It begins with a drum monologue, but the broken beat is resolved thanks to two simple piano chords, the voice reaches us from an unknown place, with balanced sweetness. That’s how “Noise I, II, III” starts, the debut single of Finnish musician and composer Jonsjooel, leader of Lake Jons and author of various other projects, and this is the first song that will lead us to the release of his album “Lullabies For Younger Self”.
In the space of a song, Jonsjooel manages to communicate many things, first of all a truly unique, and therefore valuable, creative freedom; while listening to it, the artist’s desire not to be classified into specific genres and sub-genres becomes clear, a perfect connection between song-writing and experimentation. The presence of the drums as a dialogic element and not just a rhythmic guide is another original idea, the voice, the electronics, and the other instruments fit perfectly into the atmospheric arrangement of this valuable piece.
One of the most interesting aspects of Jonsjooel’s music is probably the invitation to listen to it away from prejudices and categorizations, “Some call it music but others might call it noise. Just like how we listen to the world. There is so much to hear and all we need to do is to listen carefully. In and under all this noise we can still find meaningful things”, with these words the musician confirms this idea of music and research, turning down any rigid structure in his work, giving us a unique and precious moment of rare intensity.