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Rhythma is the first CD release, out May 16, 2005. It is currently being played on the internet by a few stations.

Rhythma is proud to announce the release of "Between the Lines", Rhythma's second studio release, March, 2009.



Rhythma is Sean Michael Imler, born in Hollywood, California.

Sean began playing piano when he was 8. This lasted for a few years until he discovered that he couldn’t play Black Sabbath on the piano. So he tried bass when he was 12. That didn’t go over well because it didn’t quite hit the melodic accompaniament necessary for someone who really wanted to sing and write songs. So, after years of resistance, he bought a beat up nylon string guitar for $40 at a pawnshop and so the love affair began.

Sean started writing odd things that could only be expressed with volume, lots of volume, so the next purchase was an Ibanez electric guitar that would be the correct artillery for joining the punk band, Skeletor when Sean was 18 and still living in Los Angeles.

But times change and so did Sean. The interest in punk transmuted into an interest into music of different cultures, especially Africa. Sean started playing percussion which finally led into a 5 year stint with a Marimba ensemble in Santa Cruz named, “Kuzanga”, playing traditional music from Zimbabwe.

While all of this was happening, technology was pushing forward with advancements that would allow Sean to be able to afford the equipment necessary to record his own music, at his own pace, in his own studio. The result is Rhythma, a culmination of music and experience drawing on compositions written back as far as 1996 and as recent as 2004, and spanning/combining genres that have impacted Sean’s musical interest. You will find electronic sounds, guitar, bass, keyboards, sax, and lots of percussive elements.

To try to say that any of Sean’s music sounds like someone else would be difficult. Its pop, its jazz, its folk, its rock, its electronica, its all of those. If you dig deep, you can hear other musical artists that may have lent their influence. Pink Floyd, U2, OMD, Led Zeppelin, Baaba Maal, Stella Chiweshe, Cocteau Twins, Jiao Gilberto, Brian Eno, all have made an impact on Sean’s passion for making music.

Sean is currently playing out with his acoustic guitar and working the electronic influences into his stage performance.