Flux presents 12 instrumental pieces which have evolved into a more electronic distillation of my musical influences of afrobeat, art pop, desert blues, electronica, krautrock, minimalism and world music. The music has emerged gradually between 1999 and 2019, having been recorded, reimagined and transformed in such global localities as London, Thessaloniki, Matera, Berlin, Barcelona, Tokyo, Cotonou, Fez, Saarbrücken and Helsinki.
Flux refers to the dynamic process that is this world, life: the diversity and multiplicity of its narratives and possibilities; the constant change and fusion; the uncertainties, ambiguities and in-betweens; the colours, textures and forms; the borderless rhythms, terrains and movements; the complex and relative nature of things; the potential they sustain.
The musical artists whose aesthetics have influenced me most on this album include Art of Noise, Fela Kuti, Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Ali Farka Touré, Björk, Steve Reich, Prince, Pan Sonic and the Penguin Café Orchestra.
A digital-only album, the Bandcamp release features extended album artwork in addition to the high quality audio download. The album will be available on all the other download and streaming services 17 July.
All tracks written, performed and mixed by Ilpo Jauhiainen
Original guitar on Cascade and bass guitar on Earth Flux – Moritz Cartheuser
Original Ginette on Cascade – Petteri Mäkiniemi
Produced by Ilpo Jauhiainen
Mastered by Gregor Zemljic at Earresistible Mastering
Cover art and design by Ilpo Jauhiainen
Released June 12, 2020