Playmorium, Groj's second album (release 27 Nov, 2013, box records), strikes a more defined and directed tone than his last. Promised Land was very much about acoustic exploration and having fun. In his own words, producer Kevin Jamey now wanted to make 'happy' music. We would expect even more fun, even more daring psycho-acoustic exploration … Continue reading Review: Groj – Playmorium
This is the first release from Groj's new album 'Playmorium', whose full release is scheduled for later this fall. Having played the visuals for his live performances of the album's material, I have become familiar with these simultaneously irritating, demanding and refreshing tracks. I wrote a little commentary for this big release. The bottom line: … Continue reading Groj – Cosmic City
Video snippet from a performance of the Groj and Lennart Hilbert live set, combining Groj's songs and Lennart's visuals made specifically for these tracks. Thanks to Jesse Morris for filming.
Commissioned video work for Moevalith's new track Boomerang. The video represents cell morphology and motility, tissue formation, and spreading activity of excitable cells.
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It's been a great pleasure to get behind my gear the first time for a Groj single artist production, released on box records. Guirlande as a track offers up an intricately constructed, sustained and contiguous immersion, resting on a rich foundation of original sound samples and field recordings. It represents a well thought-out union of … Continue reading Music Video: Groj – Guirlande (Rorschach)
Outdoor. Wild, beautiful nature? Over the past 3 years, I got into microbial evolution, and a little bit of ecology, too. The dramas, though only micrometers small, are amongst the most captivating and existential ones I know. The survival of a colony by sacrificing 90% of its members. The brutal dance between a predator's hunger … Continue reading Microbial Dramas – Video for ‘Outdoor’ by Groj & Van Did