“Ambient music. Watching the delicate tapestry of life. To sit quietly in an endless night.”
Pjusk is Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik, who hails from the west coast of Norway.
The Pjusk sound is inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape. At the heart of the creative process is an old cabin high up in the mountains which is where most of the music of is made – framed by snowy peaks and the sound of cold streams.
The centerpoint of the EP “One Place to Another” is Anne Garner – the magic of her mesmerising voice, the ambiguity, the unanswered question and the breath between notes. A rare blend of solace and lament, by turns sorrowful and sanguine, a deep well of comfort for hearts in need. Double bass, guitars and the Pjusk production wrap it all up in an exquisite ambient journey.
Jostein says that if he could narrow it all down to one major inspiration and influence, then it has to be the Norwegian project Biosphere. This is where it all started for him – the music of Biosphere has been a true source of creativity for Pjusk.
“Pjusk stand as one of the very few current ambient acts that’s able to draw two opposites – pure noise and pure music – into the same space and make it sound original, accessible and human…music that’s somewhere beyond both old-school ambient (Eno, Krautrock, spacemusic) and ambient dance music, occupying a mysterious and creative place they can call their own”. Ambient Music Guide