‘A mature and thoughtful exercise in leftfield, melodic dance music’ – Hyponik
‘An up and coming talent with a penchant for abstract melodic shimmers and a club focussed attitude’ – The Ransom Note
Fans of Jon Hopkins’ or Bonobo’s cinematic electronica will fall head over heels for Juno Mamba’ – Happy Mag
‘Not one you want to miss’ – Something You Said
It is with great excitement that Soothsayer announce Melbourne producer Juno Mamba’s debut EP Light Echoes will be released on Friday 20 March. To mark the occasion, Juno has shared his second single from the EP – the monumental track ‘Blossom’ and has announced two very special headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne next month.
Light Echoes is an atmospheric and cerebral EP that was inspired by time, place and emotion. Aptly titled, a ‘light echo’ is an astronomical phenomenon that relates to delayed reflections of light that can allow us to see into the past. Juno Mamba plays with this concept and the big questions it poses, both universally and individually,
“The process of creating Light Echoes ended up being a journey of self-discovery. Trying to get an understanding of the world; past, present and future, and how I see myself fitting within it has always been a constant struggle. How can I contribute positively to this world in what I do, and inevitably leave behind?”
Premiered last night via triple j Home & Hosed and via Complex (UK), ‘Blossom’ is an emotionally charged track that builds on the dystopian soundscapes created in Juno’s debut single ‘Flicker’. ‘Flicker’ saw Juno Mamba play with musical intricacies inspired by Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s manipulation of space and light. On ‘Blossom’, Juno Mamba masterfully plays with tension and release, resulting in an electrical surge of a crescendo that propels the track to a new dimension with a firm focus on the club.
“I like taking sounds and layers from songs I’ve written and incorporating them into others. There’s one sound in particular at the end of ‘Blossom’ that was taken from ‘Flicker’. Having these familiar elements in tracks, connects the songs together and reiterates that everything is connected.”
With the release of ‘Blossom’, Juno shows no sign of slowing down in 2020. Light Echoes is out Friday 20 March and to celebrate its release, Juno Mamba will be playing his first headline shows at Melbourne’s Colour and Sydney’s Oxford Arts Factory Gallery Bar.
If ‘Flicker’ is the sonic equivalent of a shutter of light, ‘Blossom’ is a supernova explosion. The rest of Light Echoes EP will arrive soon and we can’t wait to share more Juno Mamba with the world.