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MANONO's first full-length record! Our dream is to release a professional LP blending funk grooves, rock energy, and slap-pop.
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We are MANONO, coming from all over Europe, we met in Berlin with the common idea of creating funk-rock music that breeds human stories from urban life, dystopian technology, and social media. 2,5 years later, with an EP and 22 concerts under our belt, we are on the journey of recording our first full-length album.

'Want an antidote to Berlin’s oh-so-grey winter? Get yourself a double dose of boombastic manic funk flavour with MANONO.' 

– indieBerlin

'As the purveyors of cool funk and detached pop on the Berlin circuit, MANONO has mastered the art of sailing on tiny boats and became stars of their very own Kickstarter campaign.' 

– Factory Berlin

We release music independently, and this is why we need your support to turn our musical compositions into tight quality recordings available for you on vinyl, CD and high-quality digital download. We look forward to sharing with you our record-making process along the way!

If you haven't heard our music before, stop what you're doing & check out these samples from the songs that will be featured on our debut album:

MANONO - My Kimono (Demo Sample)

MANONO - 2002 (Demo Sample)

MANONO - High Voltage (Demo Sample)

The dream team

The ability to write songs and perform music has been a part of me since childhood. I became afraid to think about this path professionally because I was told that there's no future in music. So although I had been performing at the highest level, I didn't dare to call myself a singer or a songwriter. It took a year of personal coaching to get over some of those limited beliefs. With the support of tech and social media, I began to dive into options for becoming a real musician. Now here I am, absolutely in love with the MANONO project and the journey I share with the guys. Nothing would make me happier than seeing ourselves perform in Tokyo and riding around Japan on a funky tour bus. The debut album is one step forward to achieving this ultimate dream. — Petra (vocals, lyrics)

The passion for creating, performing and experiencing music with my friends and band members has been a big chunk of my life’s later days, and I believe that this zeal is imprinted in the music we make as a band in this precise moment. The materialization of the tracks that we have been working on with MANONO in the last year, into an album that you, our audience, can enjoy the closest to our intention and creative effort, is what myself and the band aim for in this campaign. Vlad (guitar, lyrics)

My soul has always searched for expression, and I was fortunate enough to have music by my side. I grew up under the golden lights of Modena. That's where I discovered my own way of communicating through music. The windy roads of life can be confusing, but I like to believe that they always bring you to the right place. On a cold Berlin night, with a bass in my hands, I stumbled upon the MANONO dream team. Two and a half years later, we are realizing this debut album in which we have condensed our feelings for the urban modern life. The new songs are a synthesis of sounds that I have been developing my whole life. Enjoy! — Em (bass)

Starting to play drums for the pure joy and raw energetic expression of it, I did not intend to be sitting writing some half-assed biography with cute little anecdotes. You´re interested in the band and our music? Cool, then have a listen and let the music speak for itself. If you like it you like it, if you don´t you don´t. I'm writing this with no intention to create a bond for you to like me in order to like the music born through this vessel. It´s all too much about marketing yourself nowadays, people looking at the package more than the actual content. Empty Instagram videos lacking in body, quick quotes lacking in depth and thought. I rather focus on what I do best: making music, grooving, and keeping sure things are at the peak of its expression. In the chase of excellence. Jack (drums)

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How are we going to use the funds?

  • Instruments and Vocals Recording @ The Famous Gold Watch 
  • Album Mixing and Mastering @ The Famous Gold Watch
  • Vinyl Mastering and Production 
  • CD Production 
  • Download Cards and Digital Album Release 
  • Artwork, Rebranding and Logo design 
  • PR and Marketing

Hvala! Gràcies! Спасибо! Grazie! Tack så mycket!

Risks and challenges

Contributing to this project will not only allow us to release a high-quality album but will also give you an opportunity to pre-order our record.

Kickstarter is all-or-nothing so the only way to make this dream come true is if we reach our goal! You will have a direct impact on the quality of our album making, which in turn, will give us a better chance to succeed as a band in the future. You are basically our motor and will propel us in the right direction.

Shipping within the European Union is included in the price. 10€ will be added for other countries.

There can be delays in the manufacturing and distribution of the vinyl depending on the current demand, which means that some physical packages might take a bit longer to ship than others. We will keep you posted along the way to make sure you know when to expect your records.

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    Pledge €3 or more About US$ 3

    I'm down for the ride

    You will be the first one to access 'behind the scenes' of making our debut album and bonus material.

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    Digital Album

    You will receive a high-quality version of our debut album in a digital format.

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    You will get a special shout-out on our website in the album credits.
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    Give me that vinyl, baby

    You will receive a LP vinyl of our debut album per post.
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    I want to party!

    You will receive 2 tickets to the album release party in mid-March (if you can make it to Berlin).
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    I'm looking for something unique

    You'll receive a signed Polaroid by members of the band.
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    I'm getting rich once you're famous

    You'll receive a signed CD and a signed vinyl by the members of the band. #autographs
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    Join us (if you can make it to Berlin) for a listening session* and a dinner with the band members.
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    Executive Producer

    You will receive an executive producer title on our debut album and we will fly you to Berlin from anywhere within Europe.
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