"MANAS are guitar and drums, with nothing more than guitar and drums. It's easy to think about the historicization process of this form of non-Rock music in America, but it's very difficult to think this record as "canonic". Nowadays this form remains strong and communicative like the day 0, probably because improvisation is extratemporal, slumped in the "now". They call every song with the name "Thing". We meet things in the modality of the meeting or the things encounters us. So, the thing (a thing is always some-thing) needs a vital interplay to be called "thing". MANAS can encounter things, create significance of things and disintegrate things."
~ Körper / Leib, Italy
All tracks recorded by Patrick Kukucka
Thing 1& 4 recorded at Toy Boat Community Arts Center, Asheville 2014
Thing 2 & 3 recorded at Hi Z lo z Studio, 2014