Born and raised on the Pacific island of Guam, former member of the experimental Brooklyn band Cholo, and now a Manhattan office worker, Rosa Bordallo’s songs are so dreamy, so psychotropic, so perfectly poppy that they must be heard to completely understand their heartthrob-inducing effects. Recording under the name Manett, her most recent release, a three-song EP called Stigma-Style, is what she calls “short and sweet” and others might call flawless.
Download it for free on March 28, 2015, from Bandcamp or pre-order the cassette tape (complete with a bonus track) from Kerchow Records. The release of the Stigma-Style EP is the result of writing and recording during whatever moments she could steal away from her office job. She’d often flesh out ideas during her subway commute and spend evenings and weekends writing, recording, and mixing. The second track, “The Birds (for Paulo),” is dedicated to Paulo Henrique Machado, who she read about in a news article and became immediately inspired by. Paulo has lived in a Brazilian hospital for more than forty-five years, on a 24/7 artificial respirator, and is now a computer animator despite his debilitating condition. Today Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the record, which we recommend for fans of Kristin Hersh, Laura Viers, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins and Broadcast. Enjoy:
(Visit Manett here: https://manett.bandcamp.com/album/stigma-style-ep.)