A RadioDJ asked me: „Why should I listen to your record, what's special about it?“ I said: There is
nothing 'spectacular' or 'meaningful', there's no 'message'. It's just music, pure, straight and raw.
Songs that might lay bare the soul 'cause that's where they come from. And all tracks are over 3
Five Fifty-Nine is my 10th solo record, an album made of ten chapters.
Performed, recorded and shaped Dec 2019 - May 2020 in my room, using
an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, an old delay, two tube guitar amps, bass, drums, vocals, and
All tracks evolved from guitar and vocal improvs. Gaseous feelings, dreams and thoughts were
transformed into liquid music, and then molded into songs.
Luckily I had help from four good friends accompanying me, always giving me direction and a good
grilling: feel, sound, silence, sense. I hope I was a good listener... - Mario
Since 2011, guitarist/singer Mario Knapp aka Mobile Ethnic Minority produces solo records in his Munich recording studio. He plays solo shows and, in addition, makes instrumental and ambient music.