Far Out Recordings
As on his previous Far Out opuses (most recently the Musica Encantada EP), “Persistence” sees Maunick continue to playfully use foundations of traditional afro-brazilian rhythms, heard in the sultry samba swing of ‘Arraiá’, the pulsating batucada enveloping the bassy synth stabs in “Remnants of Joy”, and spectral cuicas throughout the blissfully bumping ‘Illusions’. But going beyond his trademark nods to Brazil, he reflects on his junglist roots with the emotionally charged ‘Love Is Gone’, and flexes his deep house muscles with the late night magic of ‘Just Deserts’ and ‘Addicted’.
The sheer variety on show is testament to the wide scope of influences and experiences Maunick has accumulated and absorbed in his career to date. It’s also evident that after years spent with jazz funk masters like Azymuth and Incognito, as well as hitmakers like Marcos Valle, Maunick has reached a new calibre with his compositional prowess alongside his astoundingly accomplished studio skills. “Persistence” is a modern classic by a veteran at the peak of their powers.