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‘Ambedo Mind’ new release Ellis Mano Band

Swiss-based four-piece blues rock band Ellis Mano Band have released their third single  “Ambedo Mind”

Swiss-based four-piece blues rock band Ellis Mano Band have released their third single  “Ambedo Mind” . The single is  taken from the band’s sophomore album  “Ambedo” that was recently released on Friday  25th June via Jazzhaus Records.

Order the album on CD and digital from  https://orcd.co/ellismanobandambedo. The new album went to #2 in the Official Swiss  Album Chart.

The band describe their trademark well-produced  sound as “a sort of rock n’ soul, rooted deep down  in the blues.” “Smooth, sexy, and horn-section-soulful, this song  is a nod to the soul and R&B greats,” says Edis  Mano, the guitarist for Ellis Mano Band.

The band’s guitarist, Edis Mano, talks about the concept behind the making of the music video for the  Amebedo Mind single – “During the pandemic, I was able to teach myself filmmaking which is something I have  wanted to do that for years. What I always missed was the time to learn it in peace and self-taught (thanks  YouTube).”

Keep It Simple and The Question were the first two music videos I made,” continues Edis. “With Ambedo Mind I wanted to have a cinematographic reference to the subject of Ambedo. That’s why we took the macro  recordings with a special lens. This optic makes the smallest objects appear gigantic. This is exactly how we

behave during the process of creating an album. The smallest details are often discussed very intensively. There  are many parallels.”

In Switzerland, the Ellis Mano Band are not unlike the Wrecking Crew or the Funk Brothers. They are top-flight  studio musicians and elites in the Swiss music scene. Although they spent years making music with other  artists, the band members never got much time to make music of their own until now.

“We chose the album title “Ambedo” because it reflects the state of the process of recording an  album,” says guitarist Edis Mano. “Ambedo” refers to the tendency both to reflect and to absorb. Musicians like us do it all the time, especially when we compose new songs and create a new album.” 

Every track on the new album is rich with perfectly chosen detail including Chris Ellis’s rough voice, Edis Mano’s vintage sounding  guitar playing, and the tight rhythm section  of drummer Nico Looser and Severin Graf  (bass). The album also features Hammond B3 organ, and horns that reflect the blazing  summer heat during which they were  recorded. The harmonious backing vocals are  reminiscent of something you would hear  from Muscle Shoals Studios.  

“We would get together with just a few  ideas, fill it out, let it grow, work on it, with a  great passion,” says Chris. “For session  musicians, it was not about having just  another project to play on, but it was an  opportunity for us to play as a real band  again. It was a great feeling to see the guys together and getting emotional from time to time playing  the music.”