JOANNA JOHN

Joanna John’s music 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 and follows more intuition than rules of composition. Joanna is also a renowned audiovisual artist. She creates installations, short movies, collages, social actions, music. Currently lives on the island of Senja

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"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 and all its colorful qualities are exquisitely mastered by Mikołaj Bugajak. On Record Store Day, Joanna John will perform in the Spatif Club in Warsaw together with Burkhard Stangl". Bartek Chacinski / Polityka