Posts tagged Man mantis
Brooklyn Shanti Departure Lounges With Man Mantis

When I thought about pairing these two together I thought it was a great idea, now that I've heard actual music and how it turned out I'm getting greedy... I want more. With Man Mantis' chill sounds and brother Shanti on vocals, it brings a cool smooth tale of past relationships that affect many. One of the best suggested duos of recent date is right here. Now if more can get on board and create more good music, I would gladly be content with posting music like this all day if I could. You can also buy the tracks 'Departure Lounges and Girlfriend Experience below.


<a href="">Departure Lounges / Girlfriend Experience by Brooklyn Shanti x Man Mantis</a>

Brooklyn Shanti All-Over Stylee

The brotha Shanti has been on a world tour and just wanted to give you all a taste of his latest endeavors. From Man Mantis tracks to performing with Karsh Kale in New Delhi, the dude is going Giant and you will see a lot more of him here... especially in the special upcoming project we have going on in WGM.


Man Mantis' 'Gonna Doubt You'

My o my Man Mantis is BACK. One of my favorite beat crafters has just released "Gonna Doubt You" with some UFO soul sounding goodness. I don't really like posting one track posts anymore on WGM but there's a special exception here and I'm a-ok with this one. Man Mantis - Gonna Doubt You by World Around Records

Zilla Rocca's 'Nights & Weekends' Last Longer Than That

I would like to first start this review by saying that Zilla Rocca keeps surprising me with the wealth of sounds the more I listen to his music. There is a peculiar sound and touch of care into what makes a Zilla Rocca track, they are usually laced with a thin film of dust all over and ice cubes melting into a glass of single barrel bourbon. It's that unmistakable Noir-Hop that he is known for and excels in each release, bringing us closer to the modern urban take of trench coats flapping in the wind and a scuffed Colt Detective Special .38 that's been around the block a few times. This album isn't just a regular Hip-Hop album, it seeps with visions of a different time accompanied by long shadows and seedy characters that deserves it's own space in music. I'm not going to base my review on technicalities and samples because well... I'm no producer, but I can base my review off what I hear and see when heard. The album starts with Creme De Menthe and soothes it's way into a damp yet sexy low lit bar with scantly clad smokes walking about. It continues it's wet cobblestone journey thru dark alleys and broken windows while displaying ther versatility of verses from Zilla Rocca, Has-Lo, Curly Castro, My Man Shafe and Nex Millen. It all plays out great and gives higher hopes that Hip-Hop can and will find more in it's vision and imagination than "chillin' on the block" rap. Dr. Quandary makes a producer appearance in "Full Spectrum" which takes you to a backroom dim lit card game filled with smoke and egos at play while Zilla lays it all out and shows a straight flush. In "New Year's Eve 2003" you are taken into the mind of Rocca and vivid twists in his dreams, he spits it and feels as if you were there along with him that night. At the end you are surprised with a remix of "Full Spectrum" by the dope Man Mantis, specks of dust fly around in the triangular top lit areas emitting soft rays of yellow. Ok so I believe by now you got the idea that I really love this album due to the cinematic portrayal of everything involved, it's amazing when an element starts to take shape before your eays and in your mind and this album does that.

So should you buy it? Hell yes and while you're at it thank the man in the process. This is what I mean when you read my tweets about Hip-Hop having more thought and imagination applied to the basic formula. By the way "Vaguely Jamaican Part 2" reminds me of the Gorillaz sound and it's lovely. An amazing effort from all involved and Zilla Rocca, the man is paying his dues and leaving a hefty tab behind for the help so pay attention.

Purchase: iTunes, Bandcamp

Man Mantis Births 'Cities Without Houses'

Ladies and gentleman this MUST be the hardest working insectiman I've ever seen. Man Mantis is back with 'Cities Without Houses' another project to get your brain oozing with visions of perplexing body shifts and mental breakdowns. He also has a Kickstarter project page to get this album pressed on delicious vinyl to reverse natures wrath on the Man Mantis face which was preyed upon. The more you pledge, the more awesome the items you shall receive.. you can even get your own Mantis face! Back to the album... I can sum it up to every track colliding and interweaving itself into a highly satisfying mass of instrumental bangerage.

Reminds me of a modern day Legend Soundtrack (Yes Tangerine Dream Legend) and only makes you wonder what a movie could sound like if accompanied by something this awesome. If you came here looking for some kind of technical breakdown of what was used... sorry, music like this speaks to me on a totally different level and so I chose to go by feeling. We heard some of these tracks on 'Sea Ambulance' but it doesn't diminish the complete package. I wish there was a bigger piece of the pie for instrumental sensei's like this, but am glad that i have the chance to hear something that lets you escape. Not sure if it's because of his unfortunate face change but every single track emits powerful emotion and carries it's own vision while living at total peace in this 12 track outer body experience.

Support Man Mantis by purchasing (name your price) the album and pass thru his Kickstarter if your interested in the vinyl and some dope extras as well!! Check out the kickstarter video...