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Mikael Mani


Nostalgia Machine

Label: Smekkleysa
Released: 2021
Track listing: Nostalgia Machine; Trying to Stay Afloat; Let’s Start at the Beginning; Two Sisters; Ani; I Want to Know Better; Almost There; My Day with Pierre; Last Stop Before Final Destination; Be Still, Sinking Heart; The Attic.


Article: Album Review

Mikael Máni: Nostalgia Machine

Read "Nostalgia Machine" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Mikael Máni understands what's perhaps the most important thing about nostalgia: even if it's a near-universal thing, the experience is still different for everyone. Consequently, his personal Nostalgia Machine isn't so personal that it feels particularly tied to him, or even to any place or time. His variety of semi-abstract Nordic jazz gets at the kind ...



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Board Games; Sol; Reykjavik 1972; First Impressions; Lend Me Your Finger and I’ll Take Your Whole Arm; Wishing You Were Wrong; Betrayal of an Insecure Soul; Bobby; Tie Your Hopes Down; Down in the Well.


Article: Album Review

Mikael Mani: Bobby

Read "Bobby" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Icelandic guitarist Mikael Mani's debut release is a poised, rewarding set of original compositions inspired by events surrounding Bobby Fischer's capture of the world chess championship in 1972. Held in Iceland, the politically charged bout took place against the backdrop of the cold war and garnered worldwide attention. Less well known is the subsequent ...


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