MONTHLY (2020-09-01)

Oceanic – Yellow Cone (Solo)
Annika Norlin – Election Day
The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
James Holden – Horizons
Koraal – Vuurduin
F. J. McMahon – Early Blue
Julianna Barwick – Anjos
Fenster – Memories
Keith Fullerton Whitman – Stereo Music for Acoustic Guitar, Buchla Music Box 100, Hewlett Packard Model 236 Oscillator, Electric Guitar and Computer – Part One
Adriatique & Marino Canal feat. Delhia de France – Home
GHEIST – Zukunft
Fort Romeau – Fantasia
Suzanne Kraft – Flatiron
Harold Budd & Brian Eno – First Light (2004 Digital Remaster)
Erland Öye & La Comitiva – For the Time Being
Kevin Morby – Come to Me Now
Melawati – Daliah (Maceo Plex)
Rival Consoles – Melodica
Gaussian Curve – Impossible Island
Bibio – Kaini Industries (Original by Boards of Canada)

MONTHLY (2020-08-01)

Daniel Avery – Darlinnn
The Whitest Boy Alive – Don’t Give Up
Buffalo Springfield – Expecting to Fly
Margot – France 2
Harald Björk – Gryr (Fairmont Remix)
Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini – Illusion Of Time
BOP – Insight
Journeymann Trax – Jade Tour (feat. D Tiffany)
Jacob Groening – Kanun
Max Cooper – Lovesong
Bibio – Oakmoss
Gladie – Orange Peels
Erol Alkan – Silver Echoes
Goldfrapp – Simone
Erol Alkan – Spectrum (Matrixxman Highway Remix)

On my own music

Although I’ve always loved making electronic dance music, it’s far from the only type of music I like making. My first ever album is more a work of ambient and/or drone for example. Going forward, I will continue doing that and many other types of music as well (including ambient/drone) and I will be posting about it here.

In the future there will be a lot more music that I will be making and posting about that is and is not trance. I hope that’s OK and that you will still want to follow my musical excursions.

Personally, I listen to a bit of everything. Following my MONTHLY-playlist here is a good way to find out what I like at the moment. You can also check the posts in this journal to find out what’s been on rotation.

MONTHLY (1st of July 2020)

Bill Callahan – Sycamore
Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love
CRAS & KLiJN – Om mami palme hum
Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Jupiter Jazz
Hilary Woods – Inhaler
HONNE – no song without you
The Innocence Mission – Green Bus
Joey Pecoraro – Dinosaur
JPL – A Better Daze (Karanda Remix)
Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay
Machinedrum – Center Your Love
Mattheis – Maass
Mood II Swing – Move Me
Ozel AB – Positronic Dreams
Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion
Stan Getz, João Gilberto & Astrud Gilberto – Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
Talaboman – Safe Changes
Van Morrison – Sweet Thing
Warpaint – New Song (Jono Jagwar Ma Remix)
Yoni Yarchi & Daniel van der Zwaag – From Tel Aviv to Amsterdam

On live music

When I was a kid, I always knew I wanted to do creative things. It started with me drawing, I wasn’t great by any measure but I did end up getting 3rd prize in a small competition as an 8-year-old.

Later, of course, music got the better of me and I was soon found in my parents basement hammering on an old keyboard. Ever since, I’ve loved making music in one way or another but I’ve always had a soft side for live music. There is something slightly magical about creating music on the spot with your friends and making it work together. I did get to enjoy being in a band with some friends in high school many years ago, it never went beyond rehearsing after class but it was still amazing.

The climatic ending of this performance is the very reason I always loved live music. Getting lost in music like this to me is magical.

Right now I’m very comfortable making music on my computer (I’m still in quarantine, 3 months and counting), but hopefully one day I can incorporate that magic of live music in my own music as well. I’m also looking forward to being able to see live performances again, hopefully sooner than later.

Stay safe,
Joni

“Rymd” released today

“Rymd” is the swedish word for “space”, which I’ve tried reflecting in the artwork as well as the music. An idea partially birthed by witnessing a clear,  starry sky from the foot of a hill in Iceland during a breezy night in July, and produced during a time span of six years. It started life in Dublin, Ireland, was further developed in Stockholm, Sweden and completed in Bogotá, Colombia during the Covid19-lockdown of 2020. Living in different parts of the world has influenced how it sounds, since I’ve had access to different tools but also experienced different situations at various times during its six years of production.

What runs as a red thread through “Rymd” and ultimately inspired it is my fascination with the wonders of time and space. In that sense, it is a project that has been about escapism as much as it has been about curiosity, but perhaps also about trying to feel at home at the same time.

It’s a project close to heart that is quite different from my previous musical excursions and I hope that “Rymd” can perhaps provide a sonic texture to some of your moments as they have to mine.

Go to https://jpl-music.com to find links for streaming.

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