Inspired in equal measure by the throbbing urbanity of coastal cities, continental European art-rock experimentation, left-field techno, and the freewheeling punk aesthetic of contemporary home studio recording, Jonas Reinhardt’s music transcends its influences to bring into being a work that’s wholly new while referencing a celebrated aesthetic of the past.
Jonas Reinhardt’s ‘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. !
The release on Constellation Tatsu includes a vinyl LP, a DVD film, and a limited edition poster by Antonia Kuo.