Doing things without making sense makes me happy. That's how the video for the song Here warmth is transmitted was made.
General outline? Rather more sudden situations. Rocking chair found in the dark room by accident, empty pool, snow, frost, cold water and dance with elements of butoh performed by Wojtek Matejko.
Here warmth is transmitted is one of the six tracks from the upcoming debut album No End produced by me in 2018.
Joanna's album is best enjoyed at night. With eyes closed. Or walking through the deep snow in the middle of some wasteland. The mood is built here by a simple meter, archaic synthesizers and subtle distortions introducing erotic tension. Into electronic loops, John brings acoustic solutions, combines Lem with the Moomins, follows more intuition than rules of composition.
Releasing date: 2018 by Bocian Records.
Second video is made to the track First morning out from the same album. Dance: Wojtek Matejko. Camera: Will Lopes.
Wanna support me? You can buy some digital tracks on my Bandcamp.
No End between recommended albums!
ABOUT No End:
“Absorbingly otherworldly and brilliant debut of noirish ambient electronics from Joanna John, who steps out of the shadows as a graphic designer for Biosphere and Bocian releases to present her first musical recordings – a big tip to fans of Teresa Winter and Felicia Atkinson
Over the course of six songs Joanna limns the illusive feeling of altered states of consciousness, using half-heard vocals, treacly pulses, and a mix of spacious synths and floating organ tones to connote the para-dimensional logic of heavy-lidded, intoxicated mindframes.
Introducing herself with the quicksand base and barely buoyant whispers of ‘I can’t Remember How I Got Here’, the album continues to induce a deliciously woozy state with amorphous, intimate synth sculpture of ‘Imagined Truth’, while ‘First Morning Out’ dawns suspended organ tones and pitter patter rhythms recalling Felicia Atkinson works. And just as you think you’ve grasped her sound, ‘The Deepest Instinct Is Expressed In Running’ flips the script with a tarry streak of slo-mo darkwave dance music where you almost expect ToC’s Camella Lobo to join in, and fittingly comes followed by the dark post-punk bassline, steepled vocal and creepy chamber atmosphere of ‘Here Warmth Is Transmitted’, with the viscous curdle of her Chris & Cosey-like finale, ‘Nothing Is Changed But Everything Will Alter’ serving to close the first chapter in Joanna John’s quietly promising story.”
“A Polish girl living on the Norwegian island of Senja, graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and above all a visual artist, although to say “above all” is a terrible underestimate of this delicate but firmly sewn debut album with minimalist but diverse electronic music. In most parts without beat, but with the tension built on the contrast between powerful and subtle, synthetic and natural sounds, as well as perfect space, virtual and natural.
The best illustration of these features can be found in the First Morning Out, though it is also the most meditative and thrifty piece, guided by aesthetics performers from Raster-Noton. The album surprises for a long time until the appearance of the vocal part in Here Warmth is Transmitted and all its colorful qualities are exquisitely mastered by Mikołaj Bugajak (NOON). On Record Store Day, Joanna John will perform in the Spatif Club in Warsaw together with Burkhard Stangl”
– Bartek Chaciński / Polityka