|[SOJ-008] Desert Planet EP by JOIX released 11th December 2021|
The 8th record on Sounds of Jericho is a special one, not just because it comes as an exclusive, colourful marbled and to only 200 pieces limited Vinyl edition, its also an affair of heart for electronic music producer and liveact performer JOIX.
The last 2 years were a tough time for him and all creative minds and artists in general, a time without many culture happenings and music events, so in a metaphoric sense it felt like a dried out period without real community, joy and abundance.. like living in a cultural desert!
This is the main metaphoric idea of the Desert Planet EP, but furthermore its a homage to the legendary Dune-Epos, which JOIX is a huge fan of, since he watched the legendary movie by David Lynch as a child, which dugs deep into his consciousness and leads him exploring the 6 Dune books by Sci-Fi author Frank Herbert again and again, soaking up its great story, visions and literary beauty.
As the new Dune movie by Villeneuve comes to light at the cinemas this year it felt clearly right to add this Vinyl to the whole Dune universe as well.
The first track "A message from Kaitain" JOIX occasionally played several times as an Intro of his livesets, is a combination of tribal and techno elements with spheric sounds and a deep ride into his special interpretation of electronic music, often paired with a Didgeridoo, an instrument JOIX also likes to play during his live performances.
"The sleeper must awaken", originally from 2012, comes here as an improved, polished and remastered version, a track made for the dancefloor that will let your body permanently move to the beats of the drifty Bongos.
"Muad'Dib", the first track on the B-side, is a massive and noisy floor-stomper with uneven and heavy kick drums, which unfolds it's raw energy like a desert storm above the chants of the Fremen warriors before the showdown begins.
Finally "Many machines on IX" rounds up the Desert Planet EP with it's powerful bassline and deep groove, following the voice of the spacing guild navigator to the dark machine heart of planet IX.
So let the spice, music and joy flow again with this orange-black beauty!
Audio engineering by Marius Krämer.
Cover art by Køps.
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|[SOJ-007] Raft EP by Hübschmann released 2nd October 2021|
With the 7th release on Sounds of Jericho you are invited to enter a raft and let yourself drift by the floating and gentle sounds of its four tracks which were composed by Hübschmann for your enjoyment.
Like drifting wood on the water you will come in touch with rippling basslines, splashing rhythms and lively sound bubbles which create a overall chilled and calm atmosphere where you can lay back and enjoy this nice ride.
Cover art by Franceszie
|[SOJ-006] Beltane EP by Sori released 1st May 2021|
With Sori's EP "Beltane" you are invited to let yourself fall into a symphony of dreams.
"Beltane", an ancient festival of the bright fire, stands for the transition from long winter nights to shining summer days and is hold on 1st May every year.
At Beltane you come in deep touch with your fantastic life and be able to see the brightest light in the deepest darkness.
Like the intention of this festival Sori's music opens the gates between the worlds, accompinied by a mystic bird, the raven, who is the mediator of the worlds and crows out his messages in your ears. It's about life and love and how everything is connected like told us by the memories of ancient wisdom.
With her shimmering sounds of intuition and illusion, Sori invites you to a hypnotic and transpersonal journey, a flight through your feelings, your inner cosmos and beauty.
So close your eyes, listen carefully, spread your black wings and have a delightful flight!
Mastered by Jonathan Rösch
Artwork by Legasthenics
|[SOJ-005] Turnbull Session Remixes by various artists released 19th September 2020|
The fifth release on Sounds of Jericho,is a compilation of 5 tracks based on samples of a very special live performance by Joss Turnbull and friend musicians.
Joss Turnbull, a percussionist and virtuoso on different oriental drums such as tombak, riq, bendir and darbuka likes to transform the traditional play and sound of these instruments in a modern way through the use of all kinds of gadgets and electronics. At the Turnbull Session of Kathrinprice 2019 (hold by Jazzinstitut Darmstadt) he played together with Philip Zoubek (Piano, Synthesizer, Electronics), Le Roger (Harp, Electronics), Pablo Giw (Trompet) and Naranbaatar Purevdorj (Overtone singing). This ensemble was able to play a very unique, eccentric and magic concert, enriched with experimental, sometimes strange and never heard before sounds and compositions.
With the remixes of Studiogegner, Køps, Sori, Man on Mars and JOIX you are holding 5 extracts of this concert in your hands, which transformed the live records to individual studio works, still transporting the origin atmosphere of the concert by shimmering through the different styles of those Remixers.
Let youself fall into this new world of oriental and electronic sounds!
Video snippet of the concert. Artwork by Legasthenics. Mastered by Studiogegner.
|[SOJ-004] Big BANG EP by JOIX released 14th May 2020|
The first track "Totem" works as a matching type of transition threshold to an intermediate realm, a twilight zone between dreams and reality. Accompanied by mystic tones our way leads past a Totem pole into a deep and dark forest full of forgotten secrets, strange sounds and hidden paths.
Namesake of this EP "Big Bang" is an experimental approach of electronic music paired with a lesson of an Astrophysicist about the start of our universe and newest findings, but also mysteries and still open questions. The deep and heavy beats stand for our unconscious parts, desires and emotions, most of the time confronted by a rational and straight mind-based scientific monologue. "We got to believe" as one of the center statements in this Astrophysicist lecture stands for the whole paradox of finding knowledge, exploring everything undiscovered and how we try to explain our world and existence again and again, but still lacking of a final certainty. So this track can also been seen as a metaphoric conflict between the outer and inner world, between "truth" and "vision", between "science" and "religion", between "mind" and "emotions". But at the end of the track with its rise of mystical sounds and melodies you may find to a peaceful coherence of this two halves.
With "Urwald" we finally arrived in the deep and dark forest of this release with lots of condensed Didgeridoo sounds, an instrument JOIX also likes to play during his live sets.
"Journey of Roland" as last track on this EP is an epic Acid Techno Trance tune with Roland TB-303 like bass modulations, tremendous claps, uplifting melodies and other classic elements that recall exstatic moments of our past.
• Tracks 1-3 mastered by Marius Krämer.
• Track 4 mastered by Studiogegner.
• Cover art by Køps.
• BIG BANG Video by Kamikaze Jane (Ameisenbild).
|[SOJ-003] Pareidolia EP by Køps released 14th March 2020|
"Pareidolia is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music."
With this short description from Wikipedia you get a clue of Pareidolia EP by Køps as third release on Sounds of Jericho. Køps, an electronic music duo of the two tirelessly sound researchers Kathi and Tom as part of the collective Legasthenics, doing their debut here with 3 elaborated little fluffy tracks, located somewhere between Micro Funk and Minimal Ambient. Seeming almost ethereal their lovely pieces of creative work are like aural resting places, where the mind starts to drift around and is played by tricks of a confused perception. From an inner view you feel transported to an enchanted winter landscape, where the first buds break through a mantle of snow and a light fog rises up over this enraptured scenery.
Pareidolia EP is rounded off with a remix by JOIX, who transfers the spheric sounds of the original to the dark dancefloor with his typical approach of massive deepness and hypnotic tendencies. Mastered by Marius Krämer.
|[SOJ-002] Lazarus Remixes by various artists released 7th November 2019|
Premilary hidden and forgotten the mighty tones of deepness and extasy will come back to life with this Remix Compilation.
Rising up from darkness to bright light, 18 interpretations of the Original Track "Lazarus" are ready to unfold for you.
|[SOJ-001] Trinity LP by JOIX released 1st February 2019|
Over the past 10 years, German producer and live performer, JOIX, has continued to evolve as an artist while maintaining his influential stance in the underground of techno culture.
With his last solo album, Hermetic Room, already four years behind us, his continuous evolution has led him to produce his third album yet.
With this 10-piece composition JOIX is able to tell a story from start to finish, with powerful, deep, dark, pulsating tones that are essential to his musical approach.
TRINITY is a complete concept as JOIX' track arrangement takes the audience through various emotions illustrating how there is more to versatility than the dance floor.
Beginning with fascinating shifting sounds and a symbolic conversation of a female and male voice, "Electric Eden" acts as a perfect introduction setting the attitude for the album.
"Paradise" brings us expressive chords and an euphoric energy, while the rolling bass of "Trinity" sends you into a trancelike state. "Schmelztiegel" distracts the listener with its raw analog warmth filled with extraterrestrial energy. "Lazarus," is a pure exemplary of JOIX's hypnotic style, "Schweben", a journey to infinite depth, followed by "Full of stars" are both very dark tracks, filled with atmospheric suspense and quaking rhythms. "Gentle touch" catches the listener with smooth melodies and a softer atmosphere. "Stomper" shows another emotion of the album with a faster tempo and raw analog sounds leading to the final track.
Concluding the odyssey is "Eines Morgens," the most experimental track of the album, beautifully unusual, undulating and massive, it is a breath of fresh air that brings one back to reality and the day light.
Passionate of profound mystifying tones that rise and fall, TRINITY is the epitome of unique expressiveness for JOIX.
With darkness as a companion, each track has come from deep inside the soul; uncompromised soundscapes that promote taking risks.