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Nightwhisper
Artist
Jody Wisternoff
Label
Anjunadeep
Catalogue Number
ANJCD082D
Release Date
May 1, 2020
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A legend of Bristol’s dance music scene, Jody Wisternoff announces his brand new twelve-track LP ‘Nightwhisper’, out May 1st. His first solo album in eight years, ‘Nightwhisper’ follows Wisternoff’s 2012 debut LP ‘Trails We Blaze’, and comes alongside the release of the hypnotic title track and lead single ‘Nightwhisper’.

A formative figure in the UK rave scene, Wisternoff first made his name in the early ’90s before cementing his position as one of the UK’s finest talent-spotters and DJs as part of the Anjunadeep label family, where he co-curates the chart-topping annual compilation series.

Written primarily in 2019, ‘Nightwhisper’ is a deeply personal album born out of a time of introspection for the Bristol producer following the death of his father:

“It was a time of conflicting emotions for me… I suddenly found myself appreciating the simpler things in life in a way that I had never done before, but on an equal note also questioning mortality on a level that is only possible after the passing of a family member.”

Amidst the hefty demands of fatherhood and touring, Jody came to embrace his newfound awareness of impermanence and loss in his songwriting. The intimacy of the album is quickly conveyed in the opening track ‘Morning U’, which features spoken home recordings of Jody’s father above a touching melody. Exploring the full spectrum of emotion, the lively progressions and lyrics of ‘Lately’ and ‘Reverie’ provide an optimistic contrast to more melancholic numbers ‘For Those We Knew’ and ‘Nightwhisper’.

Sonically, the album is heavily influenced by Wisternoff’s eclectic tenure in the UK music scene. Launching his career in 1986 at the age of 13 as a finalist at the DMC World DJ Championship, Wisternoff honed his craft at the forefront of UK rave culture, playing warehouses for seminal promoters Fantazia and Universe, and hosting a residency at the iconic Lakota club in Bristol. After a chance encounter in a record store, Wisternoff joined forces with Nick Warren to form Way Out West. The luminary duo rose to fame in the 1990s with several UK-charting singles and a UK dance number one in ‘Mindcircus’, quickly followed by a 1997 album ‘Way Out West’, which saw critical and commercial success.

A statement LP, ‘Nightwhisper’ is a culmination of Wisternoff’s decorated career and progression as an artist, husband, and father:

“‘Nightwhisper’ is an attempt at finding balance and inner peace during the ever-changing life journey… In some ways, it’s a personal lullaby, a call back to simpler times which of course is impossible, but comforting none the less.”

‘Nightwhisper’ is out on May 1st, in conjunction with a world tour with dates to be announced in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Czech Republic, Albania, Greece, and Indonesia.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Morning U Jody Wisternoff 3:23
  2. 2 Nightwhisper Jody Wisternoff & James Grant 3:44 Buy
  3. 3 Here To Stay Jody Wisternoff 4:03
  4. 4 Emochine Jody Wisternoff 3:50 Buy
  5. 5 Lately Jody Wisternoff feat. Rondo Mo 3:38
  6. 6 Story Of Light Jody Wisternoff 4:08
  7. 7 Blue Space Jody Wisternoff & James Grant feat. Jinadu 3:44
  8. 8 For Those We Knew Jody Wisternoff feat. Mimi Page 4:00
  9. 9 Something Real Jody Wisternoff feat Jinadu 3:34
  10. 10 Andromeda Jody Wisternoff 2:58
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