Jopy  
Jopy is a collaborative that was formed in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jopy music is produced by cutting and pasting processed field recordings, vocal samples, hand percussion, children's toy instruments, flutes, synthesizers, guitars, and electric bass. Some of the music uses algorithmic software processes, but there is human aesthetic control being exercised at all times.

Jopy music typically starts as either a looped audio sample or a chord progression that was worked out on piano or guitar. Electronic audio processing is then used to scramble up these recognizable music elements, and more audio is layered on top of this to make the formal construction even harder to detect.

So the end product is traditional musical motifs and ideas, as heard through a watery haze. The goal is to create an atmosphere or aural texture which isn't heard in terms of discrete melodic, rhythmic, or harmonic processes. One of the main challenges is creating contrasts and movement while keeping the more traditional "representational" musical figures at the level of the preconscious.

In an ideal world, Jopy music arrives subliminally for the listener, in the moment when they are preoccupied doing something else and suddenly hear something in a piece that sounds new and interesting that they hadn't expected to hear or in the form of an emergent process that they hadn't seen unfolding.

Releases by Jopy on Zenapolæ


Release date: 11.05.2013


electronic folk music for the hypnagogic mind

1. momeraths
2. backyard barbeque 1
3. ggm
4. fleisch
5. disintegrated development
6. sovieso
7. dub for blaine minnesota
8. western sickness
9. deus ex machina
10. pno
11. given
12. jovian system
13. backyard barbeque 2
14. the rainy season

Full Downloads

zen057.zip (complete album with artwork)




Copyright (c) 2008 by Jopy. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.



Release date: 07.08.2012




TitleArtist(s)Download
The Locust LamentsJopyDownload file (Save as)
AnimeJopyDownload file (Save as)
Between the RailsJopyDownload file (Save as)
Aurora BorealisJopyDownload file (Save as)
Rime FrostJopyDownload file (Save as)
Abandoned BooksellerJopyDownload file (Save as)
NauseatedJopyDownload file (Save as)
Human BeingsJopyDownload file (Save as)
Glass CagesJopyDownload file (Save as)
Last season's harvestJopyDownload file (Save as)

Full Downloads

zen046.zip (complete album with artwork)




Copyright (c) 2008 by Jopy. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.



Release date: 07.08.2012




TitleArtist(s)Download
Sati-SambojjhangaJopyDownload file (Save as)
PitiJopyDownload file (Save as)
DhammavicayaJopyDownload file (Save as)
ViriyaJopyDownload file (Save as)
UpekkhaJopyDownload file (Save as)
SamadhiJopyDownload file (Save as)
PassadhiJopyDownload file (Save as)

Full Downloads

zen043.zip (complete album with artwork)




Copyright (c) 2007 by Jopy. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.



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zen094 - Hanetration: Tenth Oar EP