Harmonius Thelonious

Cheapo Sounds

A pivotal figure in Duesseldorfs Salon Des Amateurs, Stefan Schwander has already amassed a remarkably rich musical reper-toire. Through his Harmonious Thelonious project, he has spent the past dozen years exploring the worlds of Pan-African, South Ameri-can and Middle Eastern rhythms in combination with a minimalistic electronic sound, distilling his very own groove from the point at which they converge. His new album - challengingly entitled "Cheapo Sounds" - sees Schwander move away from tried and trusted recipes. This musical reorientation starts with the fundamental approach to pro-duction: the entire record was created using a single instrument - the Monomachine - which lends a very physical sound to the 10 tracks fea-tured here. The polyrhythms of earlier works are no longer in the fore-ground, replaced by melodies and chords interwoven on a base frame of brittle, simplified beat constructs and rugged bass pulses.

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CD - 1 disk
Release date
20-01-2023
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Item-nr
560759
EAN
4015698693010
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TRACKS

Disk 1

1. SOFT OPENING MACHINE
2. LIQUID SOUND WAVES
3. LIMITATIONS
4. M AND A
5. GUMMI TWIST & CRAWL (DIE KOFFER SIND LEER)
6. SUNGLASSES
7. ORION STARS
8. BACK FROM THE PRIMITIVE GALAXY
9. CHEAPO SOUNDS
10. AFTERHOUR