***Smoke is a selection of new work by the artist and composer NICKOLAS MOHANNA. The instrumental work could be seen as more of a departure from more digitally rendered compositions, and takes its form from acoustically derived tools. Mohanna builds a new shape in Smoke, to translate his ideas via a longing to find a more tactile physicality in composing; digging the fingers deep into the strings of the instrument, rough hewn arpeggios and angular note bends sit within a weight of dissonance that carry the pieces into shifting musical topographies. In these tracks, percussive elements intersect with acoustic strings that are used as both neutral sound sources and examinations of melodic contour; to produce timbres and tones inside a mélange of noise fields that trigger more exploratory harmonic forms and polyphonic impressions. Limited art edition of 100 copies, which also includes a poster and book. Recorded and mixed at ZIG Systems, Bronx, NY. Mastered and cut by JOSH BONATI at Bonati Mastering, Brooklyn NY. Design by Amsterdam-based graphic designer BAS MANTEL. .