Bryan Chapman delivers the first release, ‘Traveler Departs For Manonasa EP’ to launch his new label, Monotony.
Living in seclusion in southern England, Bryan Chapman is part of the conveyor of talent that hails from this ever growing, under current of modern techno found on the shores of the south coast. Now an established name amongst the new breed of producers breaking through, Bryan has earned a reputation for making no-nonsense, heavy-weight tracks that have seen his music supported by taste-makers across the techno scene including Luke Slater, Adam Beyer, Slam, Laurent Garnier, Chris Liebing and many more.
He has previously released on labels like Cari Lekebusch’s H-Productions, Alan Fitzpatrick’s 8 Sided Dice, Dustin Zahn’s Enemy, Joachim Spieth’s Affin and Butch’s Bouq. As a DJ one of Bryan’s highlights was playing at the legendary Tresor club and he runs his own podcast ‘Abstain Series’.
Now ready to launch his own label, Bryan’s aim for Monotony is “to create psychedelic and monotonous techno”, which should not be seen as self-deprecating. Instead think stripped-down, hypnotic, repetitive, linear, dark techno loops.
Bryan’s productions are intense and absorbing, with the first four releases sharing a concept; a story of a traveler’s journey to enlightenment that begins with ‘Traveler Departs for Manonasa EP’. Manonasa, meaning the destruction of the mind sees our traveler setting out on his voyage into the wilderness to remove himself from reality, before he begins his internal journey to find answers from the eternal depths of the self.
The natured based artwork for Monotony also follows this concept and is provided by Bryan himself who is an abstract artist and photographer, having featured for online magazines and plans to exhibit his work.