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Jonas Reinhardt — Ganymede (2014)

 Jonas Reinhardt — Ganymede (2014)

USA Flag              Jonas Reinhardt — Ganymede
Δ   The project of Jesse Reiner, an electronic artist inspired by the hypnotic sounds of '70s pioneers like Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, and Tangerine Dream.
Δ   “Out beyond our world there are, elsewhere, other assemblages of matter making other worlds. Ours is not the only one in air's embrace.” — Lucretious, 1st c. B.C.
Location: San Francisco, California ~ Brooklyn, United States
Album release: February 11, 2014
Record Label: Constellation Tastsu
Duration:     32:52
Tracks:
01 Skeptical Seventh Sun     3:36
02 Destruction of a Ghosts     8:59
03 Airhouse     4:46
04 A Young Colossus     4:31
05 Malevolence in Blue     6:00
06 Lox Moon     5:00                                                                                              Short bio: Δ   Jonas Reinhardt, the project of San Francisco-based electronic musician Jesse Reiner, debuted with the purely electronic Jonas Reinhardt (Kranky, 2008), inspired by the old "kosmische musik" of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Reiner then "hired" Trans Am's guitarist Phil Manley, Mi Ami's drummer Damon Palermo and Citay's bassist Diego Gonzalez to add live instrumentation to his electronics on Powers of Audition (2010), containing Atomic Bomb Living, and Music For The Tactile Dome (Not Not Fun, 2011), followed by the single The Prime Revealer (Great Pop Supplement, 2011).
Δ   “GANYMEDE is an experimental film set on the solar system’s largest moon. On Ganymede, it is thought that volcanic vents supply the necessary power to fuel life. This film imagines unknown extra-terrestrial life forms engaged in ritualistic aquatic dance beneath a sky of ice. The resulting way of life is depicted as fluctuating pulses of energy abstracted beyond conventional consciousness.
Δ   Using a battery of synthesizers and repeating patterns, JONAS REINHARDT delves into the chaotic unknown seeking transcendence and achieving a spiritual ‘other’ defined by ecstatic reverie.”
Δ   The crew of Brooklyn-based collaborative filmmakers for this expedition include Antonia Kuo, Josh Lewis, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Shona Masarin, Ben Mosca, Lily Jue Sheng.
Δ   JONAS REINHARDT is also celebrating the publication of GANYMEDE as a vinyl record and DVD set from Constellation Tatsu.
REVIEW
By Gregory Adams
Δ   Synth-driven Frisco unit Jonas Reinhardt are moving into the world of film, with plans to issue a new band-produced sci-fi flick called Ganymede in the new year.
Δ   Constellation Tastsu, not to be confused with Canada's Constellation Records, will issue an LP/DVD package on February 11. The film was put together by Jonas Reinhardt's Jesse Reiner, in collaboration with Brooklyn-based filmmakers Antonia Kuo, Josh Lewis, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Shona Masarin, Ben Mosca and Lily Jue Sheng.
Δ   According to a statement from Reiner, the experimental movie "imagines sub-aquatic life on the distant moon of Ganymede beneath a sky of ice."
Δ   On the music front, the LP will include seven new songs utilizing "a battery of synthesizers & repeating patterns" that apparently make for a rather transcendent experience. You can hear what's in store from the soundtrack in a trailer for the film down below, and pre-order the package over here.
Δ   While it will be getting a home release, the film is also booked to be screened twice at Williamsburg's Spectacle on February 20. You'll find the screening info, as well as a couple concert listings, down below.
Δ   The Ganymede project follows Jonas Reinhardt's 2013 LP Mask of the Maker.
Δ   Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for the tip. (http://exclaim.ca/)
REVIEW
Δ   Synth-driven Frisco unit Jonas Reinhardt are moving into the world of film, and release a new band-produced sci-fi flick called Ganymede via Constellation Tastsu on February 11. The film was put together by Jonas Reinhardt’s Jesse Reiner, in collaboration with Brooklyn-based filmmakers Antonia Kuo, Josh Lewis, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Shona Masarin, Ben Mosca and Lily Jue Sheng.
Δ   Inspired in equal measure by the throbbing urbanity of coastal cities, continental European art-rock experimentation, leftfield techno, and the freewheeling punk aesthetic of contemporary home studio recording, Reinhardt’s music transcends its influences to bring into being a work that’s wholly new while referencing a celebrated aesthetic of the past. Ganymede is an experimental science fiction Film set on the solar system’s largest moon. On Ganymede, it is thought that volcanic vents supply the necessary power to fuel life. This film imagines unknown extra-terrestrial life forms engaged in ritualistic aquatic dance beneath a sky of ice. The resulting way of life is depicted as fluctuating pulses of energy abstracted beyond conventional consciousness. The soundtrack LP contains 6 tracks from the film. Each reflects the immersive sonic environment through textural, rhythmic abstraction. Using a battery of synthesizers and repeating patterns, Jonas Reinhardt delves into the chaotic unknown seeking transcendence and achieving a spiritual ‘other’ defined by ecstatic reverie.
Artist Biography by Heather Phares
Δ   Jonas Reinhardt is the nom de musique of San Francisco-based electronic artist Jesse Reiner, who looks to the analog sounds, organic atmospheres, and hypnotic rhythms of '70s pioneers such as Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, and Tangerine Dream for inspiration. Though he played other kinds of music before performing and recording as Jonas Reinhardt, Reiner always listened to electronic music of the late '60s and '70s, and got a Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 in the mid-'90s. A few years later, he studied music synthesis at the Harvard Electronic Music Center and maintained an interest in this approach to music-making while he played with other bands. Reiner began using the Reinhardt moniker for his self-titled 2008 Kranky debut; an iTunes EP, Modern by Nature's Reward, followed. Jonas Reinhardt eventually expanded into a full-fledged band, with Trans Am's Phil Manley on guitars, Mi Ami's Damon Palermo on drums, and Citay's Diego Gonzalez on bass. This lineup recorded Powers of Audition, which appeared in 2010 and married the meticulous sound of Reiner's earlier work with live instrumentation.
LINKS:
Website: http://jonasreinhardt.com/
Constellation Tatsu: http://www.ctatsu.com/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/elplacebo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonasreinhardt
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonas-Reinhardt/45880371219
By ROSS DEVLIN on Feb 3 2014
Δ   In “Lox Moon,” the title of a recently released clip of Jonas Reinhardt’s upcoming film/soundtrack Ganymede, the colors are lush, gentle. And as a spaceship descends from the upper atmosphere and into view of the moon’s surface, cameras attached to the hull of the ship take low-res videos, scanning the terrain for suitable landing conditions. The craft is moving too quickly for a human to process the information. Alien land formations and rocks are mistaken for mountains, taiga forests, fractured lakes, and cascading streams. The videos are artificially colored to reflect the surface temperature and altitude, generating a pleasant sense of homeliness in the swirling colors. Home on Earth, out there in the chaos and uncertainty of space.
“Skeptical Seventh Sun” is the opening track on Ganymede’s accompanying soundtrack. Δ   Instead of rambling on minute modulations, the music is urgent and concise, with Reinhardt cutting his loops into tiny slices, like the millions of blinking buttons inside a retro-future spacecraft. Think Wallace and Gromit’s A Grand Day Out, but directed by a mermaid on DMT. Just the music, though. The film is quite good as well.
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