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  • Surprise! New music featuring full steel band.


    One year after the release of PILLAR, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra presents Mindstate Music - a concise, but musically dense instrumental journey that explores six psychological states of composer/steel pannist Jonathan Scales. Inspired by true events in Scales’ personal life, this music is intended to be something of an emotional release. The real-life, off-stage vulnerabilities and insecurities of the internationally respected artist are orchestrated here for the curiously adventurous listener to dive into. Mindstate Music finds the Fourchestra in the middle of a steel drum orchestra for the first time, exploring that lush, sonic pallet while staying true to Scales’ unique writing style. While movements like “The Maze” and “The Mad” showcase the Fourchestra’s signature style of mind-twisting, grooving complexities, a real sense of human frailty is exposed on pieces like “The Mean” and “The Mud”. For true fans of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Mindstate Music is a momentary glimpse into the artist’s head & heart, beyond the bounds of the music.