Imagineering is the first proper album from Module (aka Wellington Ė via Canada Ė musician Jeremiah Ross) since 2005's Remarkable Engines; thatís not to say Module has been idle in the past 6 years Ė thereís been the 70+ minute, single track Dreams For The Sleepless, and a live album released to keep us, and Module, occupied. Those releases havenít seemed to garner the attention that Remarkable Engines did though, which is a shame as itís seen Module sort of disappear from our musical landscape (or perhaps just mine).
Imagineering has a somewhat darker sound, and is more introspective than the previous album, but is a much mellower listen at the same time, and should be as successful, if not more so, than its predecessor.
It still sounds distinctly like Module though and is an instantly likeable album, full of beeps and blips and quirky samples, and intriguing rhythms and sonic layering that will start to mess with your mind.
The album is mostly laid back and the tempo doesn't really pick up until towards the end of the album with the penultimate track, Endlessly Ocean, being as close to a return to the funkier form of Remarkable Engines as weíll get from this release.
Itís not often that the title of an album fits the tone so perfectly but Imagineering is the ideal soundtrack to your daydreams.
Module was created in 2003 by Award Winning Wellington-based New Zealand Multi-instrumentalist/Producer Jeramiah Ross. He produces and performs and records a variety of musical styles from electro, downtempo, ambient, classical and synthesizer-based compositions.
Jeramiah Ross created Module as a solo recording project in 2003. After his first two single releases, Module joined forces with Rhian Sheehan and began touring around New Zealand and Australia. During this time he was signed to New Zealand based record label LOOP Recordings and released his debut double album Remarkable Engines with the bonus Piano disk Movement which sold moderately well. One track from his album What it seems was picked up by 'Positivitly Wellington Tourism' as the theme music for the widely popular Have a love affair with Wellington campaign, which received hi rotate for over three years on nationwide television and radio. Rhian Sheehan and Module went on to tour for two years, performing at many festivals from Rainbow Serpent, Splore and countless performances around New Zealand and Australia.
In 2006 Jeramiah joined Fly My Pretties and performed his own acoustic piano compositions "Oh Fair Moonlight" and "Rain" for 16 sell-out shows around New Zealand theaters cumulating in the release of a CD/DVD which sold over 10,000 copies in New Zealand. In one of the last performances for Fly My Pretties he played "Rain" in the Auckland Town Hall on the 3 story high pipe organ.