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CHECK IT: MANY MANSIONS

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NY-via-Boston experimental electronic artist Shane Donnelly, aka MANY MANSIONS, specializes in sewing together endless loops into a sonic whirlwind of disorienting polyrhythms that scoop you up by your ears and just won’t let go until your frontal cortex is a psychedelic mush of positive vibes. This Whitehaus veteran has a slew of mind expanding releases, and his latest jam FLESHTONE STARGATE FOR NEW MIND BAZAAR VOL. I (currently only on soundcloud but sure to see a physical release) continues the trend of breezy tropical trance beats with a freshness that cannot be duplicated. Old fans wont be disappointed here – he’s still got that depth and richness that distinguishes him from his psych-tronic peers, and he’s still playing around with call and response chants and jangley percussive grooves conjured from far-out samples. But, if its even possible, this new release sounds even more mature and orchestrated in its root than previous efforts. Here we see an artist in his prime, embracing his various influences and making them his own. Some tracks have that sunny west african high life feel. Others vibrate to a near eastern groove. Theres even a little sitar-tabla to keep things spicy. But this cultural kaleidoscope of worldly sounds dont crowd or distract from this maestro’s true purpose: to get those hips a-shakin’.

You can witness the genius of these warped dance ragas live, as this prodigal son of a gun returns to the city that nursed him (musically speaking) THURSDAY to perform a silly funky set at Seal Beards in Allston. Don’t sleep!

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