Yann Novak

Menu Recordings

Pairings, 2007

— CD

Pairings, the first full length collaboration between Marc Manning (Heavy Lids) and Yann Novak. Pairings is an exploration into a now standard formula, a traditional instrument processed by laptop. Novak and Manning choose to use the formula to explore their often similar emotional states resulting in six improvisations divided into pairs by instrument. The album moves gently through melancholic drones and ambient washes, ending in a soft flurry of fractured melodies. Pairings showcases the tender relationships between songs, instruments and musicians.


Yann Novak: Laptop.
Marc Manning: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar & voice.
Photo by Steven Miller.