Detroit based producer MGUN, aka Manuel Gonzales, announced his debut album with the very first track setting the tone for what's to come. With previous releases on such labels as The Trilogy Tapes, Wild Oats, Third Ear, BAKK, Berceuse Heroique and FIT, he's developed a highly respectable profile within the realm of underground dance music and Techno.
Half of the collection of songs were produced between 2007 and 2010 at his childhood home and most were recorded on cassette tapes, then digitized on a Windows millennium PC.
"I would record these to the standard WAV recorder you can find in the sound preferences, which from there it was possible to use primitive effects to manipulate the audio file."
The raw nature of these recordings really shines through on the finished product and reveal MGUN's distinct sound profile that has been ever present in his productions.
“The other half were produced in my current home studio, using somewhat of the same system I used back then, one take for the most part. There is hardly any multi-tracking involved with any of my productions. I use a basic WAV editor to manipulate recordings as well as various analog recording mediums beforehand.”
MGUN's debut album, titled Gentium, will be released April 1st and is the first artist LP to be released on the Don't Be Afraid label. Listen to the first track 'NVR', below.