MANSUR is the new project of Jason Kohnen (ex-The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, ex-The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation) joined by Dimitry El-Demerdashi (ex-Phurpa) and Martina Hórvath (on vocals). Temple is the debut album which will be out on July 10th via Denovali Records. According to the press release, their sound navigates between the waters of musical fantasy and reality – it morphs and blends traditional instrumentation with modern day electronica.
Using kalimba, violin, cello, ney, erhu, zhonghu, jinhu, kemenche, dilruba, bansuri, rammerdam, double bass and various percussive instruments such as cajon, castanets, krotal and various organic shakers and drums MANSUR leads the listener into mystical and magical unknowns, that lie far past the realms of material perception. The result is a new unique sound which is at the same time warm, dark, misty, cosmic, mystical, cinematic and dynamic.
“Disciples” is the first excerpt. Listen below.