All This Here

by Jonas Bonnetta

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Tiny Leaves
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Tiny Leaves This album is as impressive as it is expansive. When I first heard “Little Seldom” on Elizabeth Alker’s BBC Radio 3 show ‘unclassified’, my heart was filled with a hope-filled energy, rising with the lush melodic chords. The rest of the album is equally brilliant, rising and gently falling in breath-like pieces, no doubt inspired by the stark beauty of Fogo island.
John Roche
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John Roche Conceptually, this is such a refreshing take on ambient music and art in general. I think we all struggle to find genuine moments amidst the endless torrent of impersonal connections. It resonates all these ideas sonically as well. Great album!
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    All This Here, the first full-length ambient work by Jonas Bonnetta, is environmental music conjured directly from the places in which it was written.

    Field recordings made on the coast of Fogo Island echo throughout the record, and from their obscurity emerges a music like the dialect of vast landscapes. Horns glisten into strings or shimmer apart into the rumble of surf, forlorn murmerings suggest some alloy of whalesong and cello. Particles of recorded footfalls collide in the vacuum of wind or woodwind and cold, watery piano tones. All This Here sounds like a record of dawn and dusk, of light that frets at the edge of the day.

    As tidal arrangements flow one into another and wash themselves away, what remains is something that feels more found than constructed, a ghostly sonic geography. The album takes the form of a single, sprawling field recording, a map of physical and emotional landscapes in superposition.

    All This Here explores something apart from the glut of modern curated life, of memories laminated by filters, contrived pageantries of person-in-nature posted for all to see. Bonnetta seems to be seeking a reality closer to that of the naturalist or nature writer than the hyperlinked world of his contemporaries. Some fresh province left off the map, eloquent and permanent. He has compared the field-recording process to a type of foraging, a hunt for treasures in the forest. In All This Here he assembles those fragments into something stubbornly pure.

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All This Here, the first full-length ambient work by Jonas Bonnetta, is environmental music conjured directly from the places in which it was written.

Field recordings made on the coast of Fogo Island echo throughout the record, and from their obscurity emerges a music like the dialect of vast landscapes. Horns glisten into strings or shimmer apart into the rumble of surf, forlorn murmerings suggest some alloy of whalesong and cello. Particles of recorded footfalls collide in the vacuum of wind or woodwind and cold, watery piano tones. All This Here sounds like a record of dawn and dusk, of light that frets at the edge of the day.

As tidal arrangements flow one into another and wash themselves away, what remains is something that feels more found than constructed, a ghostly sonic geography. The album takes the form of a single, sprawling field recording, a map of physical and emotional landscapes in superposition.

All This Here explores something apart from the glut of modern curated life, of memories laminated by filters, contrived pageantries of person-in-nature posted for all to see. Bonnetta seems to be seeking a reality closer to that of the naturalist or nature writer than the hyperlinked world of his contemporaries. Some fresh province left off the map, eloquent and permanent. He has compared the field-recording process to a type of foraging, a hunt for treasures in the forest. In All This Here he assembles those fragments into something stubbornly pure.

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released April 27, 2018

Recorded in various locations between 2013 and 2016.
Mixed on Fogo Island, Newfoundland and at Port William Sound in Mountain Grove, Ontario by Jonas Bonnetta.

Mika Posen-violin
Anne Müeller-cello
Jonas Bonnetta-piano, synthesizers, electronics, ppooll, field recordings

Mixed by Jonas Bonnetta
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova
Layout by Nicole Tarasick

Parts of the music were originally composed for the film Strange And Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island produced by Site Media.

Thanks to:
Zita Cobb, David Craig, Katherine Knight, Site Media, Jared Raab, Todd Saunders, Melanie Coates, Paddy Barry, Donald Haddad, The Foley Brothers, The Fogo Island Inn, Sylvie Smith, Mika Posen, Anne Müller, Philip Shaw Bova, Nicole Tarasick, Michael Schipper, O.M.D.C., F.A.C.T.O.R., Joshua Bonnetta, James Bunton, Caylie Runciman, Philippe Charbonneau, and Josh Daignault.

Many thanks to the Ontario Media Development Corporation for their support.

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