Written in the spring of 2016, 'Dune' is a piece reflecting a search query within the modular realm. Constructed from improvisations on a modular synthesizer, the piece gets it's breath from the use of a subtle theme on piano. It became apparent that these 'colours' matched very well, lifting the track up and slightly pushing the electronic construct into the background.
Digital track released December 12, 2016
Recorded April 22 2016
Additional recordings June / July 2016
Modular synthesizer / Korg MS10 / Piano / Additional electronics
Written, produced and mixed by Julian Edwardes
Mastering by Collin Visser @ Studio Antiloop
After the release of 2013's Paragon EP, Dutch artist Julian Edwardes returns to the musical playground with a new 3-track treasure called Rapalje. Edwardes kicks the door in with low-keyed electric piano play, dense percussion and electrifying harmonies on Skelter. Sacre Bleu keeps the ball rolling with a more tranquil, silky vibe before finishing off the EP with the stunning, progressive style of Rapalje.
The music of Julian Edwardes (Breda, The Netherlands) has its counterpart in the works of artists like Flying Lotus, Badbadnotgood, Tortoise and Mouse on Mars. Edwardes re-samples, chops and screws sounds coming from ancient synths and 21st century machines and arranges them in his eccentric musical constructions. He worked with artists like Big Mister Doom, Ben Butler & Mousepad, E.R.P., Emufucka, Pierce Warnecke and Julien Mier + he released music on labels like Shipwrec, Filthy Broke Recordings and Lomechanik.
released 28 April 2014
Produced, written & composed by Julian Edwardes
Mastered by Collin Visser/Takumi Audio
Design & artwork by Mister Adam
Illustration by Leon van den Langenberg
Released by Fremdtunes 2014
Rapalje is available at Juno / Boomkat / iTunes / Bandcamp or almost any digital store you can think of.
Dutch label Shipwrec and Fremdtunes cast off for uncharted waters, setting sail to proudly introduce the fresh new release ‘The Grinder’ by Julian Edwardes! Julian Edwardes is a Dutch artist that bends the limitations of hiphop and bass music, his first outing on vinyl takes elements of these sounds and twists them into a new form. The title track (previously released digitally on ‘PARAGON‘) judders and shakes into life with a controlled tempo adding gravity to the mix. Sombre notes drop to create a melancholic muscular beast. The flip sees E.R.P. aka Gerard Hanson aka Convextion flying in from Texas on remix duty. The rougher edges of the original are cleaned by reverberating arpeggios before a terse broken beat lands. Hanson weaves his magic, a lush melody of IDM depth descends to elevate this remix into something sublime. Something special from Shipwrec and Fremdtunes…
Vinyl (10-INCH!) only with amazing artwork by Graphic Surgery!
Paragon is the new EP by Dutch musician Julian Edwardes. Inspired by artists like Flying Lotus and Mouse on Mars, Edwardes re-samples, chops and screws sounds coming from ancient synths and 21st century machines and arranges them in his eccentric musical constructions.
With the co-production of Jay Hats and the energetic drum-play of Wouter Jaftoran, portaltrack Strawberry Shake and titletrack Paragon represent what this EP's about: well-arranged and percussive, yet juicy, improvised and dynamic electronic music. Crooks is perhaps the most adventurous ride on the EP with it's provocative construction and labyrinth of sonic sensations. The Grinder is all about kicks, snares and synths. It's Julian's most basic work to date. In its simpleness it touches down and gets you up off your feet directly. Ben Butler & Mousepad 'grind' The Grinder with a fresh cadence and a touch of that good old skweee-ish funk. More polishing is done by UK-duo Big Mister Doom with a dreamy and refined remix of Mudslide. Running it down, the Paragon EP is a perfect introduction to Julian Edwardes' vibrant cosmos. As Edwardes proclaims: 'enjoy and have a nice ride!'.
released 25 February 2013
Produced, performed and written by Julian Edwardes
Drums on 'Strawberry Shake' & 'Paragon' Wouter Jaftoran
Additional electric bass on 'Paragon' Wouter Jaftoran
Drums recorded and mixed by Jay Hats, Eindhoven November 2012
'Mudslide' remix by Big Mister Doom
'The Grinder' remix by Ben Butler & Mousepad
Mastered by Budy Mokoginta for Mokosound
Artwork by Mister Adam
Released by Fremdtunes, FR2013-02
A fine Mess is a free EP released on the dutch label Fremdtunes. The overall character of the music carries weakness, troubling thoughts, chaos, sleepless nights and lost days. But also hope, love, inner-peace. And somehow each track re-assures in it's own way. As cliche as it sounds; there is no beauty without ugliness, success doesn't come without failure and peace can only be achieved if one has experienced chaos. In the end, 'A fine mess' is dedicated to loved ones, hoping to provide them with the energy needed and to not only help look ahead, but certainly look at the present.
credits released 10 May 2012.
Produced & written by Julian Edwardes
Artwork by Julian Edwardes
Mastered by Julian Edwardes
Published by Fremdtunes