Review: Moodymanc ‎– Mode EP

Moodymanc ‎– Mode EP lesser known works in the field of electronic music and techno. This is because only 20 copies of this EP were pressed up in vinyl format by 2020Vision Recordings Ltd in 2010. The vinyl was manufactured in the UK. According to, Moodymanc ‎– Mode EP is #20 in a limited edition series of twenty vinyl titles. Any reprints you might see online are clearly bootlegs and are unofficial.

Mode Dub is one of the more downbeat oriented songs from Moodymanc. The song uses a dub filter. The song also uses several layers of instruments such as a lush soft piano, hi-hats, crash cymbals, and claves. Lounge meets electronic and jazz on Mode Dub.

At the 1:33 mark in the song is where a soft piano is used. The soft piano gradually builds up at a slow pace. This is where the buildup begins. Notice how the soft piano gets increasingly louder at the 2:26 mark and the 2:50 mark. The piano is sustained with the usage of damper pedals. Damper pedals sustain notes coming from the soft piano. Notice how the notes do not echo or continue.

Layered underneath the soft piano is warped electric bass. Notice how the electric bass does not overlap the loudness of the soft piano. Electric bass is overlapped by a soft piano, claves, hi-hats, and cymbals.

Crushed uses more louder percussion and beats than Passout or Mode Dub. Breaks are used throughout several places in this song. The loudness of this song is what stands out.

Passout uses more Afrocentric percussion than Mode Dub. This song uses medium bass over fast paced electronic synths. Breaks are used throughout several places in this song. The song is similar to a song you would expect to hear from Bambounou. That makes sense because song utilizes the tech house sound and uses Afrocentric percussion.

I rate this EP 4/5****!

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