REVIEW: Manse’s “Lying In Wait”

 photo Manse_cover_zps3fd5c010.jpg A bit of trippy and complex electronica here from Manse, whose album Lying In Wait (Opal Tapes) goes from techno to bass, hard hitting pounders to emulsified warps that you just want to get lost in and never escape. Some of the songs remain one way for durations, then they’ll break into segments that are a bit abstract at times, all before falling into place again. One could say that the abstract portions could lead into its own compositions but what ties them together is the looseness of each song, as if it’s ready to open up but retains its shape from start to finish as you watch its heart pulse. I like the approach here, and I’m ready to hear much more.