Jon Ryman | Nineteen Eighty Four

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Nineteen Eighty Four

by Jon Ryman

This is Jon\'s fifth studio album in over 15 years of electronic production work. Jon has been at the forefront of electronica since the early nineties producing an unique style with every release.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. Intro
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0:38 album only
2. New Corporate Mass
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2:52 album only
3. Humanized
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4:09 album only
4. Overexposure
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3:45 album only
5. Julia
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3:44 album only
6. Autocue
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5:14 album only
7. Stars Fall
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3:49 album only
8. Rhythm Machine
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4:10 album only
9. Oneohone
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4:53 album only
10. Omnipresent
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4:26 album only
11. Nowhere Left to Run
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3:07 album only
12. Acid Music
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is jon\'s fifth studio album. loosely based upon the classic orwell novel transposed to the year 1984. Jon\'s work is considered to be some of the best released in this genre. The 1995 album \"augur\" being a noted example of pushing the forefront of electronica...regularly changing hands for 100 bucks a time for a new copy. Based on this alone, this is a wise investment if your serious about electronic music.
The price reflects this. Artwork is by renowned london artist Simon Reuben White and features an original photomontage by him. Simon currently curates at the elevator and the whitechapel galleries in east london. This is a guerilla audio product, and features art and sentiments that are simply NOT going to fly on a 21st century major label.
Jon has been recording music for film and t.v but has returned of late with a major recording campaign. Perhaps the only electronic artist to be played on national bbc radio 2 by both bob harris and john peel. Don\'t buy this if you want the same old tired formulas that dance and electronica presents us with these days. This lp is primarily a vocal led affair, but tracks like \"omnipresent\" show jon\'s trademark ambient treatments to full effect. Perhaps not the most widely known about of electronic artists, nevertheless highly regarded and sought after. It is highly likely that future presses of this lp will not feature the same artwork etc etc. Anyway, don\'t take our word for it. Accept no imitations. Accept no impostors. This
is 1984.


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Jodie McViegh

My Review
This starts off with a classical sounding intro before launching into a real synth-pop gem \"Humanized\" (my favorite) and takes you on a trip into some really cool electronica. This doesn\'t come across as just layers of sound but well thought songwriting. The vocals are really melodic...kinda Roxy-music meets Bowie-esque...the
\"machine\" vocals are a pleasant suprise when they arrive and all in all one of the most original electronica CD\'s I have heard in a long time.

gordon brown

This is dope...
I've picked up some of this guy's stuff before and I have to say that this is by far the best album i have heard yet. Its one of those wierd off the wall but incredibly tuneful type of electronic albums that seemed very big in the mid eighties which isn't to say that its retro at all but a definite piece of wierdness. Also, has a bit of a theme running through it which I find highly relevant to today. It ranges from stompers to ambience and the odd pop track and I can't recommend it highly enough!

Jared (Nebulous) Brookes

TI99/4a ... Not a toy
This album is a work of genius. It\'s not often that I have the pleasure of happening across an album that is perfectly resolved. However, this one is. Everything is in the right place, in the right quantities, and with the right feel and intent. In other words, Jon Ryman got it right -- all of it. I highly recommend this CD. Do yourself a favour and order this one.

mia wallace

1984
this is like a summary of all thats exciting about electronic music. i really like the melodies and it seems to flow really well. I kind of remember the novel from high school days but it seems to be more about a fictional world than a real one. I have never heard of this guy before but apparently he's been around a while. I love it when i can find something like this which feels like i might still be listening in 5 years time. Cool CD.

Vincent Foster

1984
Bought after checking out this dude's myspace....and being really impressed. There should be more of stuff like this...what ever happened to subversive electronica? Anyway, I'm really feeling this CD at the mo.