Joris Voorn releases his fourth studio album ‘\\\\ (four)’
Wednesday 20th November 2019 | Rosh
Joris Voorn has revealed his fourth album ‘\\\\’ [four], the pinnacle of his studio efforts to date. Where his first two albums ‘Future History’ and ‘From A Deep Place’ saw Voorn draw inspiration from Detroit Techno, this new album finds its inspiration in the European electronic scene of the mid-’90s. From acts like Joris’ heroes Underworld who feature on the album to the likes of The Prodigy and Orbital through to bastions of hard techno and ambient like R&S Records, this fertile and rapidly-evolving time was the basis of his formative musical years which have inspired this LP.
Featuring collaborations with bonafide British electronic icons Underworld, London band HÆLOS, the South African poet Lazarusman and Dutch pianist Michiel Borstlap, the record exercises Voorn’s eclectic tastes. From tried-and-tested dancefloor workouts through to introspective, languid compositions, it’s a beautifully varied package. While texture and cadence vary, it’s the melodic content that ties the record together.
“As always in my music, melodies are important on ‘\\\\’. They are what defines me as an electronic music artist the most. The album features some tracks I’ve played out in my sets for a long time — which represent my work as a DJ and dance music artist — tied together with tracks where the drums are less prominent and melodies or synth arpeggios are the driving force.”
Despite chiefly being known as an artist who moves dancefloors, Joris Voorn has always made clear his intentions to be known as more of a musician in the traditional sense. Steadily releasing three acclaimed studio albums that display his keen sense of musicality, mood and arrangement, he has proved that he is highly accomplished at providing more than just dancefloor fodder.
“I believe the mid-90s was the most inspiring time to be listening to electronic dance music. Artists were discovering new sounds and genres every single day, never again has there been so much innovation in such a short time. Around ’94/’95 a wealth of electronic producers created masterpieces that still sound inspiring 25 years later” Joris Voorn
Link to album here
JORIS VOORN \\\\
District Seven (Broken)
This City feat. Lazarusman
Too Little Too Late feat. Underworld
Messiah feat. HÆLOS
Blanky feat. Michiel Borstlap