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4.00 | 19 ratings | 1 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tromsø (11:02)
2. Slow Shift (8:03)
3. Structure 3.7 (5:02)
4. Tritone Harmonics (0:40)
5. Steel Cathedral (8:51)
6. Möbius Loop (11:36)
7. Möbius Coda (4:00)
8. Sonic Blue (4:17)
9. A Flaw Of Nature (8:19)

Total Time 61:50

Line-up / Musicians

- Stephan Thelen / guitar
- Bernhard Wagner / guitar
- Christian Kuntner / bass
- Manuel Pasquinelli / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Mayo Bucher

CD Ronin Rhythm Records ‎- RON 009 (2012, Switzerland)

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SONAR A Flaw Of Nature ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(53%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
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Review by admireArt
4 stars Nightmarish and lurid, clockwork post-minimal Rock/Jazz (in opposition?).

"A Flaw Of Nature", 2012, Swiss band Sonar's first release, is both charged with minimal intensity as the magnified one. In a context of perfectly threaded songs that revolve between mere "full-sound" minimalistic musical abstractions and what we all call "constructed" songs.

Their "dark" nature, probably sets them closer to let's say Universe Zero than the Cardiacs. Their musical proposal is by far more difficult to explain. So maybe the Jazz references could come in quiet handy. Modern Jazz disarticulated the structures of their predecessors by means of incorporating spontaneous improvisation to already fixed "parameters".

This styling could hardly had been passed by unnoticed, by close to RiO/AV founders and courts. So modern Jazz has a clear and intimate closeness to this sub-genre, I mean John Coltrane's later works could be included as if today!

SONAR's first release does exactly that! It disarticulates the complexities, so dear to the RiO/AV crowd, and undresses them to full light. Like a symbol not an alphabet!

It is clean, obscure, straight forward, daring, minimal, hypnotic, attractive and unpretentious. Yet worked out close to clockwork-like perfection!

Therefore again, I address the Post/Math rock or modern Jazz audiophiles, more than the RiO/AV's average crowd.

****4 "not only a promise but a whole new proposal" PA stars!

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