Described elsewhere as ‘fucked-up techno,’ Mun Sing is the juddering solo project of Harry Wright, one half of the Bristol based raucous, improv techno band, Giant Swan.
Going back to basics, Mun Sing makes use of more primitive tools like GarageBand 09 to create a bone rattling, dissonant noise that challenges the somewhat austere conventions of our modern day club culture.
With a solid reputation for delivering a deliriously enjoyable live show that incorporates dance routines, obnoxious visuals and brash costumes, we very much look forward to welcoming him to the Kings Arms.
Hi! For those unacquainted, please introduce yourself:
Iya! Mun Sing!
Describe your sound in one sentence:
Seeking clarity within the madness: a conversation between drum and voice, with your body as the mouthpiece.
Your debut EP Witness dropped last September via Infinite Machine. Tell us the story behind its creation:
Infinite Machine got in touch with me after hearing some short clips on my Soundclound; I was over the moon as I’ve been such a fan of the label and had no idea I was on their radar…
I wanted my first release to be rough and unhinged. Using basic tools and methods, I wanted to pull the listener in different directions, yet also provide moments of clarity and safety amidst all the noise. I wanted this to be a reflection of how I feel among the club scene sometimes. I was bothered by this increasing shift in dance music toward more elitist areas, such as super expensive modular equipment or limited edition records on discogs.
These highly competitive elements in club culture don’t excite me at all, and I just wanted to make a record that celebrates unity, inclusivity, and how important it is to dance amongst strangers.
How would you summarise your live sets?
Lots of FUN! A celebration of dance! It’s about losing our inhibitions TOGETHER, yet at the same time seeing me vent hella E-M-O-tions!
As a Bristol native, what’s your opinion of the Manchester creative scene?
LOVE it. So many forward thinking, daring, creative types up here. Everyone from Gnod, Demdike Stare, Fat Out, The Islington Mil etc. I get a real strong sense of community and encouragement when I come up here, and have always been made to feel super welcome.
What are you aiming to bring to Sounds From The Other City?
Some bright clothes, brutal noise and challenging rhythms!
Lastly, what are your plans for the rest of 2018?
Lots and lots of writing, and some super exciting collaborations! I’m also working on albums with Giant Swan and The Naturals, in between playing lots of shows around Europe!