Lawrence Music Project

Sonny's Reach

About

Genre: Electronic

Sonny’s Reach is the work of Greg Bonsignore. Recently transplanted from Chicago, IL, to Lawrence, KS, he wrote, performed, and recorded the album “Serving The People” over the course of the last 12 months. Utilizing digital replicas of analogue synthesizers and vintage drum machines, as well as an array of electric and acoustic guitars and basses, he worked within fixed time parameters to create music with the quality of unfiltered immediacy. To achieve this he abandoned the versatility of ProTools for the limited features of the GarageBand application. He likes to imagine these pieces as the soundtracks to movies that will never get made, or those that were abandoned, such as Jodorowsky’s Dune, or Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Lyrically the songs explore the collision between “advanced” societies and the natural world, the simulacrum and the authentic, and the certainty of youth and the nuance of maturity, as exemplified in Buddhism’s universal law of impermanence. He imagines his audience to be people who turn to music to shake them from a predictable existence, those who appreciate that there are thousands of ways to achieve distortion, none of which involve pressing an effects pedal or turning an amplifier to full volume.

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Serving the People

  • Sonny's Reach
  • 2014