“WITH HIS GREAT ARTISTS, JOE VOLK PROVES THAT MUSIC CAN VERY WELL GET BETTER AND BETTER IF YOU INVEST A LOT OF TIME IN IT. THAT’S HOW YOU DIG DEEP INTO THE INSTRUMENTS, LET THE DIRT GET INTO YOUR PORES, FEEL THE PURE LIFE AND MAGIC IN THE BEATS.” – ARTNOIR MAGAZINE
Joe Volk + Naiare
Artwork [Art By] – Thomas Elgie
Artwork [Photography Collages By] – Selin Kurt
Design [Design By] – Basti Grim, Joe Volk
Mastered By – Tom Meyer
Mixed By – Joe Volk, Micha Loosli
Mixed By [Additional Mixing By] – Jürg Schmidhauser, Thys Bucher
Performer – Joe Volk, Jürg Schmidhauser*, Thys Bucher
Producer [Produced By] – Joe Volk
Recorded By [Additional Recording By], Engineer [Additional Engineering By] – Ben Salisbury, Jim Barr, Joe Volk, Mark Ophidian, Matt Williams , Nicola Jannuzzo, Thomas Schmidinger
Recorded By, Engineer [Engineered By] – Micha Loosli
Pioneer of Colour
The Lives Of Others
Let The Kings In
Into Your Movements
WATCH & LISTEN
‘Primitive Energetics’ is the new album by Joe Volk + Naiare, released on April 24, 2020 in collaboration with Glitterhouse Records. After the tour for his last album ‘Happenings and Killings’ (2016), on which Thys Bucher (drums) and Jürg Schmidhauser (bass), accompanied Joe Volk as a live band, the three exceptional musicians immediately started composing new songs. They were supported by the psychedelic noise guitarist Thomas Fahrni.
Besides the songs that Joe Volk and his band Naiare wrote,Primitive Energeticsalso includes tracks, that are influenced by acoustic and electronic elements as well as the cooperation with artists such as Jim Barr (Portishead), Urs Heer (Noijzu), Mark Ophidian (US), Mario Batkovic (Invada), Thomas Martin Nutt (Japan), Charles Wagner (Young Blood Brass Band), Julian Sartorius (CH) Matt Williams (BEAK),>Thomas Schmidiger (CH) and Ben Salisbury (UK).
„I lost myself in these songs during the process of making this record, and it was not an easy birth. However, I nailed the vision right between my own eyes. I‘m proud of the end result. We really hope that anyone who listens to this record will be gifted something from it, on some level. Music is an incredible thing. To bring emotions, ideas, thoughts and feelings from your heart and imagination, and to be able to give them life and form in such a vessel is pure magic“ Joe Volk says.