Jupiter



I've been sucking this caramell for a very long time. This is a result of me working rather hard at getting an "alive" sound by recording almost everything in live takes, including the chinese drums towards the end. I also dusted off my good old Juno-106 for some sharper yet also smoother synth sounds. What sounds like a steel drum is in fact me playing really fast with the Hammond organ, an instrument I'm getting more and more into. The bass is (again) an electric piano that I've simply distorted and given a very sharp equalizer boost.

The lyrics are a result of me walking home very late at night after a pub round on the town, which implies walking uphill to the southwest, and on this particular day Jupiter was right in front of me the whole time.

The music is improvised, but in hindsight it's rather easy to say it is inspired by Depeche Mode, John Foxx and Flamenco. I was listening quite a lot to Enrique Morente at the time and the little minichorus when the vocals go up are definitely inspired by his tradition of doing a side-bridge with a tensed chord and letting the melody slide over it like butter on a frying pan.

Lyrics:
Jupiter, show me a sign
Say I'm the infinite, drenched in wine
Walking onwards, do I know for sure? Oh well...

Jupiter, show me sublime
Say I'm the infinite, remove me from time
Lift this gravity, to shambles insanities of mine

Jupiter, bring on your might
I swear I won't let you out of sight
Pull these worn strings and make them chime, oh

Jupiter, pour some more wine
Lift my island into the sun
Cheat this gravity, give me some levity this time

Jupiter, show me a sign
Say I'm the infinite, drenched in wine
Walking onwards, do I know for sure? Oh well...

Jupiter, show me sublime
Lift my island into the sun
Cheat this gravity, give me some levity this time

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Tidal Lock out September 23

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TIDAL LOCK RELEASE DATE: 23rd SEPTEMBER
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With a background as a pianist and musicology student, Magnus Reimer embarked on a five year mission creating the epic electronic indie album Tidal Lock; a 14-track journey into the darker sides of popular music. Combining influences from the classical dark pop of David Bowie and Depeche Mode with electro and indie sounds from Sigur Rós, Efterklang and Sufjan Stevens, the aim was to create a lush and live orchestral sound using keyboard instruments and computers.

After a prolonged mixing phase and some valuable mastering aid from Hans Olsson Brookes, the result is a solid, luminous album which places electronic pop music back into the progressive alternative genre where it always belonged.

The artistic theme is centered around powerful natural forces like gravity and tidal waves, painting a battle ground of the mighty weights of planets locking each other into intense, unbreakable relations. While no song is quite like the other, they all form a unity exploring powerful polemic emotions, feelings of entrapment and the glorious sensations of liberation and completion. From the ominous grinding bass notes of the opening track, to the beautiful, climactic destruction of Grand Finale and the folk-inspired epilogue Open Horizon, Tidal Lock is an album which captivates the listener with its originality, embraceful vocals and catchy melodies, refusing to let you go.


”...music filled with expression, songs that have a will to truly caress the entire world and show themselves in their full glory.” Göteborgs-Posten, Sweden

”The songwriting and tension in the music of Magnus Reimer is unexpected at first, but the darkness that brews under his pop melodies and accessible vocal lines grows with every listen. There’s something not quite right, and it’s in his unsettling flourishes that his individuality lies.” Raw Meat, UK

”...this “musician, thinker, and chord-obsessed megalomaniac” has created a truly rare yet approachable sound.” AMBY, Canada

”...with key changes to die for and gentle arpeggiated chords, effectively drawing you in only to pull away.” Harmony Hungry, UK


I'll rise with no other



This is so overproduced I'm tempted to call it my Sufjan Moment, but I tend to think of it more as my Tchaikovsky-meets-Satie-and-Sigur-Rós-at-an-Einstürzende-Neubauten-party. But who am I kidding?

I don't know where to begin. I started out in April composing this for piano and vocals only. I tried to make something different yet simple, using a lot of extended chords and quartal and quintal chords, then I worked my way back to "normality" using melodies and implied 3rds. I'm really proud of this song's harmonies, I can promise you noone has ever done this before. Couldn't say that about any of my other songs, so perhaps that's why producing this turned into such an arduous and stressful affair. The scaled down version sounded terrible so I began experimenting with different settings, a process that took 8 month. During the production I have, to mention one thing, played percussion on an oven plate with a chopstick (that's the swish-sound).

The insanely lenghthy production and lots of annoying difficulties with mixing almost made me lose interest in music, but now that it's finished I'm pretty damn happy I never gave up. After letting this song rest for a while, it was an obvious choice for opening track.


Lyrics:

There's a noise at the core of everything
I'm dreading the roar unraveling
So entirely unlived still
I'm waging a war on little things
Not dreading the core of everything
And I'll come back and I can try again

You can hide under a million things
But you can't hide that you've been suffering

I'm surrounded by a million morons
Waging war on a million morons
So entirely unlived still
There's a noise at the core of everything
And I'm dreading the roar unraveling
But I'll come back and I can try again

You can hide under a million things
But you can't hide that you've been suffering

And you, that storm, I'll rise with no other
rise with no other, rise with no other than
you, in that storm, I'll rise with no other
rise with no other, I'll rise with no other than...
...you.