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As the group Sono, Lennart A. Salomon, Florian Sikorski and Martin Weiland polish synthie pop until it gleams, sprucing it up for the third millennium. In their Hamburg studio, where international mainstream hits are usually mixed, forthright megalomania is the gas pedal and false modesty the brake. Why? For pop to sound great, it has to be thought of on a grand scale.
If music is also supposed to be understood as language, then Sono speaks Esperanto. In German Sono simply means “Klang” (sound, tone) – perhaps only an onomatopoeic coincidence, but perhaps also a promise. Esperanto, that strange and visionary language, is comprised of simple words, whose origins seem familiar and whose meaning one can also intuitively deduce without an exact translation. With Sono’s music, the case is quite similar. Regardless of which musical mother tongue one feels committed to, Sono’s vocabulary of electronic pop music is so elementary and clear that difficulties in understanding are as good as ruled out. Their full, high-resolution, megalomaniacally perfected sound even provides inveterate electronics dyslexics with a serious aha-experience and lovers of electronic music with the suspicion that it has to be an English production. There’s no question that the band that calls itself “Klang” lives up to its name.