Mamanet formed in Kramatorsk, UA in 2003. Given that Mamanet are a foursome - a very traditional arrangement of drummer, bassist, and two guitarists - they frequently joke that they’re mistaken for a rock or post-rock ensemble, at least before they turn the amps on. The one western parallel they invoke most often in order to lessen these misconceptions is with Hammersmith’s Red Snapper, given the English outfit’s equal willingness to mix jazz with breaks, hip-hop, and other non-canonical styles.
When pressed to be more specific about these possible overlaps, Mamanet’s members say the following: “Our music is charged with energy. We’ve got a vigorous, lively, and complex kind of sound; there’s not as much of a rock influence in there… but then there’s more indie, trip-hop, and dub than you’d expect!” This isn’t a style, it’s a relationship between them.
“Every sound is on it’s place” – Rolling Stone magazine, Russia
“ goes in the same logical chain with inventive Fila Brazillia” – PLAYBOY magazine, Ukraine
“ is one of the flag ships of the Ukrainian alternative pop scene” - ELLE magazine, Ukraine
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