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Authentic maverick, or better said, a free beater.
His core values can be summarised in a handfull of key words: experimentation, analog synths, vinyl and love for techno.
From South to North, from raves to clubs, with a constant desire to have fun and grasp the right occasions, his career has become distinct due to its unconformity with the established norms. As sound engineer, dj, producer and remixer he never turned down an opportunity of adding his personal touch in his and other’s tracks; initiating fruitful collaborations by injecting some of his essence in various projects such as Tekno Mobil Squad, Assalti Industriali, Der Noir and Lunar Lodge. He’s an active participant of the Italian collective of artists known as LSWHR.
From 1997 to 2005 he’s based in Bologna as former member of the crew Tekno Mobil Squad. From 2005 to 2011 he’s known as Lou Chano: he joins collaborations with the best italian rappers pushing hardcore beats influenced by heavy metal, neofolk, goth and industrial. In 2009 plays synths on Ephel Duath LP « Through My Dog’s Eyes » released by Earache. In the same year Lamanna appears as producer/beat maker on Cripple Bastard’s « Variante Alla Morte » LP.
From 2011 to 2015 plays synthesizers with the new wave trio Der Noir and releases three albums. In 2014 give birth together with Cosimo Damiano aka Brosda to Assalti Industriali, duo devoted to dark and raw industrial techno. In 2015 remixes Satronica & Unexist hardcore classic « Fuck The System » together with Lenny Dee on his label Industrial Strength. In the same year the B A L A N C E project comes to light – a conceptual exhibition based on improvisation through the use of modular synthesizers, formed together with Davide Ricci.
In 2016 releases his first solo album « In Vitro » joining collaborations with Saffronkeira & Luca T. Mai from Zu. 2016 is also the year of birth of Scuderia, label that becomes main reference for Lamanna’s techno releases. In 2017 following the collaboration with Luca T. Mai releases DIVUS, published by Boring Machines. In the same year invited by Fabban joins modular synths on Aborym’s album « Shifting Negative ».
Together with famous tattoo artist Luca Mamone in 2017 they give birth to ADSR SPQR, a tribute to the 90’s rave scene focused on analog hard techno releasing tracks and EPs on such labels as Mokum, Kobayashi/Dancefloor Killers, Scuderia and No Pizza Rave.
In 2018 together with string virtuoso Roby Zanisi and Massimo Pupillo (Zu) release the album Creta on german label Karl Records and in March of the same year his second solo album « Sottrazione » see the light on Boring Machines.
Lamanna has made dozens of releases on such labels as Scuderia, Kobayashi/Dancefloor Killers, Earache, Industrial Strength, Hard Electronic, Mokum, Lux Rec, MRT, No Pizza Rave, Concrete, Agonia, Boring Machines, Karl Records, Atlantic, Universal and Subsound above all.
Lamanna has been remixed by Unit Moebius, Paul Birken, Al Ferox, Positive Centre.
His strength thus lies in the puzzle of sounds which is the fruit of the most desperate of experiences from techno, punk, industrial, wave and electronic – all of which are knowledgeably tessellated through the art of improvisation.