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A Flaw of Nature

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A Flaw of Nature
A Flaw of Nature


Sonar are a band from Zürich conceived by Stephan Thelen, one of the first generation of Swiss groove-minimalists, who has studied with Robert Fripp. The instantly recognizable sound of Sonar is partly due to the special tuning of the guitars and the bass guitar to tritones. Sonar continues to develop and refine an aesthetical attitude that is partly derived from the prog rock of King Crimson and partly from the minimal music of Steve Reich. Their music is played live without any loops or sequencers and the equipment is consciously kept minimal: 2 guitars, 1 bass, 3 small amps and 1 compact drumset. Practically no effects such as delays or distortion are used to keep the music as radically clear, concise and direct as possible. Because of this clarity and the use of "smart beats" (complex, polyrhythmic grooves and rhythms), they create trance-inducing atmospheres and idiosyncratic soundscapes. The band does not consider itself a group of soloists, but rather a groove-chamber-orchestra where the collective efforts are the main concern. Personnel: Stephan Thelen, Bernhard Wagner (guitar), Christian Kuntner (bass guitar), Manuel Pasquinelli (drums)


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