Fundamental

by Jar

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    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 unlimited streaming of Fundamental via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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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

released 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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Track Name: Pretty Crazy
Pretty crazy what you've been going through
Please come and tell me more
Pretty lazy what they tried to pull on you
say what are they going for?

My thoughts are a mist and I don't even know if I kissed you
running back to my mommy for life advice that I've never got before
Don't you want to call? Call me sometime soon
I know I fucked up bad but I'm just a drunk with a heart of gold

Pretty hazy my memories last night around two
Beer's now getting to my core
Pretty lady let me love you
I guess I told you, well yeah I'm sorry I didn't mean to
Track Name: Struggle
Every day I struggle
struggle to keep my way, I say
away from babylon
that keeps me locked away in chains
devil’s cycle of debt and gain

everybody’s walking on the same path
the same path of life
still nobody knows what I’m going through
but everyone keeps guessing
and thus messing
with my head
soon I’ll be breaking bad
don’t you know that I wanna stay alive?

I wanna stay alive in this fucked up world

Now you know my trouble
and trouble does not keep away, I say
keep away from me
what do you need to see that you’re not free?
Break your chains with education, information

Liberty is only for those who bought it
with blood, sweat and tears that others brought in
others like us who never see the light
struggle every day and night
only not to perish
they come collect what you cherish
you better be ready to ensure you stay alive!
Don’t you wanna stay alive?
Track Name: Going to a Jam
Going to a jam / with a girl in my arm
This night is our night / let your light shine so bright
Going to a jam / with a girl in my arm
I don’t want to be alone / I’m gonna take you home

Feel this Reggae music

Nothing is so sweet / as a grooving reggae beat
We twist and turn / girl let your fire burn
Nothing is so sweet / as a grooving reggae beat
I cannot keep my eyes away / come with me and stay

Feel the riddim, feel the beat
shake your body and move your feet
Feel the riddim, feel the beat
shake your body in 1..2..3..4..