Jadelain is a Queens-based musician and producer channeling environmental and ambient music through mystical melodies and collected memories. Unravel, Jadelain’s first collection of original compositions for Atlantic Rhythms, uniquely and expertly weaves disparate influences from video game music; the company of familiar ghosts; percussive club music; as well as years of studying upright bass and jazz performance. It’s a sound of singularity - one of humanity and technology - bursting as one with heart, melancholy, and playfulness.
Everything on Unravel is written, recorded, and produced in a program called Guitar Pro, a type of notation software favored by metal bands, of which they started using at age 14. Growing beyond early experiments with the software’s use in their screamo projects, Jadelain found working with the program’s MIDI sounds and workflow evolved into percussive compositions more in common with ambient and textural sounds. For years now, Jadelain has used the program, perfecting the unconventional approach as both a composition and performance tool.
released March 13, 2018
Written, recorded, and mixed by Jadelain
Additional mixing by Noah Chevan
Mastered by Sean McCann
My friend Lawson introduced me to this last October, and I didn’t appreciate it so much at the time, but it’s become one of my favorite albums of all time. It’s gotten me through a breakup, is excellent for crying or thinking or driving or really anything. As an aspiring musician, i want my music to impact others in the way Microphones in 2020 has impacted me. My thanks go out to Phil Elverum for writing this and Lawson [redacted] for introducing me to it. daviecrockpot
I'm not sure why I didn't listen to this sooner. I guess I thought "well obviously it'll be good, I'll come back later". Since buying I've listened twice in a day. This album is beautiful, both in a soothing relaxing way but more importantly in a heart-wrenching and painfully anguished way. Aidan