Coti K. returns as The Man From Managra with his new album, "Half A Century Sun".
Three years have passed since the release of the first album "The Man From Managra". During this time Coti turned fifty (half a century of life), became a father, haven’t managed to learn surfing yet and continued to write songs, this time with a more extrovert attitude and with an expanded number of guest musicians.
The album was written and recorded over a period of two years (2015, 2016) somewhere between Tinos island and Athens. Besides his close collaborator, Panos Galanis, on drums, the album features: Jim R. White (Dirty Three, Peaches) on drums, Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon) on viola and vocals, Christos Lainas on bass and guitar, Rena Rasouli (Venus Volcanism) on vocals, James Whylie and George Avramidis (G.Aggelakas and 100º) on wind instruments.
"Half A Century Sun" comes out on a special edition LP +cd version and digital album on January 25 from Inner Ear.
All music and lyrics by Coti K. (D-Version Publishing)
Coti - vocals, fifths bass, tenor barritone guitar, keyboards and percussion on most tracks
Panos Galanis - drums on 1,3,4,6,7,8,9
Rena Rasouli - vocals on 1,3,4,6,7,9
Hristos Lainas - fifths bass, tenor barritone guitar on 1,4,6,8
Blaine L. Reininger - vocals on 6, violas on 10,11
Jim R. White - drums on 2, 3
George Avramidis - trumpet on 4, 7
James Wylie - saxophone on A4, B2
Erifili Giannakopoulou - vocal samples on 7
Recorded, produced and mixed in Athens and Tinos island, Greece between 2015 and 2016.
Mastered at Athens Mastering by Anestis Psaradakos
Artwork by Bend
Inner Sleeve photo by Efthimis Filippou
The Man came a long time ago from Managra island. It was a small forgotten isle in the backwaters of the
Mediterranean, or was it somewhere in the Indian sea? No one seems to remember, or care. Some say a nearby volcanic eruption wiped all traces of the Man's homeland. The Man from Managra is also Coti K.'s songs project....more