Available now at cafekaput.bandcamp.com
Artist: Jon Brooks
Title: No wave is ever the same. Released: 1st May 2020
Label: Café Kaput
Cat. No: KAP011
Format: Digital Download
The eleventh release on Café Kaput is a transportive, ambient affair. “No wave is ever the same” is a study in elegance, centred around the concept of waves and their (sometimes silent) importance in our lives. From the theories of Einstein, to the lunar pull, the rhythm of the ocean and the waveforms of music and sound, the album is a ballet for life and hope for the future. “Waves are inherently cyclical, of course” explains Brooks; “... they have been around since the dawn of time and nothing, so far in our existence, has thankfully managed to halt them. Disasters, wars, tragedies of various kinds have proved to be ineffective and it is this idea that was at the forefront of my mind, when composing this album”.
Spread across two long-form pieces, composed slowly between winter 2017 and spring 2020, the album provides a soundtrack of quiet, creative thought, healing and space. It is also the first time that Brooks has collaborated with artist, writer and creative thinker, Rosemary Cronin, who provides the artwork and title concept of the album. Jon speaks of this teamwork, “I wanted this album to express a certain elegance. No one understands this kind of energy better than Rosemary. I had casually discussed the idea of the album with her, as the pieces were taking shape. Almost immediately, she suggested some ideas, including the title, that revealed an uncanny insight into the direction I was trying to pursue. Rosemary has brought an incredibly powerful, feminine energy, which is absolutely intrinsic to the project”.
1. No wave
2. is ever the same.
Total running time: 39’40”
Music composed and produced by Jon Brooks. Artwork and title concept by Rosemary Cronin.
For more information on Jon Brooks, please visit cafekaput.bandcamp.com
For more information on Rosemary Cronin, please visit www.rosemarycronin.co.uk