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by Mané Fernandes

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    Random thoughts about each track.

    - "And1 mixtape vol.5" and "The Notic 2" were once my favourite pieces of art in the world.

    - What the hell is Luca playing in Boom Boom Bap? I swear it's his fault, I definitly didn't ask him to play all major pentatonics over these phrygian chords. I swear.

    - Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaqSemXtgJA&ab_channel=CMCVISIONa2z and sing a long with Goyaweh.

    -PLRLT∞NFNT is a bunch of Glitched out meters, nothings is what it seems. Also, Grains can travel through time apparently. You know how, when listening to old jazz records, sometimes you can hear the next phrase before it's actually played? Something to do with worn out vinyl I think. Well, we went for that on the guitar solo.

    - Intro, theme and Outro. M i s s e d and m i s t sound similar. Things being similar but not the same is a big theme of this record.

    -Makuma was my older brother's self-attributed childhood nickname. He was born in '79. The song is in Septuplets, morphs to 9/8. Absolute coincidence. The audio of him speaking was Luca's idea, it was randomly selected and it just fit perfectly. It's one of my favourite parts of the record.

    -Pentagram makes me think about a fighting video game. Street fighter always seemed the coolest of all of them to me, but I was a Tekken kid. Hwoarang all day long you know?
    Well, Barradas kicked my ass haha <3 "Nao vale estouros bro".
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Goyaweh 03:59
The Move 08:07
Makuma '79 04:15


"Mané Fernandes: ENTER THE sQUIGG

The young guitarist from Porto, Portugal, makes his decisive career statement as a composer with this album. Every move he did before, trade-marking a jumping rhythmic style of his own, was leading to “Enter the sQUIGG”, a phenomenal treat about rhythm and its relationship with harmony and melody, informed by the many 'musics' of the African-American tradition.

Mané Fernandes studied with Petter Eldh, via RMC (Copenhagen), and through the rhythmic visions of this contrabassist and producer, plus the thorough study of Malcolm Braff's research. developed what he calls “Post-beat Aesthetics”.

This release results directly from both influences, crosses them and mixes Fernandes' musical personality to the pulsatile discoveries made, here and there keeping an ear to other references- for instance, to Flying Lotus.

The music was recorded live and post-production in the studio was used as a creative tool; all the sound materials having been manipulated and (re)composed with.

An edition in vinyl was the natural choice for this work process, which is totally committed to that surface/object. A special gift to all the beat freaks out there."
- Rui Eduardo Paes (Music Writer)


released March 18, 2022

Mané Fernandes - guitar, electric bass, additional percussion, voice

Luca Curcio - double bass, additional mandolin

Simon Albertsen - drums

José Soares - alto saxophone

José Diogo Martins - synthesizer and piano

João Barradas - synth accordion (on “Makuma'79” and “Pentagram Ceremony Squiggle”)

Flavia Huarachi - additional flute (on "The Move")

All compositions by Mané Fernandes

Produced by Mané Fernandes and Luca Curcio

Recorded by Neil Robert Young at Sauna Studios, Copenhagen, January 2021
Additional recording by Luca Curcio at the Krokodille Kollective (Copenhagen) from January to
May 2021

Mixed and mastered by José Diogo Neves

Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul

Design by Travassos

Artwork by Grischa Lichtenberger


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Mané Fernandes Porto, Portugal

Mané Fernandes (1990) is a guitar player, composer and improviser based in Porto and Copenhagen.
He is part of a broad, musical experimental scene he likes to call Post-Beat Aesthetics. The meeting of the “Jazz” (#BAM) tradition as an ever-inspiring source of depth and truth, with the fresh sounds and methodologies of electronic and sample based music(s) is where he finds his space. ... more

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