Zenjungle & Valiska – Years from Now

Phil Gardelis (Zenjungle, Athens, Greece) and Krzysztof Sujata (Valiska, Calgary, Canada) first collaborated in 2014 on their release A Changing Light and since then have often talked about working together again.

The seeds were finally sown in Summer 2019 during a brief Twitter exchange between the duo and longtime friend of both, Angel Simitchiev (Mytrip). The eight tracks were completed over the spring and summer of 2020 in the difficult days around the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The album finished as it began, with Angel guesting on the penultimate track Angel Layers.

From its conception, Years from Now came about through connections and community. The result is a gentle meditation on how we are all connected, and how no matter what is happening in the wider world, we can try to make things worthwhile.

A gentle meditation on the mundane: Years from Now is about everyday struggles, the things that give us hope, and how they become our past.

Credits

Music

All tracks written and produced by Phil Gardelis and Krzysztof Sujata, except track 7 which was written and produced by Phil Gardelis, Krzysztof Sujata and Angel Simitchiev (mytrip.bandcamp.com)

Phil Gardelis: Tenor saxophone, clarinet, electric guitar, field recordings and synths
Krzysztof Sujata: Synths, keys and tape loops
Angel Simitchiev on track 7: Additional synths and textures

Poem on track 3 by Phil Gardelis

Master

Rafael Anton Irisarri