OPACITY

Release date: 15 September 2017
Label: Home Normal
Formats: CD, Digital

Bandcamp / iTunes / Spotify

CREDITS

All music written & produced by Jason van Wyk
Recorded in Cape Town, South Africa during 2016-2017

Violin: Brittany Dilkes, Gavin Clayton
Cello: Lynne Donson
Piano and electronics: Jason van Wyk

Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Cover photography by Gregory Euclide

PHYSICAL EDITIONS

CD – Home Normal, 2017

VIDEO

PRESS

“Simple, unabashed beauty albeit with sophisticated underpinnings.” Headphone Commute

“Jason van Wyk creates a delicate atmosphere, a soundtrack to a special moment that can never be repeated. The sounds are well-honed and everything is in check. Both haunting and incredibly moving, Opacity is one of the year’s highlights, and Jason van Wyk has produced one of 2017’s gems.” Fluid Radio

“Such an assured combination of emotional effusion and rich sound design is rare to find. Exceptional.” Stationary Travels

Jason van Wyk is not just a musician, he is a sound artist. Opacity shows the South African’s true brilliance and ability to use to his full advantage his talent at connecting what happens in his head to the music that comes through his instruments.” Norman Records

“On Opacity, van Wyk further explores his combination of calm, serene piano music – sometimes solo, sometimes embedded in soft synth pads. The two albums (Opacity & Attachment) match together perfectly, in fact these two releases could easily be considered two parts of a double-album full of ‘piano-focused tenderness’.” Ambient Blog

“Timeless and bold, Jason van Wyk’s ‘Opacity’ is a freeing work of piano-focused tenderness and huge luminous pads.” Shiny Beast

“The perfect balance between instrumentation and electronic soundscaping.” In.Visible.Generator

“A brooding, icy, yet exploratory work. I can easily see it as the soundtrack to a lonely-space-exploration film.” Independent Clauses

“This is simply a very beautiful piece of work that is a pleasure to listen to. For “Opacity” van Wyk has taken on some of the elements of “Attachment” added some from his previous work and taken it further.” Drifting, Almost Falling

“Gorgeous acoustic moments, piano strokes gracing rich drone backfields and counterbalancing more Electronic driven aspects. This is another rather cinematic production as it casts its gaze longingly towards the heavens; I think if you’re looking for a record that captures the essence of Ambient’s purpose and grace, this is it.” Hear Feel

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OPACITY

Release date: 15 September 2017
Label: Home Normal
Formats: CD, Digital

Bandcamp / iTunes / Spotify

CREDITS

All music written & produced by Jason van Wyk
Recorded in Cape Town, South Africa during 2016-2017

Violin: Brittany Dilkes, Gavin Clayton
Cello: Lynne Donson
Piano and electronics: Jason van Wyk

Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Cover photography by Gregory Euclide

VIDEO

PRESS

“Simple, unabashed beauty albeit with sophisticated underpinnings.” Headphone Commute

“Jason van Wyk creates a delicate atmosphere, a soundtrack to a special moment that can never be repeated. The sounds are well-honed and everything is in check. Both haunting and incredibly moving, Opacity is one of the year’s highlights, and Jason van Wyk has produced one of 2017’s gems.” Fluid Radio

“Such an assured combination of emotional effusion and rich sound design is rare to find. Exceptional.” Stationary Travels

Jason van Wyk is not just a musician, he is a sound artist. Opacity shows the South African’s true brilliance and ability to use to his full advantage his talent at connecting what happens in his head to the music that comes through his instruments.” Norman Records

“On Opacity, van Wyk further explores his combination of calm, serene piano music – sometimes solo, sometimes embedded in soft synth pads. The two albums (Opacity & Attachment) match together perfectly, in fact these two releases could easily be considered two parts of a double-album full of ‘piano-focused tenderness’.” Ambient Blog

“Timeless and bold, Jason van Wyk’s ‘Opacity’ is a freeing work of piano-focused tenderness and huge luminous pads.” Shiny Beast

“The perfect balance between instrumentation and electronic soundscaping.” In.Visible.Generator

“A brooding, icy, yet exploratory work. I can easily see it as the soundtrack to a lonely-space-exploration film.” Independent Clauses

“This is simply a very beautiful piece of work that is a pleasure to listen to. For “Opacity” van Wyk has taken on some of the elements of “Attachment” added some from his previous work and taken it further.” Drifting, Almost Falling

“Gorgeous acoustic moments, piano strokes gracing rich drone backfields and counterbalancing more Electronic driven aspects. This is another rather cinematic production as it casts its gaze longingly towards the heavens; I think if you’re looking for a record that captures the essence of Ambient’s purpose and grace, this is it.” Hear Feel

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