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Jonas Reinhardt
Jonas Reinhardt
Jonas Reinhardt
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop
 
Drawing from traditions of 20th century instrumental synthesizer music, Jonas Reinhardt represents a love affair between analog electronics, sweeping atmospherics, and driving motorik beats. Combined together, these elemen...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jonas Reinhardt
Title: Jonas Reinhardt
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Kranky
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 11/11/2008
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Techno, Dance Pop, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 796441811922

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Drawing from traditions of 20th century instrumental synthesizer music, Jonas Reinhardt represents a love affair between analog electronics, sweeping atmospherics, and driving motorik beats. Combined together, these elements bring the album's 13 pieces into focus as the soundtrack for an inner-eyelid space epic that never was. Inspired in equal measure by the natural beauty of his California coastal surroundings, continental European art-rock experimentation, and the freewheeling punk aesthetic of contemporary home studio recording, Jonas Reinhardt's music transcends it's influences to bring into being a work that's wholly new while referencing a celebrated aesthetic of the past. Armed with a battery of analog synthesizers and vintage drum machines, Jonas writes music that is at times stark and spare and at others lush and all-encompassing; all the while keeping an underlying rhythmic pulse just beneath the surface. Jonas describes his technique as `a spirited conversation between man, machines, and the ecstatic truth of the chaotic unknown.` With this album, Jonas carefully constructs melodies and rhythmic foundations then pushes the limits of recording to the sonic fringes and beyond. The effect is a warm, hauntingly familiar sound bounded by unpredictability.