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Mano Le Tough
At The Moment
Pampa Records
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August 20, 2021

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Press Release

Irish producer and DJ Mano Le Tough announces his new record, At The Moment, out August 20th on DJ Koze’s Pampa Records, and presents the first single, “No Road Without A Turn.” After more than a decade of releases and touring, Mano has spent the past year at home in Zurich, rearing his young family and focusing on the positives of 14 months without performing, amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. In the face of horror, Mano channelled inspiration. With At The Moment, the follow-up to 2015’s Trails, those struggles have produced a record which balances the ambivalence of the current moment, with wistful streaks of unguarded optimism.

At The Moment shows Mano’s modes of expression evolving too. The synths and rhythms common to earlier works are now complemented with less familiar sounds and influences. Jangling guitars and sun-bleached chords envelop his own tender, plaintive vocals in a dappled wash of summery pop. Another track grounds overlapping melodies and sci-fi soundtrack pads with hip hop beats, creating a hypnotic slice of slinky retro-futurism. Where there is reflection, there is also a sense of being unafraid.

“I’ve always liked that Mallarmé quote, ‘poetry is the language of crisis,’” says Mano. “It’s hard to make good music about everything being amazing. Everything is going great – who wants to listen to that? Anything I’ve done - anything which I thought had any kind of artistic merit, has been through struggles I’ve had in my life”.

Track List


A1. Man of Aran
A2. Empty Room
A3. Snow On Bamboo
B1. Aye Aye Mi Mi
B2. Moment To Change
B3. Fadó Fadó
C1. Pompeii
C2. So Many So Silent
C3. New/cycles
D1. No Road Without A Turn
D2. Short Cuts
D3. Together


  1. Man Of Aran
  2. Empty Room
  3. Snow On Bamboo
  4. Aye Aye Mi Mi
  5. Moment To Change
  6. Fadó Fadó
  7. Pompeii
  8. No Road Without A Turn
  9. New/cycles
  10. So Many So Silent
  11. Short Cuts
  12. Together

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