Another first of year release, this time for Polytechnic Youth’s older sibling, the more kosmische / kraut enthused Deep Distance. Following hugely acclaimed releases for labels such as Kranky, Constellation Tatsu, Not Not Fun and Great Pop Supplement, Jesse Reiner’s esteemed Jonas Reinhardt return to the fray with the mighty Conclave Surge LP. The eight tracks contained within open the listener to a new dimension to the Reinhardt oeuvre; expanding deeply on the sonic themes explored in previous albums with a sense of immersive, meditative intent. The sharp sound design of minimal techno, early industrial music’s capacity for dramatic shock and awe and the fervent rhythmic experimentation of West African synthesists all weaved their way into Reiner’s palette for Conclave Surge. Inspired in equal measure by the throbbing urbanity of coastal cities, continental European art-rock experimentation, and improvised electronic minimalism, Jonas Reinhardt’s music transcends its influences into a wholly unique amalgam. Another wonderful Jonas Reinhardt record released as a limited edition pressing of 300 on vinyl only.