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Note from DD: Since the time I posted the comments below in June 2006, I have returned to radio at ErrorFM.com. This band is a major reason why I decided to resurrect Deaconlight the radio show.
When I hear a band like Mohanski it almost makes me want to get back into radio so I can play them on the air and rave about how much I love their music. Mohanski have a unique sound that honors a wide swath of influences. Their songs are pretty, haunting, cerebral, clever, rhythmic, non-danceable and danceable. But as you know I have no desire to be any sort of critic or reviewer. You can find out more about Mohanski and what real reviewers say about this unreal band at the bottom of this page.
The way I understand it, these four guys kind of mix up who plays what. Here's how they explain it on MySpace: Jack, Alex, Ian, Dave - Singing, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Various Casiotone Keyboards, Melodica, Harmonica, Xylophone, Things.
Boy I wish I could get back to London just to see them. But since I don't hop the pond like I used to, I'll just have to wait until they come over here. Hurry up, guys!
-- Posted 30 June 2006 (DD)
We're missing one of our boys here but I love this pic because it looks like their music:
Songs by Mohanski on MP3
I have a copy of Mohanski's promo CD Doiley. I almost wish I could just put the whole thing up here. For a long time I had some Mohanski MP3s here you could download, but since there is a new album on the way, you will have to go to Mohanski's MySpace page at www.myspace.com/mohanski to hear more. Below is an mp3 sampler of clips from early Mohanski demos.
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Mohanski Bio (2006)
From band publicity materials.
Mohanski rose from the ashes of various London bands a couple of years ago. They've spent most of this time hiding out in their Hackney studio, experimenting & perfecting their sound.
Their music reflects their varied influences - anything from New Orleans funk, The Beach Boys & The Meters to King Tubby, Radiohead & The Beta Band. They play whatever comes to hand, swapping instruments and vocals as they go.
Between parties at their rehearsal studio in Hackney and a residency at Catch 22, they have also graced the stage at The Corsica Studios (Ape magazine launch Party), The Marquee, The Water Rats, The Brixton Windmill, The Troubadour, and The Spread Eagle amongst others. Each gig gathering more and more interest like rolling tumbleweed.
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