What you are holding in your hands is a self-portrait of my alter-ego. Andreas is my baptismal name and represents a side of me that doesn’t come to the surface on a daily. It’s the deeper layer of who I am as a person but mostly who I want to be as a producer. With this musical self-portrait, my goal was to unravel this deeper layer, to challenge myself to create in ways I haven’t created before and most importantly to come closer to my realest self. I hope you can relate to the music and recognize a part of yourself, as we all have multiple sides of ourselves, in different forms, in different times.
The music on this record was made during a global pandemic, during which I was mostly confined to my studio and my home. I advise to listen to the music on headphones or in a quiet listening place to recreate the feeling and hear the tracks in context.
Jonathan Andreas Tan