Manu Delago
feat Mad About Lemon, Snow from Yesterday Tour

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October 2024



Manu Delago will release his new album ‘Snow From Yesterday’ on February 2nd through One Little Independent Records. The Austrian composer, innovator, Grammy nominee and acclaimed percussionist has teamed up with vocal ensemble Mad About Lemon to craft a profound and distinct new concept piece.


Like the water that runs like a current through ‘Snow From Yesterday’, the album is fluid, versatile, and powerful. Represented in all its forms, from glacial mountains, to rivers, and even the smallest drop into watercolour, the album is about journeys and the stages of life that may change you, but also links you to others, in other times and other places. A flowing, tangible energy connects each track to its subject matter, and each track to one another. What’s important on ‘Snow From Yesterday’ is how the highs are grounded in very real, personal moments. It can at once tackle mammoth climate issues, while conveying moments of incredible intimacy.


Manu has become a leading name in his field, touring with the likes of Björk, most recently on her celebrated Cornucopia tour. His trademark handpan virtuosity is the rhythmic lifeforce of ‘Snow From Yesterday’, creating majestic, emotive sounds, often with a tender delicacy, for Mad About Lemon’s folksy harmonies to pour over.


Album opener ‘Modern People’ works as the stream’s source, a soft, lighter start that gradually grows. Lyrically it looks at the technology we have today and asks us to consider how important it will be in 100 years’ time, when weighed up against a larger backdrop of many environmental crises, or even war. Follow-up ‘Little Heritage’ also explores this concept of colliding timelines, it collects samples from Manu’s grandfather telling the story of how he met his wife, with his new-born daughter’s voice recorded 10 years later, meeting here when in reality they missed each other by only 6 months. It gives Manu the opportunity to write about generations and transience, which are key themes on ‘Snow From Yesterday’. Past and future are viewed like passing ships or tectonic plates, sometimes with great distance and sometimes divided by nothing but a narrow brook.

Program and cast

Manu Delago: handpans, percussion & fx
Clemens Rofner: bass, synthesizer
Mad About Lemon
Anna Widauer: vocals, colours
Mimi Schmid: vocals, colours
Valerie Costa: vocals, colours

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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