Enigmatic Los Angeles based producer and musician, Jasper Patterson who goes by the moniker Groundislava has released his latest single “Until Tomorrow.” PRESS HERE to listen via Oyster. “Until Tomorrow,” a highlighted track already on Pharell Williams’ Beats1 Radio show, features singer and actor Jake Weary‘s (who starred in the feature film It Follows, and is the main character on TNT‘s Animal Kingdom) angelic vocals that are set against an ambient, down-tempo, and euphoric electronic beat. After having a series of vivid dreams in 2016, Patterson was inspired to make music again, which to his surprise led him to effortlessly record “Until Tomorrow,” and create the foundation for Endless Voyage – his new album to be released on February 24th on WEDIDIT.
Groundislava on the innovation for Endless Voyage:
“I have always had vivid and often intense dreams. These are rarely dreams with cohesive or linear stories; however, within these dreams I often find myself faced with sequences of images and moments that overwhelm me with a sense of indescribable significance. It was in this process of experiencing lucid dreams for the first time that I began to grasp how surreal and absurd, how beautiful and terrifying dreams could be – how you could be experiencing something so meaningful and meaningless simultaneously, in some place you’ve never been, with no idea where you are or why you’re there, only to be in a completely different place an instant later. Yet somehow in the moment it makes sense – on ‘Endless Voyage’ I drew inspiration from that phenomenon. Each track is different in terms of genre, yet there is an intangible thread that gently ties the album together into a cohesive thought. I’ve always worked freely in terms of genre, never having limited my process to one tempo or style, and I think this sort of variety is most fully realized on this release.”
Patterson‘s modern production tends to overlap with his forward thinking ideas. His love of gaming (read his interview via WIRED for his video game/music video for previous 2014 single “Girl Behind The Glass” here), culture and arts always somehow intertwines with his music projects. This time Patterson called upon ground-breaking LA-based artist Devin Troy Strother to create the Endless Voyage’s album artwork – a vivid painting Strother constructed by using acrylic paint, tape, wood and paper so the piece would expose multi-textures to represent the many layers of the vivid dreams Patterson was having while recording Endless Voyage.
Endless Voyage will also take on a fashion element, as Patterson and WEDIDIT will unveil a special street wear line for the project that will be for sale in the coming month on www.wediditcollective.com/shop.
For the production on the LP, Groundislava returned to his music making roots.
Groundislava on the production for Endless Voyage:
“With ‘Endless Voyage’ I wanted to work with an approach more similar to my earlier work, producing almost solely within software. I put ‘Endless Voyage’ together in Ableton Live using almost entirely Operator (one of the stock Ableton synthesizers that utilizes FM synthesis). I create almost all my own patches and presets from the default Operator patch. For drums I used a lot of Alesis HR16 and Linndrum sounds, as well as the array of classic roland TR machines. I consider Operator my greatest ally when I’m making music.”
CLICK HERE to pre-order Endless Voyage on iTunes
Endless Voyage TRACK LISTING:
1. Nova (Ft. CZ)
2. Endless Voyage
3. Until Tomorrow (Ft. Jake Weary)
4. Light Breaker
5. In This Moment
7. Dark Planet