This is my debut solo album ‘The World Will End With a Bang’. I use a bass guitar, a small wooden ‘stomp-box’ and a laptop to record live-layered pieces and improvisations.
The concept album follows the story of an unnamed journeyman in an imagined surreal nightmarish adventure, akin to ‘a cross between Dante’s Inferno, Twin Peaks and Watership Down’. The story itself is an unwritten one; it exists only through the titles of each piece, which were written prior to the creation of the music in most cases, and the expression of the music itself. Each track is a chapter in that story.
Most of the pieces are live recorded takes, using pedals and a laptop to create different looping layers of music and trigger electronic effects.
released 17 April 2014
All music written, performed and recorded by Jon Mapp
Mastered by Christopher Mapp
Jon Mapp sounds like no other bassist. He uses a bass guitar, a wooden box and a laptop to record layered pieces, creating
music that is expressive, compelling and indelible. Jon is quickly emerging as a truly individual voice on the bass, known for his unorthodox technique and creative approach to improvising....more