Jonáš Gruska – Spevy

To be released as 12″ LP and webrelease

All tracks recorded and composed by Jonáš Gruska
“Spev cvrčka” is partly performed by Merak Jagad gamelan orchestra
Mastering by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering
Cover by Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy

2017 CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Chaotic (poly)rhythms generated by natural elements such as wind and water, extended and combined with micro-improvisations. Field recordings of trains, crickets, grasshoppers are joined by a generative synthesis, inspired by the traditional music of Laos. Sounds of Jonáš’s childhood, sounds of immediate surroundings, ultrasounds pitch-shifted to our hearing dimension.

The main theme of the album is erratical behaviour of the environment and fauna in collaboration with attempts to find a pattern and order; exploration of ASMR phenomenon through unconventional microphone techniques and deep focus on meridian-response-inducing timbres. Each used sound has a strong emotional connection with Jonáš’s past and has its own story in the overall experience.