Instrumental, Post Rock, Zürich
– GOD Y
GOD Y is the solo project of Manuel Clausen, founding member of the Swiss independent record label Ikarus Records (2004) and drummer of...Read Biography
GOD Y is the solo project of Manuel Clausen, founding member of the Swiss independent record label Ikarus Records (2004) and drummer of three
Ikarus Records bands (the pilot, Kid Ikarus and Davv). On social media he uses his alias Gody Schwendimann, that’s how the name GOD Y was be created ( (pronounced «god why»).
«la falda one»
is the first own written and recorded track of GOD Y...more to come.
Manuel Clausen was born in La Falda (Argentina) and had lived there for the first five years. This time had a great influence on him,
because his parents were subsistence farmers on a farm. So he had spent most of his time outside in the nature.
Song title and video of «la falda one» mean the beginning and the start of Manuel Clausen’s life. At the moment he is living in the suburbs of Zurich
with a beautiful garden.
The video is a wild collection of short cell phone films, which the artist hadfilmed himself - except the two snowboard fails... Manuel
Clausen loves melancholic music but also irony and jokes.The two Dakar Rallye cars were filmed near La Falda in 2018, when he
was on a three months journey in Argentina.
GOD Y doesn’t like such sports, why has he put them into his video? Well, GOD Y is really concerned about the human actions against nature, so the cars show in a way, how strange a part of humanity is behaving itself.
Manuel Clausen is also doing art. You can see a part of his work in a short sequence in the video. He works with wood andnumbers his works. Until now he made gody1 - gody11. The marble run was made by kindergarten pupils. Manuel Clausen is working part time as kindergarten teacher. There, he is trying to let the children develop their own creativity, because creativity is the most important thing in the life of GOD Y.
The basic guitar riff of «la falda one» is nearly a year old. On April 11th 2020 Manuel Clausen decided to record his first own played
song. So he went down in his studio «CIELO MALO» and after three weeks «la falda one» was finished. All instruments were played
and recorded by GOD Y (guitar, bass, drums and synth). Benjamin Schmid has done the mix. He is a member of another Ikarus Records band called DUARA. All members of DUARA are also founding members of Ikarus Records.
Dan Suter of Echochamber in Zurich has done the mastering.
GOD Y as a sign
GOD Y means a lot to Manuel Clausen. It stays for his musical resurrection. In October 2018 he entered in a mental breakdown,
unfortunately a week before the release show of Davv’s third album. So he had to cancel all the live shows, which was very hard.
The pressure had grown to big: Manuel Clausen was beside drummer also the manager of the band and had to do the management
for all the other Ikarus Records bands. His body couldn’t stand the pressure anymore and sent a stop signal ( panic attacks and anxiety).
He fought quite a long time with this. Even now Manuel Clausen isn’t fully recovered, but luckily the joy of making music has come back