Having already collaborated with Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar, Andreya Triana and the London Symphony Orchestra, 2015 see’s Manu Delago release his new album, ‘Silver Kobalt’ on Tru Thoughts – a continuation from the subtle beautiful world/electronic crossover that was 2014’s ‘Bigger Than Home’.Read more
As he sat behind his first drumkit at the age of two, Manu Delago began what would become a very musically inclined life. Four years later he took accordion lessons and, at the age of ten, he started playing the piano. As a teenager Manu mainly played football and drummed in 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 on the internet (with almost 5 million views, embeded below) and reached the Top 30 music videos on YouTube.
“Amazing percussionist and Hang player“
“Sensitive and masterful musician“
“A virtuoso on the Hang“
“There was party time: drummer Manu Delago's orgiastic blast of percussion“