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No Mana Unveils Highly-Anticipated Debut Monstercat Album ‘I Contain Flashing Images’



Jordan Orcaz, professionally known as No Mana, is defined by the trifecta of pixel art, video game-chat sarcasm, and anything that has a repetitive beat with heavily synthetic instruments. After just a year of launching the project with his independently-released “UP” series, Orcaz caught the ear of electro heavyweight deadmau5. He ultimately went on to release over 25 songs, including “Tell Me,” “Bad Things,” and his debut album “Secret Level.” Now we see the Electro house producer No Mana today unleashes highly-anticipated debut Monstercat Instinct album, I Contain Flashing Images.

“The name ‘I Contain Flashing Images’ came from when I had been asked to put a warning frame at the start of my videos. After doing animation for teasers, YouTube visualizers, concert visuals and even some for other performing artists, flashing images was like this mandatory element in order to fully represent the excitement of the music or whatever context it was in. I wasn’t just going to slap a warning label on every single visual I do. Instead, I decided to make it an album, and now a part of my brand forever. Now no one can say I didn’t tell them so. I make uncomfortable visuals. My brand is now a warning sign for it.” – No Mana

Tapping into the unique soundscapes of electro house music with his 8-bit, video-game inspired aesthetic is what No Mana does best. Within No Mana exists an affinity towards “flashing images,” from a perspective steeped in beauty and aesthetics. He embraces this concept into his music and art, reflecting his vision and tendency to associate elements with vivid, flashy visuals. I Contain Flashing Images emerges from a raw portrayal of his persona, intended to illustrate the way he absorbs music, visuals, friends, irresponsible nights, dark jokes, juicy video games, Space Mountain, and the unexplainable colors he sees when he scratches his eyes.

Through the self-made album artwork, No Mana channels these aspects through illustrations of stars, swords, eyes, and a vibrant palette of colors and shapes, adhering to a minimalist yet maximalist approach. The 15-track package takes listeners through a journey of celestial-meets-nostalgic elements, tapping into sounds inspired by the progressive house era that tastemakers like Kaskade and Calvin Harris rose within, and features collaborations with SOFI, Leyla Diamondi, vowl., Feed Me, EMSKI, Voicians, Bertie Scott, Isis Rose, and Dualistic. I Contain Flashing Images is out now on all mayor streaming platforms.

On June 7th, No Mana kicks off his I Contain Flashing Images tour at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center in Pennsylvania, followed by stops including NOMAD in Toronto, Temple in Denver, Sunbar in Tempe, and more to be announced. Tickets are available here.