Gramatik - The Age of Reason
The Age of Reason is a benchmark release in the career of Gramatik - the first release
on his own label, Lowtemp and a true sonic evolution. It is said that a master learns
the rules in order to know how to bend them. With The Age of Reason, Gramatik,
shows a musical growth which defies genre and breaks the EDM status quo to
achieve an extension of the sound we have come to know as Gramatik.
Currently residing in NYC, the Slovenian producer has been lighting up stages and
creating a distinct relationship with fans worldwide since his debut performance in
2009. In an era when most musicians and the industry at large were scrambling to
maintain a grasp of their old streams of revenue, Gramatik was jumping head first
into what he believed would be the future - file sharing. ""Freeing music by making
music free"" has become one of the calling cards of Gramatik's career. In 2010, after
releasing five records at a furious pace, Gramatik began posting links to torrents
containing his full discography. Fans responded by sharing files and coming to shows
by the tens of thousand.
Gramatik has never been afraid to speak openly and honestly to his audience. With
his last record #digitalfreedom, he encouraged a new era of copyright law and
discourse. In his frequent and usually well received post in social media, he has
taken the artist to fan relationship to a very personal level. He frequently speaks
about his love of Nikola Tesla and more importantly his reasons for supporting Tesla's
legacy and mindful progressive living as a whole. Gramatik's elaborate stage design
even mimics multiple Tesla Coils.
Nothing has changed with the release of The Age of Reason. Gramatik elaborates on
the epic LP title, which was ""inspired by a stand-up segment by comedian George
Carlin. He made a joke on the fact that he was Catholic until he reached the age of
reason. I also firmly believe that there comes a time in a human life when you reach
the so-called 'age of reason' and realize that there are so many irrational beliefs,
shameless contradictions and illogical restrictions inflicted upon society for various
malicious reasons, things that were deliberately designed to keep us in line and
prevent us from reaching our full potential as a species. Some people reach it sooner,
others later, but a majority unfortunately never do. [Through my music] I'd like to
guide more people to reach the age of reason sooner. Maybe. Or, hopefully at least
unite the ones that feel the same way.