With its 12th release,
the young Mikrolux label once again proves itself as an outstanding
talent factory. The new member of the label’s artist family is
named Jonson and is presenting a strong first release called „Chiplandschaften“.
More than two and a half years of work have been invested into this
debut and a great deal of this time, producer Harald Karla has put into
the breathtaking production technique of his music: all tracks are based
on 8-bit sounds only which the computer fetishist has exclusively created
with an Commodore Amiga 1200.
Step by step, the Amiga sounds then have been recorded manually with
an Yamaha A5000 sampler and in another step have been further worked
on. In this very rangy kind of work process, Jonson has produced all
thirteen tracks plus two bonus tracks of his debut.
Not surprisingly, the album shows an incredibly unique sound. On „Chiplandschaften“,
quiet, harmonic tracks are being mixed with subtle grooving beats („Autumnbits“),
weightless worlds of sound („Tiefszene“, „r.e.s.a.m.p.l.e.“,
„Prozessordenken“) invite you to float thoughtlessly.
Finally, with the beautiful, song-like melodies of „Chiplandschaften“,
Smallbitter“ or „Recyclestep“ it goes unsaid that
Jonson already must be looked at as the uncrowned king of computer soul.