Native Instrument (DEU)

Label: Shelter Press


Period: Available throughout 2019 - please enquire.

Native Instrument is a Berlin based sound collaboration bringing together the field-recordings archive of Felicity Mangan and the abstract vocabulary of Stine Janvin Motland. Often referred to as insect techno, Native Instrument’s music is constructed using electronic and vocal adaptations of wildlife audio recordings originating mainly from the Australian and North European fauna; mixing the natural rhythms of animal calls with digital effects and vocal imitations, Native Instrument enlightens a sonic ambiguity between rural nature, electronics, and the human voice. 


Over time, field recordings and human vocabulary become mixed up, indiscernible from one another – a sound illusion that ends in the creation of a new melodious wildlife genre. With their debut release Camo (Shelter Press), Native Instrument presents their true artificial nature; sound collages moving between tropical ambiance, club inspired bug beats and amphibian trance. Since 2015 the pair have appeared at Rokolective in Bucharest, Atonal and CTM in Berlin, Métèo in Mulhouse and Mash in Milan.

Most recently the duo has performed at BBC's Open Ear series in London, and appear at Hanno Leichtmann's Vu De L´Extérieur #4 at espace Diaphanes, Berlin on October 26th.

- Native Instrument plan a new release, TBA, in 2019 -


Coming up 21/10/2018 16:00GMT, on BBC World Service:

Interview with KRAAK:

Interview with Native Instruments:

Interview with 15 Questions:

Native Instrument

live at Mash Milan 2017

Mail: andrew[at] (UK, EU)