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Sonna formed in January of 1998 when Jeremy began playing with Chris, Jim and Paul Petersan. After playing shows in and around Baltimore, they recorded “These Windows Are Pistons” and “Way To Breathe No Breath” at WGNS in Washington, DC. In August, Paul moved to Austin, TX. Drew joined soon thereafter, and Sonna played several more shows before recording with Trevor⁄hollAnd in September of 1999. The sixth volume in the Travels in Constants series, “The Eventual Bow”, came out of this session, as did “Kept Luminesce⁄Mirameko”. In August of 2000, Sonna recorded “We Sing Loud Sing Soft Tonight” at Electrical Audio in Chicago. A couple of US tours later, Sonna made another trip to Electrical and recorded “Smile and the World Smiles With You,” to be released on Temporary Residence in 2003.

In the fall of 2000 the Belgian label, Zealrecords, asked Sonna to do a single with them. Having already done singles by their friends Sybarite and Lilienthal, Sonna agreed and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to collaborate with the two reclusive electronic artists.
Sonna recorded some bare tracks of acoustic guitar, samples and drones and sent the unfinished pieces to Sybarite and Lilienthal to complete. The resulting tracks, “Make Shift” and “Carousel” are presented here as a limited edition 7” single. Flaunting just about every facet of Sonna’s dynamic range, these two tracks glide from punchy, guitar-driven electronic pop to dark, glitchy soundscapes.


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  • zuh_desperado

    "sonna" means "sleepy female person" if translated from ukrainian ;)

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • 16N0R4N7

    wow :|

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • feddyua

    really chill! )) I like to read and listening this music!

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • sukylyn

    really nice

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • sonofawidow

    So chill. Instrumental rock without all the stuffy pretentiousness. I know Devine is busy running Temporary Residence. Regardless, I'd love to hear a followup to "Smile and the World Smiles with You" (the title of which I adore, by the way).

    12 Jul 2009 Reply
  • sk8_ganchUU

    oigan sabran una pagina para bajar la rola d [one most memorable] zke zta bn chida o pasenmela noma sonna es lo mejur iwal ke explosions in the sky si ke si

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • fsb-zai

    wish these guys still made music.. maybe they are? anyone have any idea?

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
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  • ebarten

    wow- really pretty stuff

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
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    8 Aug 2007 Reply
  • n0umena

    Me too.

    31 Jul 2007 Reply
  • melodydnt

    I miss Sonna :(

    17 Jan 2007 Reply
  • qalcove3

    I'm the #1 fan, who the hell are these foolz?

    5 May 2006 Reply

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