The Journey

by Amethyst

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    Limited A4 Risoprint of a photography taken by Jonathan Bergen at Waiheke Island, New Zealand in 2017.

    Photography is Riso printed on A4 175g Metapaper Extrarough.

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    Limited Coloured Edition Cassette of 'The Journey' comes with a Risoprint of a photography taken by Jonathan Bergen at Waiheke Island, New Zealand in 2017.

    Cassettes come housed in printed 8 panel J-Cards.

    Photography is Riso printed on A4 175g Metapaper Extrarough.

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about

“I had an unpleasant dream. I was a big black bird flying westward over a thick jungle. I was badly wounded, my feathers caked with black blood. Ominous dark clouds were gathering in the western sky, and there was a whiff of rain in the air.”
-Haruki Murakami

In 2017, Amethyst decided to make a life changing decision, he moved from Germany to the great unknown - the captivating island of New Zealand.

Upon arriving he basked in the sensations of the foreign land; the swaying of palm trees, the lush outdoors, the thunderstorms and summer showers. Yet after a few months, just as he was starting to acclimatize to his new environment, tragedy struck.

What was meant to be a new beginning, became a journey of trepidations and anguish, ultimately forcing him to return home.
Back in Germany, and after a long stint spent in recovery, Amethyst decided to filter these experiences into into 8 sequential pieces, each recalling his journey from a different point in time; from preliminary optimism and acclimatisation to grave agony and in it’s final moments, new found resolutions.

In the end, The Journey presents itself as an auditory testimony, a series of personal recollections that make up one of the most enduring and defining periods of the artist’s life, thus calling Amethyst’s album a deeply personal endeavour would be a grave understatement, The Journey is Amethyst – as both, the enchantment as well as the horror he subsisted during his time in New Zealand continue to define him to this day, both in, and outside of music.

'All Dreams Come To An End'

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released June 12, 2020

Produced & Mixed by Jonathan Bergen November 2017 to December 2019

Mastered by Thomas Carney

Released by Vaagner

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Amethyst Berlin, Germany

Jonathan Bergen's project Amethyst can be described as a lovechild of ambient, drone and noise. Layers upon layers of audio fragments, ranging from sampled soundscapes to gritty and gnawing synth noise walls, are woven into one another in a meditative manner. The dichotomy of aggressive chaotic sound sources versus calm and thoughtful arrangements leads to an ultimately soothing cathartic effect. ... more

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