Fundamental

by Jar

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  • Record/Vinyl

    Jar's music now smells better than ever on this limited 10" vinyl. Grab your copy and enjoy this year's summer feeling from your home speakers.

    Includes digital pre-order of Fundamental. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    digital album releases May 15, 2017
    item ships out on or around May 13, 2017
    edition of 300 

     15 CHF or more

     

  • Pre-order of Fundamental. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.

    Includes PDFs of the vinyl cover art, unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    releases May 15, 2017

     5 CHF  or more

     

1.
Pretty Crazy
2.
Struggle
3.
03:37
4.
Going to a Jam

about

After ten years and concerts in locations like Dynamo Zürich, Gaswerk Winterthur, Grabenhalle St. Gallen, Gare De Lion Wil, Openair rockamweier Wil as support act for legendary artists like The Skatalites, The Aggrolites, Keith & Tex, The Upsessions, The Caroloregians, Russkaja, Raggabund, The Offenders and many more, the five heads of the only and certainly most amazing Reggae band in the whole canton of Thurgau in eastern Switzerland have moved their repertoire to the studio to record “Fundamental”. The digital/vinyl-EP, dropping in spring 2017, contains a whole decade of blood, sweat, tears and musical development. You don’t want to miss that.

For Jar, good vibes, positive energy and fun in music are fundamental. For the audience, dancing until dawn to sweeping tunes is fundamental. For the organisers, an ecstatic party is fundamental. The band took all of these requirements and bundled them as a four song long vinyl package with the help of producer Gavin Maitland in the Star Track Studios, Schaffhausen. And if someone needs some more, the matching live show is filled with surprises. That there will be no leg not moving, is a promise.

Musically on “Fundamental”, modern Reggae melts with traditional Ska, experimental influences from the experience of each band members with time-proven Early Reggae. Like the vintage Hammond organ with Leslie amp that gets a boost from modern distortion pedals and echo devices, the bands music too gives in to this symbiosis between tradition and progress. This creates a unique sound that just doesn't leave you cold. In summer, it fits right in and in winter, it keeps you warm.

credits

releases May 15, 2017

Recorded at Star Track Studios, Schaffhausen by Gavin Maitland.
Mixed, produced and mastered by Gavin Maitland at Star Track Studios, Schaffhausen. Artwork creation and composition by Melinda Roffler and Dino Solazzo at PixelOne.

Our thanks go out to Gavin Maitland, Melinda Roffler, Dino Solazzo, C. und A. Kupper-Stiftung, ThurKultur and our Friends and Family.

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