Jericho is located 258 metres below sea level, which makes it the lowest and also the oldest city on earth! From the far you can still hear the mystic sounds and reverbation of the trumpets, which broke off the city walls a long time ago.. Since then we are free and unleashed from any borders and limits in the creation of electronic music.

So this is Sounds of Jericho, a secret treasure chamber jam-packed with sounds plumbed from the infinite depths of the universe, a label singularly devoted to passion-driven electronic music. Inside this trove you will find tracks rich in detail and crafted with love and gratitude.

SoJ is being run by JOIX



Catalog
[SOJ-005] Turnbull Session Remixes  released 19th September 2020
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The fifth release on Sounds of Jericho,is a compilation of 5 tracks based on samples of a very special live performance by Joss Turnbull and friend musicians.
Joss Turnbull, a percussionist and virtuoso on different oriental drums such as tombak, riq, bendir and darbuka likes to transform the traditional play and sound of these instruments in a modern way through the use of all kinds of gadgets and electronics. At the Turnbull Session of Kathrinprice 2019 (hold by Jazzinstitut Darmstadt) he played together with Philip Zoubek (Piano, Synthesizer, Electronics), Le Roger (Harp, Electronics), Pablo Giw (Trompet) and Naranbaatar Purevdorj (Overtone singing). This ensemble was able to play a very unique, eccentric and magic concert, enriched with experimental, sometimes strange and never heard before sounds and compositions.
With the remixes of Studiogegner, KØps, Sori, Man on Mars and JOIX you are holding 5 extracts of this concert in your hands, which transformed the live records to individual studio works, still transporting the origin atmosphere of the concert by shimmering through the different styles of those Remixers.
Let youself fall into this new world of oriental and electronic sounds!
Video snippet of the concert. Artwork by Legasthenics. Mastered by Studiogegner.



[SOJ-004] Big BANG EP  released 14th May 2020
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The first track "Totem" works as a matching type of transition threshold to an intermediate realm, a twilight zone between dreams and reality. Accompanied by mystic tones our way leads past a Totem pole into a deep and dark forest full of forgotten secrets, strange sounds and hidden paths.
Namesake of this EP "Big Bang" is an experimental approach of electronic music paired with a lesson of an Astrophysicist about the start of our universe and newest findings, but also mysteries and still open questions. The deep and heavy beats stand for our unconscious parts, desires and emotions, most of the time confronted by a rational and straight mind-based scientific monologue. "We got to believe" as one of the center statements in this Astrophysicist lecture stands for the whole paradox of finding knowledge, exploring everything undiscovered and how we try to explain our world and existence again and again, but still lacking of a final certainty. So this track can also been seen as a metaphoric conflict between the outer and inner world, between "truth" and "vision", between "science" and "religion", between "mind" and "emotions". But at the end of the track with its rise of mystical sounds and melodies you may find to a peaceful coherence of this two halves.
With "Urwald" we finally arrived in the deep and dark forest of this release with lots of condensed Didgeridoo sounds, an instrument JOIX also likes to play during his live sets.
"Journey of Roland" as last track on this EP is an epic Acid Techno Trance tune with Roland TB-303 like bass modulations, tremendous claps, uplifting melodies and other classic elements that recall exstatic moments of our past.
Credits:
• Tracks 1-3 mastered by Marius Krämer.
• Track 4 mastered by Studiogegner.
• Cover art by KØps.
BIG BANG Video by Kamikaze Jane (Ameisenbild).



[SOJ-003] Pareidolia EP  released 14th March 2020
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"Pareidolia is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music."
With this short description from Wikipedia you get a clue of Pareidolia EP by Køps as third relase on Sounds of Jericho. Køps, an electronic music duo of the two tirelessly sound researchers Kathi and Tom as part of the collective Legasthenics, doing their debut here with 3 elaborated little fluffy tracks, located somewhere between Micro Funk and Minimal Ambient. Seeming almost ethereal their lovely pieces of creative work are like aural resting places, where the mind starts to drift around and is played by tricks of a confused perception. From an inner view you feel transported to an enchanted winter landscape, where the first buds break through a mantle of snow and a light fog rises up over this enraptured scenery.
Pareidolia EP is rounded off with a remix by JOIX, who transfers the spheric sounds of the original to the dark dancefloor with his typical approach of massive deepness and hypnotic tendencies. Mastered by Marius Krämer.



[SOJ-002] Lazarus Remixes  released 7th November 2019
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Premilary hidden and forgotten the mighty tones of deepness and extasy will come back to life with this Remix Compilation.
Rising up from darkness to bright light, 18 interpretations of the Original Track "Lazarus" are ready to unfold for you.



[SOJ-001] Trinity LP  released 1st February 2019
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Over the past 10 years, German producer and live performer, JOIX, has continued to evolve as an artist while maintaining his influential stance in the underground of techno culture.
With his last solo album, Hermetic Room, already four years behind us, his continuous evolution has led him to produce his third album yet.
With this 10-piece composition JOIX is able to tell a story from start to finish, with powerful, deep, dark, pulsating tones that are essential to his musical approach.
TRINITY is a complete concept as JOIX' track arrangement takes the audience through various emotions illustrating how there is more to versatility than the dance floor.
Beginning with fascinating shifting sounds and a symbolic conversation of a female and male voice, "Electric Eden" acts as a perfect introduction setting the attitude for the album.
"Paradise" brings us expressive chords and an euphoric energy, while the rolling bass of "Trinity" sends you into a trancelike state. "Schmelztiegel" distracts the listener with its raw analog warmth filled with extraterrestrial energy. "Lazarus," is a pure exemplary of JOIX's hypnotic style, "Schweben", a journey to infinite depth, followed by "Full of stars" are both very dark tracks, filled with atmospheric suspense and quaking rhythms. "Gentle touch" catches the listener with smooth melodies and a softer atmosphere. "Stomper" shows another emotion of the album with a faster tempo and raw analog sounds leading to the final track.
Concluding the odyssey is "Eines Morgens," the most experimental track of the album, beautifully unusual, undulating and massive, it is a breath of fresh air that brings one back to reality and the day light.
Passionate of profound mystifying tones that rise and fall, TRINITY is the epitome of unique expressiveness for JOIX.
With darkness as a companion, each track has come from deep inside the soul; uncompromised soundscapes that promote taking risks.


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