Junior Knits, “Yellowstone Modem”: An imaginary interaction between animals and electronics

It goes without saying, some submissions I receive are more special than others. And here’s one of the more special ones, or what do you say about the following pitch from the artist: “Sampled percussion includes bears chewing on bones. Yum“!

Junior Knits is a musician from San Diego, USA, and began recording music using a Tascam 4-track and the old clamshell iBook in the early 2000s.

This track is based on a series of recordings of wildlife and natural features made at Yellowstone National Park and released in January 2019 by the United States National Park Service.

He continues, “As I was editing the natural sounds, I kept noticing the way they took on an electronic quality and, conversely, the way some electronic sounds resemble animal noises, so this track became like an imaginary interaction between animals and electronics in a natural space.”

I mean, how can you not love this?

This is just one of the reasons I hold musicians who dabble in the ambient areas with their music so dear, there’s often that extra layer of ideas or philosophies around their creations. And if you’re anything like me you’d so totally want to have a few drinks and a chat with this fellow.

Interestingly this latest single from him differs quite fundamentally from his other music on his Spotify profile, who has a more indie pop electronica type sound. Might this track mark a change of direction from mr Knits?

We shall see. He’s well worth following!

In addition to our Spotify playlist “Beatradar Selections” we added this track to our list “The Calm Lounge“. A fantastic selection of gorgeous down-tempo electronica gems that will be expanded as I discover new suitable tracks. You’re welcome to follow it!