J. Juva is the project of West London based producer Joel Neale, known also as the guitarist of indie-rock quintet Saltwater Sun. Inspired by artists as Four Tet and Flying Lotus, he released the debut EP called Protozoa which is out as self-release via Bandcamp. According to the press release, he interweaves analogue instruments with dreamy electronics, producing something undeniably transcendent in the process.
Talking about the EP, Joel explains, “this music is inspired mainly by the book I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong. It’s an amazing insight into the incredibly significant impact the microscopic world of bacteria have on us and everything else in the world. The music was made whilst reading the book, taking inspiration from the stories he tells, the behaviours he describes and the multitudes of living things we can’t see.”
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