terry Lee Brown Junior, Paradox, Hugg and Pepp, John Dahlbäck, Charles Webster and Alexi Delano. Robert Manos spent his early years in Germany, Kenya and Tanzania before moving to New York as a teenager. His musical background is shaped by many influences including 70's Soul, R&b, New Wave, Dancehall Reggae and Classical Music.


He began recording bits and pieces on a 4 track recorder using primarily drum machines,synths and electric bass and gradually began to add his voice to these recordings.

Working as a bass player and background vocalist with various bands and projects, Robert began to develop his own style which can only be described as a mixture of everything he was exposed to, and as a way of trying to define the realities of living many lives in different worlds, the distance this can cause between people but also the sense of being connected to everything but at times lost to yourself. This is - of course - also the reason why his songwriting as well as the colour of his voice get a special taste. If you carefully listen to his songs you will know: "This artist is unique".

In 2002, Robert began collaborating on projects with Jesper Dahlbäck and Sebastian Ahrenberg in Stockholm (Sweden), starting with the deep house track "My World". The first full album from Robert Manos called "Angel Road" (mole082-2) was co-produced by Jesper Dahlbäck and Sebastian Ahrenberg as well and was recorded at Globe Studios in Stockholm.

Additional recordings for his debut album were done at Ingarö Studios (Sweden), in Budapest (Hungary) and a certain small apartment facing east high above 7th ave, New York (USA).

Beside his own releases on Mole Listening Pearls you can find features of his voice on different albums, f.e. the album from ADJD (Cronicle of the Urban Dwellers), released on Harthouse, and on the Plastic City longplayer from Terry Lee Brown Junior (Softpack).



Discography:

2005:
Before It´s All Gone (True Soul) 12"
It´s All Love / Can´t Let Go (Paradox Music) 12"
Last Goodbye / Stone Cold (Paradox Music) 12"

2006:
Exodus / Power Of Love (Horizons Music) 12"

2008:
Nobody (mole058-8) mp3
Angel Road (mole082-2) CD, mp3
Mombasa (mole061-7/-8) 7", mp3


Audio Interview:

Interview, recorded in july 2008