Jason van Wyk

Jason van Wyk

South Africa
South African composer/producer Jason van Wyk has been conspicuously blending electronic and acoustic elements into his brand of electro-acoustic works for over a decade in his hometown of Capetown. 2004 is when van Wyk's musical drop in the pond began with eps, remixes, and compilation appearances, reverberating out from there with the release of the full-length Days You Remember (2013) where van Wyk displayed his adeptness at mixing neoclassical with the forward motion of ought-era experimental electronica. Next in rapid succession came the albums Attachment (2016) and Opacity (2017). Both of which saw release on Ian Hawgood's Home Normal imprint. These albums are considered to be more minimalist offerings diving deeper into the neoclassical end of the ambient pond, the ripples blurring even further away. Van Wyk's works have been called "haunting and incredibly moving" (Fluid Radio) and "Expansively cinematic while remaining serene and intimate" (Stationary Travels). Both of these excerpts hint at the adeptness that van Wyk thoughtfully interjects emotion into his works and is the very reason that van Wyk came to the attention of, and his subsequent signing to, emotive outpost n5MD. Jason van Wyk is currently hard at work on his n5MD debut slated for 2019 release where we then get to witness what might be the furthest ripples in the pond yet...