Palace Savant is Jesse Reiner’s sixth full-length effort and follows previous outings on Kranky and Not Not Fun. Reiner’s last album as Jonas Reinhardt, a soundtrack to a self-made sci-fi film entitled Ganymede, was released by California cassette label Constellation Tatsu last year.
Jonas Reinhardt originally began as a solo project from Reiner before expanding into a full band. Palace Savant finds Reiner back working on his own, with the new LP inspired by St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, a historic Gothic cathedral constructed by Peter Parler over 600 years ago.
In a press release for the album, Reiner says: “I envisioned [Parler] retrofitting his cathedral with excesses of incandescent light, preparing for a coming age of electronics.Palace Savant is what a contemporary electronic performance in that space might sound like.”
01. Old Kaizen
02. Brigade of Midnight Minions
03. Shattered Remains of Orr
05. Go Sceptre Go
06. Ecstatic Invokations
08. Omat Principle Decay