a recording artist, Jon Jenkins sees it as his responsibility
to reach out, grab the listeners by the ears, drag them into
another world and show them around a little bit. "I've
always been fascinated by the ability of a good piece of music
to stimulate the imagination and transport the listener to
another place in their mind without ever leaving their chair."
you put on a copy of his solo debut release, Flow,
you'll know he's not kidding. By the time the first track
is over, you've been pulled through a sonic wormhole and dropped
into a world of many wonders. On his next release, Beyond
City Light, Jenkins takes this wide angle approach to
the next level with deeper spaces and more powerful grooves.
up, I listened to Pink Floyd, Genesis, Marillion, Peter Gabriel,
and Tangerine Dream because they always made albums to be
experienced rather than just listened to; they maintained
a nice balance between power and space." This led Jenkins
to begin experimenting with his own compositions. "I
couldn't get enough of that stuff, so I just started to create
the music I wanted to hear."
With the trilogy of, Treasure, The Crossing and Found, Jenkins
has found the perfect musical collaborator in David Helpling.
The two express their vision on an epic and expansive scale,
rich in organic textures and moving passages. One reviewer
summed it up perfectly when he wrote, “…imagine
David Lean rigging his Panaflex with Korgs.”
seven outstanding releases to his credit, Jon Jenkins has established
himself as a unique artist with a distingushable style. Not
an easy task in the Ambient Electronic musical
realm. In fact, not only has he managed to discover something
quite precious - his own musical space, but he can convince
you that it is yours as well.