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MC released: Jul 01, 2022

Tracklisting:
1. Ape And The Universal Axis 02:57
2. In Lotto Commodore 01:15
3. Earthshaking Patsy 02:10
4. Oxus 03:35
5. Wretched Orchestra Of Armistice 06:24
6. Utter Phoenix Rampo 03:50
7. Quest Or Go Fanatic 01:51
8. Sly Tomb 04:05
9. An Alleged Jeremiad 02:45
10. Tumb Tumb 01:36
11. The Five Paper Tell 04:31
JONAS REINHARDT
A RAGGED GHOST
Label: TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS
Cat No: TIM171CASS
Barcode: 650076673860
Packaging: Cassette

"A Ragged Ghost" is the eighth full-length album from electronic producer Jonas Reinhardt. Following albums on Kranky, Not Not Fun, Constellation Tatsu, and more, his debut release for Trouble In Mind brings together 11 new pieces that explore themes of life & death, netherworlds, and the liminal spaces in between. Taken together as a single narrative, the album offers a stirring exploration of mortality and immortality in what Reinhardt describes as 'a dance of religious syncretism, navigating spaces between the living and the dead'. "A Ragged Ghost" finds him synthesizing influences organically from familiar teutonic strains to the intense austerity of early 21st century electronic pioneers such as Biosphere and Susumu Yokota. A whisper of the Italo-disco-esque romps of Jonas' 2012's "Foam Fangs" EP & 2013's "Mask of The Maker" LP merge with his more kosmische leanings into a sinister, slightly funky, but also studious suite that at times feels like a lost sound library record from the KPM archives. Openers "Ape & The Universal Axis" and "In Lotto Commodore" decidedly sound like a selection from a lost film score while others like the bubbling "Sly Tomb" recall the works of Roedelius or Vangelis' serene soundscapes. Meanwhile, fans of the electro-ambience of Manuel G ttsching's strobe-light, proto-house (on his seminal "E2-E4") or the pulsing insistence of John Carpenter's visceral non-horror scores (i.e. "Escape From New York" or "Assault on Precinct 13") will find a lot to love about songs like "Tumb Tumb" and "Wretched Orchestra of Armistice".

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