Soular Order shared his latest single ‘Redacted’ via his own imprint City By Night Records. The third track to be lifted from his upcoming EP Beholder which will be released on 8 November.
Jon Maynard began making music under the Soular Order moniker in 2010. Having spent most of his youth playing guitar in various local bands, He began producing electronic music under various names until settling on the alias. He is the founder of City By Night Records – an independent record label based in Manchester, hosting the likes of artists such as Alaskan Tapes, Solace, Axel Grassi-Havnen and Izzard. Maynard’s introduction to music came in the form of a guitar gifted from his grandfather, and after playing in several bands as a youngster, he discovered a passion for producing electronic music. He has a number of releases in his wake, including seven EP’s and 2016’s full-length album Rhythmic Sleep.
Soular Order creates experimental, ambient and beat-driven electronica, combining elements of analogue synths, guitars and found sound percussion. His diverse range of influences including Aphex Twin, David Bowie, William Basinski and Tycho, leading to a unique sound comparable to Brian Eno, Boards of Canada and Sigur Rós.
On ‘Redacted’ we see Soular Order laying a rapid beat over luminous synth figures and chiming embellishments. Deeply hypnotic cycling patterns flow into intriguing cosmic auras – immersive, intimate and decidedly melodic. The track is a pristine sound painting that evokes a natural beauty, combined with elements of intelligently tuneful chillout music.
Speaking of the track he comments: “Redacted started out as an experiment rather than a track really. I was up late and trying to create evolving patches on the Novation Peak and just sort of started to build on that. Before I knew it, I had a full track!”