Jonny Nash

Make A Wilderness

  • MFM 037
  • $22.99

Sensitive sound sculptor Jonny Nash follows the utopian terra-forming of ‘Eden’ [2017] with a more pensive trip into the ether on ‘Make A Wilderness’, his first LP for pals at Music From Memory after a self-released stack on Melody As Truth

Taking cues from the vivid literary description of landscape and environment in work by authors Shusaku Endo, J.G. Ballard and Cormac McCarthy, on ‘Make A Wilderness Jonny limns an “other” space, relaying a series of sonic postcards from an ancient non-place of the imagination.

Nash wrote and recorded the music in Amsterdam, London and Venice during 2017 and 2018, bringing in vocalist Laura Giavon and cellist Janice Wong to add fleeting human presences to the album’s wilderness themes. The results, while steeped in ideas of isolationism, are perhaps best described as introspective, laced thru with Nash’s signature, heart-rending melodic flourishes and delivered with his achingly patient timing, always keeping listeners hovering, anticipating his next note.