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Sonic Delusion - Album Review: Without Warning

25 Jul 2015 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

New Plymouth based band Sonic Delusion sound a little unexpected as their band name suggests, but upon listening I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to enjoy this album.

Without Warning is the band’s not-yet-released third album, and it’s a sensual delight to the ears for anyone who enjoys folk with something a bit different. Soft and harmonious and a little bit quirky, Without Warning has beautiful elements of Latin influence, and lingering vocals from the Kiwi of the group, Missie Moffat. Swiss Vocalist, Andre Manella, has a gentle voice, and lilt that matches their sound perfectly.

Tracks like These Boots have a wonderful jazz inspired tone, it’s soulful and a real stand out much like I’m a Firefighter, a great progressive indie style.

If you like soft, soulful folk with a bit of difference, check out these guys. A perfect chill out album for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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About Sonic Delusion

Sonic Delusion, the New Zealand-based Swiss-Kiwi is one of the original one man banders, having been looping for over ten years and still digging the challenge of building up a song in front of a live audience with his latin-infused, pop-laced, funky, electroacoustic folk. A vibrant, high-energy performer, Sonic Delusion (Andre Manella) blends dynamic layers of rhythm, tones, bass lines and vocals, carving out his unapologetically ambitious and intriguingly experimental sound.

He loves to exploit his too funky for folk and too folky for funk signature style, well known to bring a live crowd to rapturous atmospheric joy. Stoking the groove with funky bass or beats that really get the audience going, Sonic Delusion’s uniquely upbeat, a bit tongue-in-cheek, and bursting with more funk than folk can handle, is irresistible.

Sonic Delusion kicked off his touring career in 2013 with an epic 9-month, 70-venue tour of

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Releases

Anything Goes
Year: 2019
Type: Album
This Material World
Year: 2017
Type: Album
Without Warning
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Open Your Eyes
Year: 2013
Type: Album
+ or -
Year: 2012
Type: Album

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