Thursday, April 04, 2013

Mantarays debut full-length

THE MANTARAYS recently released their debut full length album Garden Of Light in early March, coming out on vinyl soon too.. I scored their earlier vinyl release recently, on lovely bright orange vinyl.... they are a very groovy sounding outfit, caught them playing live at the Toy Love Day at Real Groovy late last year...

"New Zealand’s Premier Psychedelic Soul/Exotica Trio The Mantarays are pleased to announce the release of their debut full length album GARDEN OF LIGHT.

Three years in the making, GARDEN OF LIGHT is a surreal psychedelic journey through Exotic landscapes, astral surf pounders and futuristic abstractions.

Led by organist Nigel Patterson aka Hammondhead (The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties), alongside Orchestra of Spheres frontman Dan Beban on guitar, and legendary drummer Anthony Donaldson.

The Mantarays combine early New Orleans R+B, Surf, retro organ grooves and exotic latin rhythms to create a sound that is unique, sophisticated and infectious.

GARDEN OF LIGHT follows on from their self-titled 5 Track EP released in 2008, and the 12” Vinyl Release of the same EP in 2009. GARDEN OF LIGHT will be released on 12” vinyl in May 2013."

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