Jonathan Kawchuk


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Paper Bag Records is thrilled to announce North, the debut album by award-winning Canadian composer Jonathan Kawchuk, due out January 26th, 2018!

North’s evocative soundscapes and delicate melodies were inspired and recorded by a cast of musicians and friends spread across Canada, the UK, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, and Israel. In his final act of creation, Kawchuk broadcast the album through speakers and into the forests of Norway’s Jostedalsbreen National Park, home to the largest glacier in continental Europe. North, as you hear it, is the re-recorded result.

For Kawchuk, the eight glimmering tracks on North are part of an ongoing dialogue. “The process of recording North that way was about taking all these compositions inspired by the natural world and putting them back into nature so it wasn’t just a one-sided conversation.”

Despite the album’s name, North isn’t meant to chill the listener.

North is about my relationship to the northern locations where I base myself and the people I care for who live there. It’s about the warmth of winter. It’s music that speaks from a really emotionally vulnerable place.”

1. Right Into You
2. Aware
3. That So (+Nadia Sirota)
4. Overhang
5. Ebb
6. Fast Twitch
7. Bodied
8. Lagos

Catalogue No: PAPER112
Release Date: January 26, 2018