Icelandic neo-choral newcomer Gud Jon premieres “Alright For Night”

Despite having released a single at the age of 10 in Iceland and some other collaborations, Gud Jon‘s solo music career really starts today with the premiere of “Alright For Night”. The track is taken from UK producer Count Counsellor‘s label From Concentrate 6-track EP “6 fl.oz”.

Since his first release when he was a child, Gud Jon has kept on being active as a musician as he was a soloist in London Contemporary Voices and provided vocals for Young Fathers. It’s on a remote island in Norway that he has worked on this new single, “Alright For Night”. The track immediately reminds us of James Blake or Bon Iver‘s latest album with an approach that would draw inspiration more from the choral scene than from folk music. The production is a patchwork of crafted electronic and organic elements and loops. Here, Gud Jon‘s vocals form the heart of this track that sounds like an initiatory rite in the deep forest.

About “Alright For Night” and the recording sessions, Gud Jon detailed:

I’ve always been in a choir so harmonies are a big part of how I work. I co-write with Henry Counsell and Richard Adicott and we experiment by sampling my own vocals through some old Norwegian analog gear to create these massive soundscapes using only my voice. I think of the music as the meditation of a crowd all feeling part of the same thing.

Before adding:

We recorded our EP on the remote Island of Sonder Sandoy gathered round a log fire. The island gives you back time and it really left a mark on us physically and musically. From Concentrate has been the perfect home for my music, we are all cross-pollinators who inspire each other to make weird and wonderful creations out of fruit and Norwegian wood. The 6 fl.oz compilation is one of a kind and is going to break the mould in the current music game


Gud Jon‘s “Alright For Night” is part of a 6-track compilation, “6 fl.oz”, which will be released this October. This EP is actually the first official release from the label From Concentrate spearheaded by UK producer Henry Counsell aka Count Counsellor. You can check the tracklisting of this project below.

1. Lier – Cost of Me
2. Count Counsellor – Dancery
3. Groove Council – Gotta Get UUP
4. Gud Jon – Alright For Night
5. LVNA – Blue & Green
6. A Nice Afternoon – A Dinner In A Pond

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