Joda Clement – I hope you like the universe

Vancouver-based composer Joda Clément has been widely praised for qualities in his work that could be described as natural: unassuming complexity that elegantly reduces, and an indifference to overt emotional direction. I hope you like the universe brilliantly continues this path, as Clément blends field recordings, shifting synth textures, and instrumental performance. These pieces vividly suggest both exterior and interior environments and the boundaries between them, like peering through layers of windowpanes from inside a still room. Here, Clément’s work is both industrial and intriguingly human, hinting at people and actions that might create certain daytime and nighttime sound environments while resisting identification.


Joda Clement / korg PS3200 and MS20, field recordings, harmonium, electromagnetic feedback


Mastered by Joe Panzner
Artwork and layout by E. Lindorff-Ellery
Printed by Fitzgerald Letterpress

Available as 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC   


1. Part 1 14:42
2. Part 2 19:30


"The 34 minutes that make up I hope you like the universe are the most homogeneous of anything that Joda's created yet. And through it, he shows us the beauty that lies in his corner of the universe. It ends with an invitation for us to realize how it also exists in ours." - Tone Glow