SONAR

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SONAR is a new Post-Minimal-Rock band from Switzerland. The name stands for Sonic Architecture, describing their intention of creating musical atmospheres, polyrhythmic soundscapes and highly structured aural spaces. They have just released their first CD A Flaw of Nature on Nik Bärtsch's Ronin Rhythm Records label.

Sonar's music is played live without any sequencers, loops or computers using a minimum amount of equipment: 2 guitars, a bass guitar, 3 small amplifiers und a basic drum kit. No effects are used (except a touch of reverb and tremolo) to keep the music as direct and immediate as possible. The band does not consider itself a collection of soloists, rather a small chamber (groove-)orchestra, where only collective efforts matter.

The instantly recognizable sound of Sonar is due to the special tuning of the guitars and the bass guitar to tritones (C / F# / C / F# / C / F#), an interval sometimes
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Tranceportation Vol. 1Tranceportation Vol. 1
Rarenoise Records 2019
$11.93
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Live at MoodsLive at Moods
7D Media 2018
$17.29
Flaw of NatureFlaw of Nature
Unsung Rec. 2012
$14.31
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Black LightBlack Light
CUNEIFORM RECORDS 2017
$13.63
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Static MotionStatic Motion
CUNEIFORM RECORDS 2014
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SONAR A Flaw Of Nature album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
A Flaw Of Nature
Jazz Related Rock 2012
SONAR Static Motion album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Static Motion
Jazz Related Rock 2014
SONAR Black Light album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Black Light
Jazz Related Rock 2015
SONAR Vortex album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Vortex
Jazz Related Rock 2018
SONAR Tranceportation (Volume 1) (with David Torn) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tranceportation (Volume 1) (with David Torn)
Jazz Related Rock 2019

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SONAR Live At Bazillus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Bazillus
Jazz Related Rock 2012
SONAR Live At Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Moods
Jazz Related Rock 2018

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