Nickolas MohannaParallax ViewLow PointBrooklyn-based Nickolas Mohanna must not take to stereotypes easily.  ”Parallax View,” which is thicker and more overwhelming than his 2010 Low Point debut, hints at synth-led ambient standards and usual drone techniques only to set them aflame in favor something grander and more perplexing.  It begins immediately with the bright sequencer patterns that become threatened by overloaded noise on “Lands” and extends to the bell loops and chimes that are skewed into an atonal blur by the end of the seven minute “Down Yonder.”  It takes a deft, confident hand such as Mohanna’s to guide all these sound sources and their effective manipulations into a structured musical framework and that’s exactly what he accomplishes on “Parallax View.”  – Ryan Potts, Experimedia

Nickolas Mohanna
Parallax View
Low Point

Brooklyn-based Nickolas Mohanna must not take to stereotypes easily.  ”Parallax View,” which is thicker and more overwhelming than his 2010 Low Point debut, hints at synth-led ambient standards and usual drone techniques only to set them aflame in favor something grander and more perplexing.  It begins immediately with the bright sequencer patterns that become threatened by overloaded noise on “Lands” and extends to the bell loops and chimes that are skewed into an atonal blur by the end of the seven minute “Down Yonder.”  It takes a deft, confident hand such as Mohanna’s to guide all these sound sources and their effective manipulations into a structured musical framework and that’s exactly what he accomplishes on “Parallax View.” – Ryan Potts, Experimedia

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