Tonia Reeh ( more about artist )Title: Boykiller LP
Format: 12" LP
Releasedate: September 23rd 2011
Artist Tonia Reeh, otherwise known as Monotekktoni, usually experiments with modern, controversial and distorted analogue electronic sounds.
Inspiration for her new album was found by returning to her roots, though. As a result, she offers us a piano-vocal set while at the same time remaining true to her distinctive style. A deep melancholy punctuated by a spirit of rebellion and individualism shines throughout her complex compositions. But above all, the vocals are given plenty of room and sound. With the usual archaic hardness and irony her lyrics freeze the blood in one’s veins. Everyday madness rears its ugly head ruthlessly, bashing century-old musical harmony structures.
What an exquisite mix - Tonia Reeh combines acoustic pop music with classic modern without the yucky feeling of sweet artificiality. This is probably the reason why it is so hard to draw appropriate comparisons to her: every now and then, the emotional charge of her singing is reminiscent of such artists as P. J. Harvey and Diamanda Galás. But what’s more, her piano playing is simply unique: despite its combination of classic and jazz elements, it is characterized by rhythmic rigour of the independent rock music that Tonia still fascinates.