Celestial Trax

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Celestial Trax (Joni Judén) is a producer, composer and sound artist. Currently based in Helsinki, Finland (via London and New York), the multi-instrumentalist has crafted an unparalleled voice within the experimental electronic music landscape. The artist’s sound – a mixture of meditative, mind-bending psychedelia, drone and ambient – is traceable across his myriad of productions, as well as in his performances, where using all live instrumentation Judén creates intoxicating worlds within worlds of lush ambiance, penetrated by sonics from his musical history.

Active since 2013, Celestial Trax has released two EPs with NYC’s PTP, a number of collaborative releases, as well as a trilogy of EPs for Rinse. His debut full-length – the critically acclaimed Nothing Is Real [PTP2006], was an arresting evolution from his previous work; released on PTP in the fall of 2017, the album moves into a surreal realm of psychedelia, live instrumentation and electro-acoustic composition.

2018 saw the artist’s direction taking a further shift from the club realm to a unique blend of modern classical, ambient music and long-form compositions; this is evident in Judén’s True Aether venture, a channel, label and platform fiercely dedicated to sound art and off-kilter sonic experimentations. His other aliases, the jazz tinged improvisational duo Linnuissa (with Karri Luhtala) and the earthy new age experiments of Sisilisko, are further evidence of an artist with an increasingly singular voice.

For 2019, Celestial Trax is readying his second LP: Serpent Power. The album and the accompanying all new live show model themselves after the unpredictable yet harmonious sequencing of the natural world. Stepping away from the exhausting, hyper-saturated cyber-dystopia we’ve been thrust into, on Serpent Power Judén envisions a world where technologies aren’t aimed at our brains and our souls in order paralyze and control us. Instead, they’ve been modeled after nature in order to elevate and transcend us.

An artist known for his many collaborative projects, the four-track compilation – Thru Our Eyes Vol. I features Jay Boogie, Quay Dash, Dai Burger and Rozay Labeija. The EP was released on NYC’s Escape From Nature; label founder and producer Orlando also collaborated on the project. 2016 saw the release of two
EP collaborations between Celestial Trax and House of Labeija’s Rozay: New Flesh [self released] and Roaches [Loveless Records/ Materia]. Celestial Trax and the MC/ vogue artist also performed live for Boiler Room in New York, MoMA PS1 Warm Up, and at SXSW the same year.

Since May 2018 Celestial Trax has been hosting a bi-weekly two hour True Aether radio show on Helsinki’s Basso FM radiostation – a program dedicated to ambient, the avant-garde, as well as genre-defying obscurities from the past and the present.

Celestial Trax has toured extensively in Europe and the U.S., including appearances at Berghain, MoMA PS1, Boiler Room, CTM, Mirage Festival, Ombre Lunghe, and SXSW. In 2016, he designed the soundscape for The Bug, a LACTIC Incorporated fashion performance, wrote and performed a live electronic score to Jan Švankmajer’s ALICE (1988) for Loveless Records and contributed original music to ‘Killer Unicorn’ (USA 2018) feature film.






RELEASES:

2018 – Ashwagandha​/​Saariaho [TRUE AETHER]
2017 – Nothing Is Real [PTP]
2016 – From The Womb EP [Purple Tape Pedigree]
2016 – New Flesh EP w/ Rozay Labeija [self release]
2016 – Thru Our Eyes w/ Orlando Volcano, Dai Burger, Quay Dash, Jay Boogie + Rozay Labeija [EFN]
2016 – Roaches EP w/ Rozay Labeija [Materia]
2015 – Ride Or Die [Purple Tape Pedigree]
2015 – Stargate EP [RINSE]
2015 – Tonicity EP [self release]
2015 – Vaxxilate [RINSE]
2014 – Paroxysm [RINSE040D]
2013 – INNER GODS, FALSE ICONS [self release]
2013 – HIGHER FREEDOM [self release]
2013 – SOLVE + COGUALA [self release]

PRESS:

Hype Machine: Celestial Trax – Underwater Garden
RA: Celestial Trax – Underwater Garden
FACT: Celestial Trax Returns with new album Serpent Power
Xlr8r Announces: Celestial Trax debuts Sophomore Album ‘Serpent Power’
Clubbing Spain: Segundo álbum de Celestial Trax
The Wire Announce New Music on True Aether
Inverted Audio Interview + Mix
Vinyl Me Please Reviews Nothing Is Real
CT Shares His Influences With The Ransom Note
Self Titled Premieres “Manifest of Delusion”
Boomkat Reviews Nothing Is Real
FACT Mag Shares “Crushhh” From Nothing Is Real LP
Resident Advisor Announces Nothing Is Real LP For PTP
Thump Cover Roaches EP with Rozay Labeija
FACT Mag Pens Rozay Collab “I Can Do That Too” Top Club Track of 2016
The FADER Premieres Roaches EP w/ Rozay Labeija
Hyponik First Listen “Got The Body Out” Feat. Rozay Labeija + Dai Burger
Fact Premieres “Thru Our Eyes” EP
Tiny Mixtapes Premieres “From The Womb” EP
Mixmag Premieres “Together” off the “From The Womb” EP
Hyponik Reviews “From The Womb” EP
Dummy Mag Premieres “Bleed Wiv Me”
Fact Mag Premiers New EP “From The Womb” on PTP
FACT Mag Debuts “I Can Do That” ft. Roosevelt
The FADER Premieres Celestial Trax’s video for “KDH”
RA Reviews Celestial Trax’s “Vaxillate” EP for Rinse
FADER Reviews Celestial Trax’s “Stargate”
RBMA Radio Culls Celestial Trax For A Special Mix
Interview with Creator’s Connect
Celestial Trax FACT Mix
Rinse Debuts “Paroxysm” EP
FACT Mag 10 Artists You Need To Know 2014
Mixmag Guide: Fresh Bass Mutations
FACT Playlist 10 Picks of the Week
Celestial Trax & Geng Grizzly Stay Fresh Out The Box
Passion of the Weiss July Grime Wrap Up
Celestial Trax Mix for Do The Astral Plane