IDMf054 - Manton - Don't Panic ***Out Now***


#1

The IDMf Netlabel is honored to announce our 54th release
MANTON - Don’t Panic
Out 02.14.19

  1. Launch
  2. Don’t Panic
  3. The Red Planet
  4. Thunder, Lightning and Sky
  5. Suspended in a Sunbeam
  6. Ice Giants
  7. That’s No Moon
  8. Advanced Spacefaring Civilization
  9. The Golden Record
  10. Travel Time
    *Bonus: Don’t Panic (Continuous Mix Parts 1 & 2)

On the 14th of February, 1990 the Voyager Spacecraft took an impromptu image of Planet Earth from 3.7 billion miles away. This stark image that displays our home from the edge of the Solar System was the brainchild of renowned astronomer Carl Sagan. Sagan’s image, coined “Pale Blue Dot”, would forever challenge our perspective on ourselves and our imagined self-importance.

February 14th, 2019 marks the 29th anniversary of Sagan’s timeless image going public and also the release of IDMf054. With IDMf054 music producers MANTON are imparting an avant guard, electronically charged, audible trip through space. Inspired by the Voyager spacecraft, launched by NASA on 5th September 1977 including the contents of the Golden Record, Don’t Panic takes you on a journey through our solar system, to what may lie beyond.

With The Pale Blue Dot Sagan presents what amounts to be his love letter to Planet Earth. With Don’t Panic MANTON presents the same for Electronic Music Production. The IDMf Netlabel is honored to present it to you. IDMf054 is a release that is best played in a single sitting. Sit back, turn it up and let go.


Don’t forget about our 53rd release XVF - ISO
Watch this section of the forum for continuing updates and back catalog information


Don’t Panic has been composed by Joe Manton
Composed, produced and mixed by Nick Manton
Mastering by Darren Ziesing (Polybonk)
Released by the IDMfNetlabel under a Creative Commons License


#2

Congrats guys will give this a listen when I have the time cheeres


#3

Nice art work… glad that happened. Looking forward to listening in one sitting… as recommended.


#4

This is absolutely another release to get excited about. Regardless of the strong and interesting back story, the music is just damned good.


#5

Preview sounds like it will be an interesting relaxed and deep voyage, looking forward to it!


#6

Voyager is hands down my favorite space mission. Nothing else has a return on investment anywhere near that thing. Looking forward to seeing how that informs the music, because I tried a voyager themed song once and I couldn’t even finish it.


#7

Yeah the music sounds like it will be really well produced, and throughly thought out! Looking forward to hearing more! Congrats on your release, and here’s to hoping you get a few new listeners to dive further into the unknown! :beers: :wine_glass:


#8

Whoa, I’m so stoked to hear this full release. This is gonna go down in the IDMf halls of legend. REALLY dig the preview track…

Props @Manton !


#9

Thank you all!

Very excited about releasing my first album on IDMf.

I very much enjoyed creating this music content. A fair junk of it was the brain child of my brother and I experimenting by connecting up synth hardware in various new ways.

You’ll find that it’s quite cinematic in nature and there are plenty of cool visuals to be seen when you close your eyes and open up your imagination.

I can’t thank @RFJ enough. He has been in my corner supporting this idea throughout the entire process. So…cheers mate!


#10

Yeahhhhhh… that’s a great tease. So glad the full release is nigh!


#11

Glad to see everyone is enjoying the preview. Preview track is titled Thunder, Lightning and Sky. Manton was kind enough to put together a few track notes, here’s what was said about it…

  1. Jupiter, the God of Thunder, Lightning and Sky is introduced with another form of beat making which marks a signature sound of the MANTON experience. The use of clock sync, multiple clock dividers and swing modulation “syncs” the listener into unmatched grooviness.

Don’t forget to hit the follow button over on Facebook and if you already have feel free to please share the preview for this release…

Thanks everyone, see you Thursday!


#12

MANTON hail from the AU where it’s definitely 2/14 by now…

Ready for launch?


#13

The IDMf Netlabel is honored to announce our 54th release
MANTON - Don’t Panic
Out 02.14.19

  1. Launch
  2. Don’t Panic
  3. The Red Planet
  4. Thunder, Lightning and Sky
  5. Suspended in a Sunbeam
  6. Ice Giants
  7. That’s No Moon
  8. Advanced Spacefaring Civilization
  9. The Golden Record
  10. Travel Time
    *Bonus: Don’t Panic (Continuous Mix Parts 1 & 2)

On the 14th of February, 1990 the Voyager Spacecraft took an impromptu image of Planet Earth from 3.7 billion miles away. This stark image that displays our home from the edge of the Solar System was the brainchild of renowned astronomer Carl Sagan. Sagan’s image, coined “Pale Blue Dot”, would forever challenge our perspective on ourselves and our imagined self-importance.

February 14th, 2019 marks the 29th anniversary of Sagan’s timeless image going public and also the release of IDMf054. With IDMf054 music producers MANTON are imparting an avant guard, electronically charged, audible trip through space. Inspired by the Voyager spacecraft, launched by NASA on 5th September 1977 including the contents of the Golden Record, Don’t Panic takes you on a journey through our solar system, to what may lie beyond.

With The Pale Blue Dot Sagan presents what amounts to be his love letter to Planet Earth. With Don’t Panic MANTON presents the same for Electronic Music Production. The IDMf Netlabel is honored to present it to you. IDMf054 is a release that is best played in a single sitting. Sit back, turn it up and let go.


Don’t forget about our 53rd release XVF - ISO
Watch this section of the forum for continuing updates and back catalog information


Don’t Panic has been composed by Joe Manton
Composed, produced and mixed by Nick Manton
Mastering by Darren Ziesing (Polybonk)
Released by the IDMfNetlabel under a Creative Commons License


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Ohhhhhh shit, you guys got the player at the top of the page to work correctly! Nice!

This album is beyond my scope of understanding. :stuck_out_tongue: I like the seventh track “That’s no Moon” because it’s the most traditional out of the bunch, and the eighth “Advanced Spacefaring Civilization” for it’s jazz composition, but the time stretching and everything else is wreaking havoc with my musical sensibilities. :joy:

I wish I could lick the percussion in that first track. :stuck_out_tongue:

I dunno. This is kind of amazing but too abrasive for me. It’s porn for those who are into it, if that makes sense. Everything from Eno to Reznor to Chris Clark, to a bunch of other shit that is completely unknown to me.

Nice work! I will send this to a few people I know who will appreciate it.


#17

I’m three tracks in and already HOOKED. Awesome. I’ll maybe hit you with a full review when I’m done listening, but I had to react right away to say I’m impressed by the quality of this release.

Advanced Spacefaring Civilization :lips:


#18

i like what i hear, good job guys, will give this an in depth listen when i have the time, the title dont panic kinda reminds me of hitchiker’s guide to the galaxy :slight_smile:


#19

Listnened to this twice at workl the seperated tracks followed by the conitunous (which works better for me).
So my notes fwiw, which is marginally minimal so more of my tuppence and opinion…

Love the build track, nice intro. Not too sure about the constant kick for the first min but it
pulls through and then up a level and down again - nice work - glorious key work

Don’t Panic/Red Planet - nice flow and glitches vibes. Suitably named

Thunder/lightening - not my flavour but I get the IDMF crowd will appreciate the nature
of this one, I can’t help feel I’ve heard this on FSOL album or a Preset somewhere?

Suspended love the sample intro - very thoughtful use with sounds employed. This
is my favourite so far. Really touches me mentally and emotionally.

Ice Giants - great depth

That’s no moon - back to the constant spectrum of the album. nice work…wishing for
more variation. However, some lovely interluding breaks and textural builds within this track.

Advance Spacefaring - well mu nutz have just met my brain like a fly hitting a mouldy
banana.

Golden Record -Dystopian headaches. Wow what a mind mash like an vice grinds tighter around the brain

Not my favourite to on this platter :slight_smile:

Travel time - back to my temperament of music. Really nice wavey gate keys, glitch

drums and subliminal vocals. This really works for me. Again, very repetitive, but

within the concept of the album a welcome break.

I like the fact there’s a 2 part continues tracks of the album proving this is really a concept album and supporting my appreciation for this genre.

Overall whilst I like and purchased the album, I really feel the overall material and production was lacking depth and texture for the genre in parts. However there are several standout tracks that I like and don’t like. This is positive feedback for a very well completed concept album.

However, as I want to see Manton reach full potential, there is too much simplicity in the production for my ear and genre in many parts – not all, just some.
ADDUM Ok so I’ve just hit Ice Giants - I retract that to just some … I am writing this on the fly!!! No bananas.

The last statement for this track only. Red Planet almost tinkers on what I mean, but it doesn’t quite reach the depth.

The tracks are consistent and flow so well - I want more. Whilst some of the material is not my personal taste there’s a lot of good stuff in here. There is definitely a consistency in style which is a great sign of an artists signature, I do feel there’s been a lot of thought gone in to several track, and some not so. Missing depth/reverb on drums … but this is really only 2 or 3 tracks so no way representative of the album as a whole.

I know a lot of IDMfers will appreciate this material as well as those outside the nest.

It’s an eclectic album of emotion and physical reaction for sure…well done. Great work.

Money well spent!

M


#20

I was able to get through the first three songs between last night and this morning, and I’m very impressed so far. Looking forward to hearing the rest, but great work on this guys.