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Jonas Munk


Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 3 ratings

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4 stars Flying solo

Jonas Munk aka Manual is a musician and producer from Odense, Denmark. PAN, 2012, could be considered his first solo release and by his birth name.

It will be understood why Jonas Munk was inducted in PA's PE category by just listening to its first track- Orca, in which he blends his electric guitar with the super famous Berlin school's electronically generated pulses. During its length one can sense his own musical language's range and close influences. 3.5***

Track 2- Blue Dawn cools things down with an ethereal, evocative & enticing electronic feedback like melody line alongside a dreamy seaside atmosphere. 4****

Current, the following track, is Progressive Electronic Rock underlining Rock, close to Krautrock if you will, but without the random chaos or senseless mayhem, instead, to call it somehow, melodic chaos and electronic /electric guitar controlled mayhem. 4****

Track 4- Senses dims the stroboscopic lights and reconstructs another seaside dreamscape yet this one introduces minimalist pulse like patterns along the way, nostalgic yet uplifting. 5*****

Pan follows and stays on these slow tempo moods reminding us how good is Jonas Munk as composer, arranger and of course guitar player. 4****

Track 6- Schelling combines different electronic arpeggios and triggered pulses counterpointing each other while some upcoming menacing & distorted electric guitar noises which seem to enhance the beauty of the melodic lines generated by the juxtaposition of all the elements. 4****

The album closes with Sea of Orange a robotic like soundscape which farewells this album and hooks you up for future Jonas Munk's works. 4****

This album has many attributes but above all the construction of an own musical way of expression, with very few foreign influences (track 1 & 4), which in my book is "worth one's weight in gold".

****4 full PA's stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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