Flux presents 12 eclectic electronic instrumentals, a distillation of my musical influences of afrobeat, art pop, desert blues, electronica, krautrock, minimalism and world music. The tracks are connected by their melodicity, rhythmic and textural intricacy, and by their use of emotive abstract vocals.
The music has emerged gradually between 1999 and 2019, having been recorded, reimagined and transformed in such global localities as London, Thessaloniki, Matera, Berlin, Barcelona, Tokyo, Cotonou, Fez, Saarbrücken and Helsinki.
Flux refers to the dynamic process that is this world, life: the diversity and multiplicity of its narratives and possibilities; the constant change and fusion; the uncertainties, ambiguities and in-betweens; the colours, textures and forms; the borderless rhythms, terrains and movements; the complex and relative nature of things; the potential they sustain.
The musical artists whose aesthetics have influenced me most on this album include Art of Noise, Fela Kuti, Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Ali Farka Touré, Björk, Steve Reich, Prince, Pan Sonic and the Penguin Café Orchestra.
This Bandcamp release features extended album artwork, in addition to the high quality audio download.
released June 12, 2020
All tracks written, performed and mixed by Ilpo Jauhiainen
Original guitar on Cascade and bass guitar on Earth Flux - Moritz Cartheuser
Original Ginette on Cascade - Petteri Mäkiniemi
Produced by Ilpo Jauhiainen
Mastered by Gregor Zemljic at Earresistible Mastering
Cover art and design by Ilpo Jauhiainen
Warmth and gratitude: Chris Eckman, Gregor Zemljic, Missla Libsekal, Moritz Cartheuser, Petteri Mäkiniemi. the Finnish Music Foundation, the Music Creators’ Fund; and to all who have supported me during the arduous process of making this album. I certainly hope the end result will transcend all the challenges that went into making this work come to life. WARMTH X
Ilpo (Ilpo Jauhiainen, b. 1977 Finland) is a composer, music producer and sound artist. He works collaboratively and
globally across the arts. His musical interests revolve around the possibilities and combinations of music and sound art, new global musical styles, contemporary classical and generative music....more