man power: music to.. sob to

Press play and get emotional on this mix from Man Power.

by i-D Staff
29 May 2015, 2:24am

Despite being an established producer and DJ, there's an element of mystery when it comes to the musical force that is Man Power. His workings to date have seen him explore a plethora of shapes, textures and tones, and his debut, self titled album, out now on Correspondant sees the music-maker delve deeper into his world of leftfield influences, citing Laurie Anderson, Steve Reich, Tangerine Dream and Aphex Twin as notable artists of inspiration. From spacious, downtempo atmospherics through to straight up electro pop, Man Power has been championed by the likes of Tim Sweeney and John Talabot and we are hyped to have him enter the i-D mix crew. With 63 minutes of sounds to really make you sob, press play on the sound of Man Power!

"There's nothing especially rare in here, just music that really makes me want to cry. I'm not interested in polite weeping. This mix is more about body-racking self indulgent sobbing, without any interest in catharsis or healing or moving on, or any other positive notions. I like the fact that most of the music here is just about raw sadness , desolation and, I guess, truth. A lot of musicians feel the need to add at least a little optimism in to their music, but that can often feel like the musical equivalent of an insulting Hollywood happy ending". Man Power.

Cantus in Memory - Benjamin Brittan
Almost Blue - Chet Baker
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
For No One - The Beatles
Suicide is Painless - Johnny Mandel & Mike Altman
Till I Die - The Beach Boys
Riverman - Nick Drake
Lost Cause - Beck
Selfless Cold and Composed - Ben Folds Five
Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - Ryuchi Sakamoto
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead
Come Sweet Death - JS Bach

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night…
AC/DC, Let There Be Rock

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes… 
The Doors, The End

Music to kiss and make up to...
Air, All I Need

Music to heal a broken heart…
Sebastian Tellier, La Ritournelle

Music to get high to...
Pepe Braddock, Deep Burnt

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent…
Night Writers, Let The Music Use You

Music to take a long drive to…
Vangelis, Blade Runner OST

Music to walk down the aisle to…
Rollins Band, Liar

Music you'd like played at your funeral…
Cake, I Will Survive

Music to have sex to...  
Seedy Films, Soft Cell

Music to celebrate your birthday to...
Sylvester, Over and Over

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger…
The The, Giant

Music to make even the wallflowers dance...
LCD Soundsytem, Losing My Edge

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise…
Pillow Talk, Quiet Village

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep…
Alva Noto and Ryuchi Sakamoto, Vrioon

Man Power's self titled debut album is out now.

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