“Amazing percussionist and Hang player“ Björk
Having already collaborated with Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar, Andreya Triana and the London Symphony Orchestra, 2017 saw Manu Delago release his third album, ‘MetroMonk’ on Tru Thoughts – a continuation from the subtle beautiful world/electronic crossover that was 2014’s ‘Bigger Than Home’ and 2015’s masterful ‘Silver Kobalt’.
As a two-year-old Manu Delago began what would become a very musically inclined life as he sat behind his first drumkit. Four years later, he took accordion lessons and at the age of ten, he started playing the piano. As a teenager Manu Delago mainly played football and drummed for his rockband HotchPotch which won the Austrian Band Contest in 2003. After graduating in classical percussion in his hometown Innsbruck, he moved to London where he studied jazz drums and composition.
When Manu Delago discovered the Hang – an enchanting sound sculpture Manufactured by PanArt in Switzerland – he simultaneously discovered his passion for writing music. His Hang solo piece Mono Desire has become the most popular Hang video in the internet and was in the Top30 music videos on Youtube.
With his ensembles Manu Delago Handmade and Living Room he has released several albums and performed in prestigious venues all over the world. The Austrian musician also frequently collaborates with highclass artists such as Björk, Anoushka Shankar, The Cinematic Orchestra, Joss Stone, Andreya Triana, Shpongle, Bugge Wesseltoft, Aurora Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.
“Sensitive and masterful musician“ The Telegraph
“A virtuoso on the Hang“ The Times
“There was party time: drummer Manu Delago’s orgiastic blast of percussion“ David Fricke, Rolling Stone