Tag: Bernhard Wagner

Sonar with David Torn – Tranceportation Vol.1 [RareNoise 2019]

By Marcello Nardi Nov 17, 2019 0

What initially started as a follow-up of Vortex, eventually sprawled to more than 80 minutes of music and became a double album, whose second volume will be released in May 2020. In a move equal parts bold and conservative, Tranceportation Vol. 1 is moving the music of Sonar and their collaboration with David Torn ahead. Staying faithful to one of the rules that lies underneath the music of many Swiss postmininal musicians, that which says that minimal structures do not cage the music, instead unleash a new world of possibilities, Sonar and David Torn are now delving into new depths

Sonar with David Torn – Vortex [RareNoise 2018]

By Marcello Nardi Mar 30, 2018 2

“Repetition does not change anything in the repeated object, but changes something in the mind of the observer” (Deleuze, Difference and Repetition in Margulis, On Repeat, Oxford University Press). Swiss band Sonar works to create this space between music and listening, between repetition and the listener since 2010. Their playing is made by clean guitars, overrepeated rhythmic patterns, slow, sinister and isomorphic grooves, stripped of barely all the melodic content. Resulting in an hypnotic, ancestral outcome, which changes with each listening, like if it were the perfect explanation of Deleuze’s sentence above. A line-up made by guitars, strictly tritone-tuned, played by Stephan… Continue reading