From dark into light, from new moon to full moon, via first quarter and last quarter: the cycle in the night sky, through the seasons a relative constant, observed all over the world, a far glistening light that surprises and connects people across the earth…
After years of absence on the musical front, singer and producer John van Loon re-enters the fold as Guflux. With the double album "Blue Moon" he unites past, current times, what’s ahead and beyond in one creative flow. Based on ethnic folk melodies and rhythms, Guflux’s music grows and blossoms from a melodic gothic underground darkness to a celestial firework in a harmony of spheres.
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Guflux is moniker under which John van Loon launches his Blue Moon: a new starting point on the perpetual repetition of cycles in his original creative musical nature. The demise of Hinterland marked the ascent of Lemonsoul, the project provided fertile soil for Dark Territory and Solar. From there a new light started to shine: Guflux.
Blue Moon will be released both digitally and physically, combining two releases New Moon and Dark Moon (24 songs). The special edition two-disc set comes in a unique box: a large triple gatefold sleeve with a 7" booklet with artwork by the artist Dracorubio.
With Blue Moon Van Loon presents the fall and resurrection in his own life through sound and music. He had succumbed to hyperacusis, an affliction that causes tremendous pains upon hearing even the faintest of sounds. Van Loon’s search for a cure to his problem marked the beginning of a quest that not only relieved him of his pain, but also enabled him to follow his musical passions. New Moon celebrates Van Loon’s return to the musical fore. With the record’s release, he also organised the symposium "Herrie uit je Hoofd (Your Head freed from Noise)" on March 26th, aimed at raising awareness for hearing problems such as tinnitus and hyperacusis and above all treatment thereof.
On the New Moon side of the coin, the Dark Territory dance floor hit Schmerztanz is at the forefront of thirteen thrillingly refined new compositions that put the moon and its light into full focus. Both elements have been a sublime inspiration on ritual and ‘holy’ music throughout history. Based on ethnic folk melodies and rhythms, New Moon’s trance grows and blossoms from a melodic gothic underground darkness to a celestial firework display in the harmony of spheres. The extremes of the Guflux-spectrum are joined in a modern foundation of the earthly themes of love, departure, travel, and ever increasing technological possibilities.
The Dark Moon section is both a retrospective and current representation. The record features contemporary remixes of tracks taken from Dark Territory’s Libera Me album remixed by an international selection of artists, including Sara Noxx, Tonikom and Ah Cama-Sotz. Serene atmospheres are paired with pounding dark electro beats – in melancholic soundtrack-like soundscapes the borders between past and present dissolve. As if Dead Can Dance and O Quam Tristis pay a visit to Front Line Assembly and Die Form, Dark Moon’s electronic dark wave flows from brooding etheric to cold industrial.
Under a dark moon, on the 22nd of November, Guflux and Sensory Gate release the single "Tora Firome" (radio edit).
"Tora Firome" was written by Guflux and Dutch techno producer Jamez, best known for his work under the name Trancesetters. Andrea Pozzi of Sensory Gate reworked the song, and has built a beautiful sound palette around Guflux's voice, thereby flirting with the likes of Delerium and Enigma. The song is completed by the lush acoustic guitars of Manguss.
"Tora Firome" (radio edit) is now available in all major download stores and Bandcamp.
Brand new Guflux EP "Encaged"