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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

    kool

    17 May 1:09pm 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! http://soundcloud.com/elplacebo/sets/2011-14

    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 discovery..at 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
  • BUD2THECHUD

    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

    FFFFUUUCCKKKYYEEAHHH

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mattvay

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

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • BUD2THECHUD

    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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