Jason van Wyk is a South African artist who has been releasing electronic music since the tender age of just 14. Whilst he continues to be known for this work, his most recent output has seen him focus on his beautiful piano playing, intertwined with his subtle sound design and wide open soundscapes.
After having the great fortune to master last year's 'Attachment' (Eilean Records) for Jason, we invited him to release his follow-up on Home Normal. After a year in careful development, the result is 'Opacity'.
It is hard to describe Jason's latest album in anything other than superlatives. It is an album of such incredible beauty, patience, openness, soul, and subtlety, that we can't think of a comparative album by anyone, on any label, in years that comes close to the calming serenity of 'Opacity'. Whilst this might seem like hyperbole to some, I just ask you to sit down, let go, and listen to this pure work of art as it really is very special indeed.
Alongside the alluring dusty-starred photography of Gregory Euclide, Jason has created an album that is timeless and bold; a freeing work of piano-focused tenderness, and huge luminous pads. We can't wait to share this with you.