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issue 323  §  November 2012  §  Sonar Kollektiv estb. 1998  §  circulation 60,000  §  free


top of page 19 Monday, November 19th 2012
Phil Gerus - Based On Misunderstandings 05
Sonar Kollektiv presents: The genius of Phil Gerus.

With this brand new 6-track EP, the first release for Gerus on a major label -- Sonar Kolletiv can lay claim to introducing a large talent to a wide audience.

The Wikipedia definition of “Chillwave states: “Chillwave, sometimes also referred to as glo-fi, is a genre of music whose artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines.“ Washed Out, Com Truise and Toro Y Moi have been heralded as its genre shifting leaders. Now, with Phil Gerus in the game, there’s an additional synonym for Chillwave.

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This 23-year-old resident of Moscow, with an academic background in Classical piano and a big affection for jazz, expresses in music exactly what the Wikipedia article describes in words. Over the last three years Gerus has been releasing self-published music on the Net and on labels such as Fuse Lab (“Milk & Honey”) and Rhymast Music (“Ordinary Things”).

Alex Barck, A&R at Sonar Kollektiv, is surely not the only person who right now wants to dance and groove exclusively to Gerus’ style of chillwave. And many more fans will soon be saying the same thing! The worldwide success of Phil Gerus is immanent.

[1] Based On Misunderstandings 05
[2] Phil Gerus - DJ Mix

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