Joey G ii is a South Londoner currently based in Ridgewood, Queens. Having just released his jazz fuelled, club-ready, Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section/NTS) endorsed, EP ’The Ghost’ on his own label, Orphan Records, he makes his Ambient Zone debut with an antithetical follow-up which he recorded west of Seattle in Hood Canal, Washington.
The ‘Hood Canal’ EP features an original track by Seattle native, K. Leimer (RVNG ITL) which sits between four rain-soaked odes to the stillness of the western peninsula. Hood Canal is a fjord surrounded by beautiful mountains and luscious trees. The 5 tracks on the EP pay homage to the nature and the clarity of mind leaving the city can bring. Taking his whole studio back and forth to Hood Canal from Seattle every weekend only served to emphasize the calm found on the EP, from the percussive synths and harmonics in ‘Project Jellybean’, to the hypnotic piano arpeggios of ‘2012’, the EP urges the listener to respect time and rumination.
The EP draws comparison to music from K. Leimer, Trentemöller, Fennesz and Jon Hopkins.