Jana Irmert has created a metaphoric world of billowing harmonic clouds, gently crackling sounds and abstracted field recordings. All three parts of the album are marked by perpetual subtle shifts, memory turning into an imperfect compass: You can walk through the music in all directions without ever passing the same point twice.
Inside this world of concrete sounds and pure abstractions, of organic timbres and alien noises, all sense of perspective is lost: What is far can seem close, tiny sounds suddenly appear enormous. In a sense, FLOOD is about the desire for change, a sensation that fills us both with anticipation and anxiety. That is why this album is more than just a sonic novel, and why there is more than one story to it – just enter the flood and allow the current to carry you far, far away. (Tobias Fischer)
All tracks produced and mixed by Jana Irmert
Mastered by Doug Henderson at micro-moose-berlin
Artwork by Maria Louceiro
© 2018 Fabrique Records
Her new work FLOOD has extraordinary depth and dimension.
Her music is all-immersive, it is all around you and especially when played a bit louder offers a whole sonic depth that you wouldn’t notice otherwise. This is the field where field recordings, drone and musique concrete meet up. This is a very fine follow-up to her debut.
An innovative sound that oscillates like the bridge between robots and future tech. And just as the cover depicts, this is a look to the skies, beyond the distant clouds, to other galactic bodies. Yes, this is space age music for a new generation. Breathtaking.