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Midnight Drive

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His first album for Frankfurt's Elektrolux label, Jonas Thor Gudmundsson's Midnight Drive is a collection of chilled ambient rhythms and slow, abstract electronic twitch. Getting away from the naturalistic lounge and jazz of his contemporaries, Gudmundsson focuses on the synthetic, using the most artificial of processes to create one sustained feeling of somewhat pretentious low-watt introspection. The closest examples would be Autechre without the hard geometry or Biogen and Dirty Bix from Gudmundsson's home country of Iceland.

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