Manpack Variant - Sticky Wickets

Sticky Wickets

Manpack Variant

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 5 tracks 3.99
Download Album (flac) 5 tracks 4.99
Download Album (wav) 5 tracks 4.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Manpack Variant - Sticky Wickets

Manpack Variant is the persistently intermittent commingling of electronicists Jaime Fennelly (Peeesseye, peeinmyfacewithsurgery, Phantom Limb & Bison) and Chris Peck, resulting in transcendent sound rituals and unexplainable detritus such as the recent "Flash Vault" 7" split with Gerritt on Misanthropic Agenda and now "Sticky Wickets," the bands first full-length CD.

"Sticky Wickets" will take the paint off your walls. Bone-crunching noises fly in an analog heaven, short on altitude but high on fire? Insanity? Asylums? Try it all on for size. Manpack Variant are bringing barrels of concrete to the show, ready to build a scuzzed-out monument complete with skeleton electronics and bags of fuzz. And to add even more sparkle, "Sticky Wickets" features original artwork by Jason McLean.

Entranced by latent characteristics of military-industrial sound hardware, Manpack Variant has laid audiences from Vienna to Vancouver (to waste) with there own special bland of ecstatic nose drool. Ambient ambient ambient!

Ambient ambient ambient!

Four years now they have failed to either get a sharper blade or have a new one made. Take a load off: the album woks!

Reviews

"Manpack Variant are a group unknown to me. Manpack Variant fills the A side with what initial sounds like it will be minimal sparse turntable noise ala Airport War, but that quickly changes as blasts of tape manipulation and synthesizer squall burst in the fold. What follows is very similar to early Yellow Swans, back when their name had a changing D word before the YS and their work was a lot more blast beat oriented. MV definitely had my head rocking; their track ends (too soon in my opinion) with applause" - Mike Pollard, Arbor Records

"Largely a product of acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonium, and assorted percussion, the disc’s dark shadows don’t explicitly reek of evil, but the vibes of the album are distinctly downcast. Oo-ee-oo may not be a product of demonic possession or religious fervor, but the disc hints at flavors of both, and Chris Forsyth, Jaime Fennelly and Fritz Welch are shown to have certainly hit a vein." - Dusted

"In a mere half-hour, the Brooklyn-based trio creates an oppressive miasma of sound that'll leave you as bewildered as however-many-hundreds of Spartans running over your head." - Philadelphia City Paper

Tracklisting

Download Album (DIGI047DD)
  1. Manpack Variant - Flash Pumper
  2. Manpack Variant - Matted Fur
  3. Manpack Variant - Nice Face
  4. Manpack Variant - AC Ferries
  5. Manpack Variant - Heartstream

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Flash Pumper 3m 39s £0.75
2 Matted Fur 21m 37s N/A N/A
3 Nice Face 4m 47s £0.75
4 AC Ferries 9m 45s N/A N/A
5 Heartstream 8m 42s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (5 tracks) £3.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Flash Pumper 3m 39s £0.75
2 Matted Fur 21m 37s N/A N/A
3 Nice Face 4m 47s £0.75
4 AC Ferries 9m 45s N/A N/A
5 Heartstream 8m 42s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (5 tracks) £4.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Flash Pumper 3m 39s £0.75
2 Matted Fur 21m 37s N/A N/A
3 Nice Face 4m 47s £0.75
4 AC Ferries 9m 45s N/A N/A
5 Heartstream 8m 42s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (5 tracks) £4.99