Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

Accompanying Valo Siroutuu is a book filled with drawings, pictures, lyrics, and recollections of the experience making one of the year’s most enchanting collaborative records. In it, Sontag Shogun’s Jeremy Young writes, “There’s improvisation. And there’s communion.” Valo Siroutuu (‘The Light Scatters’ in English), was principally recorded on the island of Kimitoön, Finland in 2019. Throughout this warm, engaging aural universe, a forgotten world is unlocked and the togetherness … Continue reading Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

Video Premiere: Jeremy Young “Untitled (For Toma)”

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Sontag Shogun’s collaborative album with Lau Nau, Jeremy Young veers into woozier territory with his new solo effort, August Tape Sketches. Created primarily with sine and square wave oscillators plus tape loops, the album glows in its restraint. On “Untilted For Toma,” Young twists guitar laments into a sinuous reflection, like hearing the heartbeat of the world through … Continue reading Video Premiere: Jeremy Young “Untitled (For Toma)”

Track Premiere: Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”

There’s an intangible magic that sparks to life when artists collaborate in the same physical space. Brooklyn’s Sontag Shogun traveled to Lau Nau’s home in Kimitoön, Finland to write what would eventually become Valo Siroutuu (“The Light Scatters”), but in the process opened a window into someplace greater, onto something important. On the title track, eyes and hearts are open to forgotten possibilities. Place is a thing … Continue reading Track Premiere: Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau “Valo Siroutuu”