Shares new track ‘Slow Light’
Taken from debut EP ‘Light Echoes’ out now via Soothsayer Records
“Emotionally charged” – Kaltblut Magazine
“intoxicating and throttling all at the same time” – Gas Mask Magzine
Juno Mamba is the ever-intriguing multi-faceted moniker of Melbourne producer Vinci Andanar. Today he shares his new track ‘Slow Light’ as he welcomes the release of his debut EP ‘ Light Echoes’ a captivating debut, sauntering between genres and a range of influences through a cathartic process of creating.
He says: “Slow Light was the second track I wrote. I was digging through old sessions and found a bass progression I recorded a year before using a Moog Sub 37. This became the starting point of the song and used in the final version you hear now…I was obsessively watching Interstellar and I think it subconsciously informed the sound design process. If I listen to the intro now, I imagine the scene when Murph is emotionally running after her dad as he drives off for the last time before his voyage into space.”
Light Echoes is an atmospheric and cerebral EP that was inspired by time, place and emotion. Aptly titled, a ‘light echo’ is an astronomical phenomenon that relates to delayed reflections of light that can allow us to see into the past. Juno Mamba plays with this concept and the big questions it poses, both universally and individually,
“The process of creating Light Echoes ended up being a journey of self-discovery. Trying to get an understanding of the world; past, present and future, and how I see myself fitting within it has always been a constant struggle. How can I contribute positively to this world in what I do, and inevitably leave behind?”
Premiered last night via triple j Home & Hosed and via Complex (UK), ‘Blossom’ is an emotionally charged track that builds on the dystopian soundscapes created in Juno’s debut single ‘Flicker’. ‘Flicker’ saw Juno Mamba play with musical intricacies inspired by Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s manipulation of space and light. On ‘Blossom’, Juno Mamba masterfully plays with tension and release, resulting in an electrical surge of a crescendo that propels the track to a new dimension with a firm focus on the club.
“I like taking sounds and layers from songs I’ve written and incorporating them into others. There’s one sound in particular at the end of ‘Blossom’ that was taken from ‘Flicker’. Having these familiar elements in tracks, connects the songs together and reiterates that everything is connected.”
2019 was a tremendous first chapter for Juno Mamba. Within months of its release, ‘Flicker’ has seen global playlisting, airplay on BBC Radio 1, received international praise from the likes of The Ransom Note, ADSR Collective, Our Culture Mag and stereofox and was remixed by renowned Canada-via-Berlin producer Nathan Micay (LuckyMe/Whities).
With the release of ‘Blossom’, Juno shows no sign of slowing down in 2020. Light Echoes is out Friday 20 March and to celebrate its release, Juno Mamba will be playing his first headline shows at Melbourne’s Colour and Sydney’s Oxford Arts Factory Gallery Bar.
If ‘Flicker’ is the sonic equivalent of a shutter of light, ‘Blossom’ is a supernova explosion. The rest of Light Echoes EP will arrive soon and we can’t wait to share more Juno Mamba with the world.
Light Echoes track listing:
- Bright Noise
- Slow Light
- Flicker (Nathan Micay Remix)
- Blossom (TSHA Remix)
‘BLOSSOM’ IS OUT NOW THROUGH SOOTHSAYER
LIGHT ECHOES IS OUT FRI 20 MARCH THROUGH SOOTHSAYER AND VINYL IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE