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Sonar
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Sonar is a progressive post-minimal band from Switzerland. The name stands for Sonic Architecture, alluding to their intention of creating polymetrical soundscapes and highly structured aural spaces. In 2012, they released their first CD A Flaw of Nature as well as the four track EP Skeleton Groove. After that, they moved to the Cuneiform label. The group consists of Stephan Thelen (guitar), Bernhard Wagner (guitar), Christian Kuntner (electric bass), and Manuel Pasquinelli (drums). Pasquinelli is also in Akku Quintet.
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http://sonar-band.ch
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Sonar — The Bill Laswell Mix Translations Sonar — The Bill Laswell Mix Translations
(7d Media , 2019, CD / DL)
Sonar with David Torn — Tranceportation Vol​.​ 1 Sonar with David Torn — Tranceportation Vol​.​ 1
(RareNoise RNR, 2019, CD / LP / DL)
Sonar with David Torn — Live at Moods Sonar with David Torn — Live at Moods
(7d Media 1818, 2018, CD)
Sonar with David Torn — Vortex Sonar with David Torn — Vortex
(RareNoise RNR087, 2018, CD)
Markus Reuter — Falling for Ascension Markus Reuter — Falling for Ascension
(Ronin Rhythm RON018, 2017, CD)
Sonar — Black Light Sonar — Black Light
(Cuneiform Rune 414, 2015, CD, LP)
Sonar — Static Motion Sonar — Static Motion
(Cuneiform Rune 374, 2014, CD)
Sonar — A Flaw of Nature Sonar — A Flaw of Nature
(Ronin Rhythm RON 009, 2012, CD)
Sonar — Live at Bazillus Sonar — Live at Bazillus
((Not on label) no#, 2012, DL)
Sonar — Skeleton Groove Sonar — Skeleton Groove
(Reptile 031, 2012, CD)

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