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Mantis Radio 130 – Nonima

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Nonima is long overdue a Mantis Radio showcase, so this week enjoy his fantastical IDM. Plus hear music from Biome, House of Black Lanterns, Israel Vines, Psyk, Mark Broom.

Lorenzo Montana – Qunatic Rajah [Psychonavigation]
Lifeblood – Gravitational Force of Destiny [Cicuta Netlabel]
Phat Chex – Electric Eyes [unreleased]
Bogger – Crash [digital-gadget]
House of Black Lanterns – Broken ft. Ghettozoid [Houndstooth]
Forest People – Leviathan (Scalameriya remix) [Driving Forces Recordings]
Adverse Event & James Jaymal – Hydrograph (Scott Zest remix) [Input Output Systems]
Hoth System – Data Spine [unreleased]
Myler – Blue Madams (Mørbeck remix) [Fifth Wall]
Minotaur Electronics – The Source [Noxgenus]
Cold Dust – Grounded (Umek remix) [Red Seal]
Israel Vines – WWKD [unreleased]
Carl Finlow – Hashtag (C Mantle remix) [Electrix]
Biome – Fear [Sub Pressure]
Mark Broom – Acid Dik (Beat Mix) [Power Vacuum]
CPTN – Lost [Mutant Bass Records]
Kalter Ende – Warrior Member [2010 Sttarret Underground]
Psyk – Intern [Mote Evolver]
Raw Village Hall – Thrush Strokes [unreleased]

Nonima – Jinx
Nonima – Lockheed
Nonima – [untitled]
Nonima – Paradigm (unreleased)
Nonima – Mefrac (v2)
Nonima – Symmetrophobia
Nonima – Looking Glass (version)
Dissolved – Pelagic Majesty (Nonimx)
Anno_Logic – AFP-PFA (Mitoma remix)
Nonima – Black Triangle ft. Dissolved (excerpt)
Stormfield – Collapsing System (Nonimx)
Nonima – Collider
Nonima – Protozoa
Nonima – Morphism

Featured Guest

Almost criminally underrated – the sound of Tam Ferrans’ Nonima is one that really should be in more peoples music collections. One of those artists those who know, know.

The core of his sound – IDM. Something not heard that often these days, and certainly rarer at this calibre. His sound echoes that golden age of 90s electro IDM perhaps best surmised as similar to that of Autechre between Amber and their later more abstract period starting with Confield. Along the way taking in glitched industrial techno flexes, ambient constructs and a sense of ever-morph to the sound and journey within.

Yet comparisons aside – Tam has his own voice, one you’ll hear tonight in it’s full glory.

The clear rich structures of sound – the processed glitch, melodies and synth work – this is the sound of Nonima.

A resident of Scotland (Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire) Nonima also records as Mitoma and collaboratively with Andy Paterson (theAudiologist) as Altered:Carbon. His work with Andy on more of an abstract hip-hop direction – think Skam, Merck, Chocolate Industries.

In 2009 he co-founded the prolific (100+ releases strong) netlabel Section27 where most of his releases can be found. Recently he turned in a remix on Stormfield’s Collapsing System EP for London’s blacklight label Combat Recordings; a highlight of the EP.

On the horizon a 3rd Mitoma album Iso:Forms; due for release this summer and new Nonima material later in the year.

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