Mank – Solipsism


Release data: Mank – Solipsism DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Manky Music, 2015 Composer Ben Powell (aka Mank) told me some of the tracks on “Solipsism” have been around for a long time as he spent a long time getting the mix how he wanted it. As happened on previous Mank-releases, there is a definite two half thing going on: the first half being more upbeat while the…

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Mank – Gutta-Percha


Release data: Mank – Gutta-Percha DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Manky Music, 2013 In the notes to 52-minute “Gutta-Percha”, composer Ben Powell (aka Mank) states the majority of the ambient music was written on a Canadian icebreaker on the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska, where he performs oceanographic measurements as a day job. With his trance-inducing, rhythmic-driven and mellow music, Powell attempts to reflect the beauty and awe…

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Mank – Awen


Release data: Mank – Awen DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Manky Music, 2010 “Awen” (a Welsh word for “poetic inspiration”) was released on March 1st 2010, and sees Ben Powell (aka Mank) deliver another fine work of inspired ambient electronic music. As Ben explains on his website, Mank’s 10th release was inspired by characters from the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh folk tales recording memories of ancient Celtic…

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Mank – Isbjorn


Release data: Mank – Isbjorn CD-R, Manky Music, 2008 Mank is an ambient project by North Wales based musician Ben Powell. For “Isbjorn”, his eight release, Ben spend five weeks on a polar research ship in September and October 2007 to collect oceanographic data. The latter would form the majority of this album, which was actually created during the journey. The 70+ minutes of instrumental,…

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