Artist: Julien Mier
Title: Jane’s Junkyard
Date: June 25th 2013
Format: Vinyl + Digital
Written & produced by: Julien Mier
Mastered by: Shawn Hatfield of Audible Oddities
Artwork by: Rein Blank
Imagine a place where tattered bits of unmusical ingredients are cast aside and forgotten. Where the rough and ugly pieces of sound are tossed and left to decompose. It’s the very place where Dutch sound designer Julien Mier spends his days sifting through the rubble to reclaim broken sounds and save them from their demise. Julien utilizes the unique characteristics of each sound, arranging them together, creating exciting new environments overflowing with both beauty and emotion. Welcome to Jane’s Junkyard.
Lowriders latest album features five original compositions from Julien Mier, one (Memotone adaption) and two additional remixes from Trian Kayhatu and Robot Koch. Available in both vinyl and digital formats.
Meanwhile in the review section we’re getting comparisons with Gold Panda, The Brainfeeder camp, Mount Kimbie etc. The overall comments are hailing the progression in Julien Mier’s production, the textures and detailing and for most the freshness.
As put to words by another dutch talent Pandaboy: “Fragile but strong. A floating feather that’ll leave massive craters in this musical landscape.”
“Great electronic blast of drum & tech delight” (Jay Scarlett)
“Expectedly beautiful, ethereal and brilliant production” (Obey City)
“First track caught me, I’m still listening with no skip.” (Pixelord)
“Definitely one of my favourite producers of the past year or so. This is another solid release, great choice of remixers too.” (Kaptin – Chrome Kids)
“As soon as you choose a song, your mind is already in trance…very beautiful release!” (Gordon Gieseking – Project Mooncircle/HHV.DE/Finest Ego/BLN.FM)
Alphabetsheaven: This is dope
Yipdeft: Amazing stuff, always look forwrd to hearing new Mier, and I’m not dissapointed…! Remixes are brilliant but dont compare to the original tracks. Really looking forward to playing these out!! Heres the blur… wtf!!
Kelpe: Nice stuff, favourite is the Memotone remix Sounds great – nice melodies and sounds
Fybeone: love it Melodic, abstract and original ‘heres the blur’ is rowdy!
Fulgeance: This is deep! Love the melodies and the mood into that tracks, will support for sure *
Andrew Ryce (residentadvisor): really like this EP.. would prefer it without the vocals tbh but still very nice production, and a leap in quality from previous efforts i’d wager.
1000 Names: expectedly beautiful, ethereal and brilliant productions
Starkey: yeah this is really nice guys.
Baconhead: Mmmm… hazy goodness
H-Sik: Fresh vibes in this release, special like for light footed, Flakey Backdrop and Here’s The Blur. Memotone adaptation took Flakey Backdrop’s track to another place. Support def this one. Allez Mon Juien 🙂
Subp Yao: really nice release, great sounddesign all over the place! here’s the blur is my favourite!
Chrissy Murderbot: Ever Lonely is really pretty
Rogier van Hout (fremdtunes): Awesome. I think Julien Mier is a real craftsman – a Dutch master. Loving the original tracks in particular: true works of art.
Donky Pitch: porcelain dust is the one for mee
Boss Kite: Close yet vacant.
Hitmane (Beau Manancourt): Stellar release! ‘Ever Lonely’ is by far my favourite, the feels on that one are tremendous. Percussion is so well done as well.
Grao Green (RadioBasePopolare): sweet ep!
Wokr: Light footed is soo great! I feel like i’m exploring a meadow on an Off and distant planet, such great vibes.
Oof and “here’s the blur ” very well executed Robot koch remix is on point
Rene Passet (DJ Broadcast/Kindamuzik/OOR): : Prachtig! Wat een progressie. Heeft Brainfeeder al gebeld voor Flakey Backdrop?
Alex Laurenson (thisisluckyme): I really like Here’s the Blur and Light footed.
Feico: Hele vette toevoeging aan Lowriders weer. Love de voices
Ra Malone: Soul and Galaxy. A very interesting work. Light Footed and Here’s The Blur on top!
Scott D Buchanan: Porcelain Dust seems like a hybrid of Shoosh & Shlohmo – very tripp and nice. Light Footed is my fav with some fantastic moog solo stylings.
DJ+: wat een held!
Rag & Bone: lovely stuff
DJ Irk (Solid Steel): Here’s The Blur is wicked, the rest isn’t really my thing. Thanks!
Cam Lewis (4ZZZfm Brisbane): This is the kind of music that reminds you just how magical and beautiful the world can be.
Akira Kiteshi: Really nice tracks! Full support from me. Thanks!
Ard Bit: one of the best things i’ve heard lately. Well timed emotions. Interesting and inspiring. Felt in love with some originals.
Luke’s Anger: Nice one, this is great, will be including some of this in a podcast soon!
C.O.N.E: Lowriders never fail to bring the good stuff! Bow!
KidKameleon: Lovely lovely. He gets better with every release.
Memotone: Really nice balance of sounds. Lovely tunes and first rate production. Proud to be a part of this release.