[Premiere] jjjacob & Slikback – Bonum Nocte

The 23rd release of katharsis is the collaborative album “Brutal Nature” by label founder jjjacob and various other artists. The idea of the project, which has been in progress for several years, was to extend the artistry to a more conversational form than the classic introverted style of the electronic music composer. The album shaped itself through several exchanges of ideas and stems between jjjacob and the numerous artists of the project.

The final product of the collaborations has a common theme of finding solace in the darkness and brutality of nature. This could be exemplified by the deep melancholy infused with an inner peace of losing a loved one in the mourning song “Threnody” with Hajj, or in the overcoming and healing of both internal and external wounds by the catharsis of music and art on the eloquent track “Trauma” with Bungalovv and Odete. As an introduction to the album, jjjacob and the local Beham created an auditory interpretation of self-blame with movie samples and abrasive low-end explosions, and to conclude it jjjacob and Slikback created the bass-heavy club lullaby “Bonum Nocte”.

The album follows jjjacobs previous two EPs on katharsis from last year, “Journey Before Destination” and “Internal Presence”, but it is his first full-length album since “Body Without Organs” released on the Spanish label Sweat Taste in 2020. The album artwork is a collaboration between jjjacob and Emil Stephensen, with the main motive being a painting by the latter.

Pre-Order at katharsis-label.bandcamp.com/album/brutal-nature

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