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A man of many monikers and avenues of sounds, Nathan Jonson has recently returned to his roots to explore his musical pallet once more under his birth name. With a single release in 2015 coming in the form of his Towards the Sun EP on Areal Records, the Canadian’s career has until lately been largely dominated by his work as genre-spanning Hrdvsion. Working for over a decade, the project has seen him release remixes and original work on seminal labels across the world such as his brother’s Wagon Repair, Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels, Hot Creations, Hypercolour, International Deejay Gigolo, Rinse Recordings and many, many more. Another project, Midnight Operator – with his brother Mathew – has also seen success over a similar timeframe, gracing decks all over North America, Europe and most recently Japan.
Come the end of the year, Nathan Jonson will add a second release to his name. In the End, a two-track EP to be released on US label lo-bit landscapes, contains a couple of incredibly soothing beatless journeys that will help see out this rather tumultuous and bitter year on a much more tranquil and cordial final note. Fifteen minutes of retrospective music that forces you reflect on the twelve months gone by, In the End offers hope for the future but with a subtle stress on the need for vigilance – all the while being careful enough not to skew your perspective entirely with rose-tinted glasses.
To honour this release, Nathan has chosen four of his favourite ambient tracks from years gone by – dive in…