JONAH RAPINO - HIGH 2011 MD107
Jonah is in Africa. Jonah was the first dude I knew who did computer home recording. He jumped on it. His production has always been very advanced. He makes the music seeable. Moving sound. He’s in bands that do pro work (Devil Music, Debo Band) and has done soundtracks to movies that are on Netflix. He’s busy. When he finally gets around to making a solo album with singing it’s a rare treat. The last one he did was 10 years ago or something. He sings space R + B. Political songs. Sounds like a lonely dude. I love his songs. And on this album he uses his devil instruments (lap steel, violin, synths) to make very lush unusual sounds. Yet again, the perfect new sound that feels so good.
Let us celebrate my hero, Jonah Rapino.
His music is light years ahead, I'll explain.
Jonah, I think, is a musical visionary, in that, he see’s music, and this includes an advanced mind when it comes to writing, arranging, producing, performing, editing, the whole nine. I've sat beside him many times making records, and to see him sculpt the sound, hearing things that you can't hear, creating future music, has endlessly inspired me. And let it be known that Jonah is my partner here at Mass Dist so bear with my bias. But his body of music represents boundless creativity and forward thinking. Within these projects Jonah has experimented with live quadrophonic sound, DIY visuals, theatrics, costumes, string ensembles, electronics, etc, and his sublime production. He was way ahead of, not only his friends, but the scene, in general. And best of all - the music. Jonah is a violinist, so prepare to be entertained by violin over beats, people. He's trying new things. Curently, Jonah has moved on to Ethiopian Orchestras, Big Time Movie Soundtracks, and his beloved Devil Music, but maybe if we scream loud enough he’ll humor us with new diy recordings. Jonah! Jonah! Jonah!
And now, on the Free Music Archive, Jonah Rapino's Complete Mass Dist Works:
Gauze by Jonah Rapino is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.