Joseph Quimby Jr is a composer and sound artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. ‘Variation’ deals with themes of memory, loss, isolation, and place, mixing electronics with modern classical elements. It’s a deeply thoughtful work, radiating a shimmering beauty. ‘Variation’ exudes a stately melancholy, entwined with a graceful sense of acceptance and eventual comfort.
‘Variation’ was composed as part of a larger film work which focuses on Quimby’s childhood. In the early 90’s Quimby lived on the U.S. Naval Base Keflavik in Iceland, and the sense of place is clearly heard in the record. Sweeping barren landscapes, interminable snows and the artificiality of normal life on the base all find voice on ‘Variation’.
released March 1, 2018
All songs written and produced by Joseph Quimby Jr
...Like a forgotten spirit sweeping through an old hall, In The Fever Sun chills the soul and sets the tone for what the rest of the album is about to build upon: a thoroughly encapsulating sense of mental suspension.
The uncanny chatter of Iuna Niva's vocals, while arresting in affect, nevertheless avoid becoming a distraction from the pervading quiet awe of each piece. Instead, they act more as a faint yet distantly relatable supporting layer.
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Created in partnership with the Canadian noisemakers, the late legend's final collaborative LP enshrines his ability to lift joint ventures into otherworldly territory. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 8, 2021
For some reason, I've always hesitated to listen carefully to what was presented as the "next big anonymous artist". And I was wrong. Astonishing, enchanting, never trivial, relaxing but catching attention. Bravo (whoever they are ;) ) Andrea Martignano