By Mantis Vision Art & Design
When Natan is not creating incredible sounds in his studio, or touring around the world, he express his exceptional creativity in a different way to the world, “Mantis Vision Art & Design”. His arts are in great demand among music labels, festival organizers and fashion labels.
Natan is a gifted graphic designer, who can create unique graphics. From faces and meaningful symbols to incredible psychedelic art. He studied graphic design in high school and got his first degree in ‘Visual Communication Design’. In his early stages as an artist, he was working in a few design studios in Israel to express his art, he did a few video clips for a singer and he was working in the TV industry to develop animations for news channels and some commercials. After he was tired of “mainstream” work, he concentrated on more creative work and made it a priority for him to express his own art and decided to leave everything behind to travel around the world! Parallel to the development of his musical career, he continued to travel and participate in creative projects with which he is associated.
By Mantis Mash
In the early 2000s, a new project called “MantisMash” was born. Blending and Mashing together all the soundscapes that inspire his life, from Psy-Dubby Chill to Psy-Glitchy beats, all covered with a layer of spinning fractals. MantisMash’s sound is mainly described as ‘Psy-Bass’ and he released his music through ‘Merkaba Music’, ‘Shanti Planti’ and ‘Adapted Records’.
In addition, Natan can look back on numerous collaborations with artists such as Symbolico, Tribone, Master Minded, Gumi, and many more. These artworks have been released on different record labels, like ‘Sofa Beats’, ‘Hadra Records’, ‘Swamp Music’, ‘Aquatic Collective’ and others. In 2013 Natan has been touring with the legendary space rock band “Ozric Tentacles” as their support act around the world for three years. He was also involved in the rather cooler electronic side project of the Ozrics – “Nodens Ictus”. The rock band “Ozric Tentacles” was and still is a big influence of his music.
MantisMash project’s main intention is to lift your soul, take you on a journey through multidimensional audio landscapes to make your body move and wobble like a fractal tree. He seduces us into a realm of lush and dreamy psychedelia, and with its 2019 release “Inspectral”, MantisMash takes a new layer in international psy bass history. This album draws from classic dub influences thrown through a hyper-modern lens and is an invitation to explore the uplifting musical universe that lies within us all. This guy gives us a tantalizing insight into what happens when dream and reality collide.
MantisMash has been performing and providing powerful vibrations at various events and festivals, such as Boomtown Fair, Lost Theory, Psy-Fi, Hadra, Ozora, Dessert Base, Infrasound and many more.