Jo’s debut album BUMBLEBEE is out now!
Have a listen to Jo’s crooked tone songs from field recordings of Iceland …
Photo: Claudia Brijbag
Jo is heartily grateful and deeply touched that so many people have encouraged her on her way to this album:
Thank you to all who contributed to capture some sound bits: DJ flugvel og gameskip speaking with Flydra the cat, the rooster of Berglind and Svavar at HAVARI,
the unidentified woman at an escalator, Vinny Vamos with his tape machine at Studio Silo and Rex Beckett guiding us in the Greenhouse Studios and so many more …
Frank Schültge mastered the album sensitively with his keen understanding of this kind of music. Thank you such a lot for your fascinating work!
Timo C Engel passed his final clearance to every song immediatlely when Jo had finished it. This ritual strengthened their profound siblinghood in sound. Jo would never want to miss this bond any more. The amazing Claudia Brijbarg had captured Jo’s musical world in a single stunning photo!
And now it was time: Jo released her debut album „Bumblebee“ on May 11th and threw a great show at Orange 'Ear.
Bumblebee by Jo. Record Release Concert May 11th
An adventure began two years ago when Jo said: I don’t want shooting more stunning landscape photos of Iceland on our next trip to Iceland. Instead I want to record sounds and make a song out of them. Frank was a bit baffled because he knew Jo’s musical uncertainties well. But he loved the idea. Hence, the two travelled Iceland mainly with their ears. After the return Jo deeply stepped into the world of her recorded sounds and discovered her own musical terrain. She fell in love with hidden and dirty sounds, learned to shape them sensitively and developed a feeling for combining them. Soon, she realised that there was so much to explore that she made more than one song.
Next: Jo will perform Bumblebee at the NNOI festival – July 5th to 7th