Manouva, the first album of Monoland was recorded in 1998 in a little cellar studio of the kreuzberger "rauchhaus". A squat with the historical aura of punk, noise and rage - influences to be heard on the record. Recorded by seba fell, manouva was the first attempt willing to articulate the disparate soundworld as a set of complementary impressions. On stage Monoland goes always across genre boarders, confronting the audience with a broad spectrum of diverse aesthetics and to transgress track- and songstructure. Unfortunately when participating in compilations or split-projects the attemps to locate the band to the most likely dicourse seemed rather arbitrary. Blow as an example for the new my bloody valentine and zine becoming a reference for a post-rock attitude. For the first time however monouva appeared to be able to synchronize these discourses from very unique Monoland point of view. To mediate these antagonisms was the true achievement of the record, which makes the following cooning on supermodern corroboratively intelligible. Furthermore the songs on manouva are not only timeless beautiful specimen of it kind, they are also part of the other side of Monoland: the live-act, in which songs like reed still represent a tight description of "Rauschen".
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