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Thomonic unleashes EP of mystery and strength
(Published: April 18, 2012)

In Nico Thom's hands, the six-string electric bass guitar has the ominous heaviness of a weapon. Perhaps it's the power he conveys with it, even when he is attempting to be mellow.

Calling himself Thomonic, he radiates an aura of mystery and strength on his latest EP, Solo With Myself. This is jazz played with both a cerebral touch and a physical feel. The bass seems to have become an integral part of him; there's a sense of movement to it as if it's actually alive.

On "Seeing New York Again," Thomonic's pulsating bass echoes the gritty, chaotic streets of the city. This is far from the easily digested slick jazz that often permeates stateside radio. "Seeing New York Again" achieves a disorienting effect that solidifies Thomonic's vision of producing work that is more artistic than commercial. "Working in Weimar" is moody and ragged, almost recalling the grim atmospherics of the post-punk group Joy Division. Thomonic used to be in a hardcore band so perhaps this is a ghost of those days. "Dreaming of Rio" experiments with rock textures as well; it has a fiery drive to it that probes the darkest corners of jazz.

It's obvious from this EP that to categorize Thomonic as simply a jazz musician doesn't paint a complete picture. Influenced by the musical passions of his father, Thomonic decided to enter the field, too, learning how to play the clarinet at the age of 10. However, the clarinet was not enough to satisfy his curiosity about his creative possibilities. Thomonic eventually pursued the drums and then found his imagination stirred by the bass. Solo With Myself is the result of that union, a sonic trip for the senses.

More Information: http://www.thomonic.com/index_english.html

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