Juv is the Norwegian duo of Are Mokkelbost and Marius von der Fehr, who recently met again after 13 years of no contact. The aim was to release their first album, all of which was recorded between 1996 and 1998. Following a strict methodology within limited means, sampler-derived minimalism, guitar abstraction and field recordings were key ingredients. Making and performing the music became rites of change, slowly leaving the isolation of the bedroom studio and allowing the music to grant access to the outside world. And so it is music of waiting and marking time, listening and imagining ˆ and mourning the loss of innocence. Juv was a remote island in a time when experimental doom, black metal and noise was blossoming. Partly unknowing of and partly indifferent to the specifics of these genres, Juv cultivated a strangely similar spirit of abstracted negative energy. Due to a personal conflict the work on the planned album abruptly stopped. Only two years ago Are Mokkelbost started compiling the album and rediscovered hours of music, rescued from tapes in a suitcase and brought to you by Miasmah.

Miasmah appearances :
MIA 014 - Juv



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