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Jonas Reinhardt


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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.


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  • fatpugdog


    17 May 2014 Reply
  • nasah99

    I was a lost soul until I heard Atomic Bomb Living. Such richness of sound, such lushness of feeling!

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ZSRR

    First time I heard the vocals on "Mask of the Maker" (the song) I thought it was a Silver Apples cover

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Raphahead

    new album is very good!

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • EmmDubya

    Your 2013 album is so ridiculously good, I was forced to disregard my tendencies to avoid human contact at any point possible and ask behind the till at Rough Trade to enquire about it, I'll be snapping up a record copy sometime when they turn up.

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Charles_Heres

    Django's krautrocker son. <3

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Aerosyn

    Holy cow is this good.

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • yo_dionysus

    tactile dome: woop woop!

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • moonstruckUK

    Loving this.

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • elplacebo

    Expect a massive 2011 for Jonas Reinhardt with several new releases on the way. To get things started, here's an album's worth of exclusive tracks for download FREE via Soundcloud!

    2 Jan 2011 Reply
  • freakystyle

    2 december 2010, Incubated, Tilburg

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
  • samarkand2004

    wow...Powers of Audition : instant 'tilt' for me here too...great sound, great last some new electro sound that is sounding fresh & not pure provocative vulgar or noisy chaotic or tribal quasi obsessive crap those days, great news! thx for that album.. :)

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • straygod

    amazing music

    1 Aug 2010 Reply

    A nice follow up to the self titled album. It's nice to hear this kind of music still being made.

    5 Jul 2010 Reply
  • jenyaecho

    great work ! go back to '70

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • no-thanks

    straight up kraut.

    21 Apr 2010 Reply
  • evanmbk


    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mattvay

    Powers of Audition is my top album for 2010 thus far.

    20 Mar 2010 Reply

    Still listening to this. Nothing like this has come out in awhile. Tangerine Dream comparisons are correct. Good stuff. New album is welcome.

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • rettic

    This is great, reminds me of Eno & Fripp's No Pussyfooting.

    21 Jan 2009 Reply
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