Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Bryan Senti is gearing up to release his post-classical debut album “Manu” in June. The title track is the lead single and introduces the concept of mixing classical music with indigenous folk music. The folk influences come from Bryan’s ancestors from Latin America. It’s something of a switch up from Bryan Senti’s previous project Ex Mykah, which was more pop related. “Manu” however brings Bryan back to his instrument of choice, the violin. “Manu, for me, is a deeply personal record that threads the needle between the western classical music that I was schooled in, and the music of my parent’s homelands, Colombia and Cuba, as well as greater Latin America,” Bryan says. The violin can bridge many genres and ideas and I think we’ll see some of that diversity here.
“Manu” is a haunting piece. It has a trembling dissonance to it and towards the end of the track, a rumbling percussive edge as viola, cello, bass and violin become the drums too. It is a curious, ominous and alluring track that has me wondering how dark the album will go. The single is out now and the video is available below. Bryan Senti’s “Manu” album is out on the 24th of June. You can follow more of Bryan’s work, including this album on his website.
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