It has been a long time coming. The new album is here.

‘I Can See the Church Burning Through the Binoculars’ will release on October 09 via Future Archive Recordings. This album came together during a time in my life when I was processing internally about my childhood, the relationships in my life, my experience as a queer person, gender fluid person, and really being honest about the dynamics present around me. A lot of fear, pain, repression, alienation, and self-censoring came up for me, and you can hear it in the music. The result is a pretty dark exploration, I hope it can feel cathartic for listeners in a similar way it was for me to work on the compositions.

Thematically, the music is heavy and dark, fusing industrial, dark synth, and indie electronic. I stepped up to the mic and applied quite a bit of vocals for the first time. Another process that was cathartic and added to the process feeling like I was shedding prior repression and self censoring. The album is really about feelings. It’s raw. It embodies how I feel as an outsider, a misfit, a foreigner, an immigrant, a queer person, someone raised within really abusive catholic dynamics, a person who struggles with mental health, depression, and being suicidal. And it is an expression of what we deserve and what we desire; autonomy, freedom, support, love.

If you want to support, please hit that PRE-ORDER button above and purchase via Bandcamp. Other helpful actions are following my page on Spotify so you receive new music from me in your release radar, following my pages on IG and FB, joining my email list so I can send you updates, and please do share the music. <3

My debut full length album is finally available!
https://futurearchiverecordings.com/cnjr-wstlnd/

WSTLND is the debut LP from CNJR. Exploring the struggle to survive the human experience, the complexities of mental health and depression, and the alienation of being queer. WSTLND is a heavily emotive experience. CNJR combines complex electronic sounds, retro synthesizers, recorded instrumentation, and occasional vocals to uniquely create a dark electro/analog tapestry that draws listeners into an introspective experience. 

“When setting out to write the music for ‘WSTLND’ I was in the midst of a lot of emotional turmoil. Struggling with mental health, with depression, with what was happening in the world around me. Continuing to struggle from feelings of alienation, feeling misunderstood, feeling different. Struggling with being queer and how to navigate the experience. I felt the angst of my teenage years returning but with a very different flavor, mixed with a far more critical and complex understanding of the world and of why I feel the way I do. I wanted the music to reflect where I am. To be an exploration of this darkness and of the pain and struggle and trauma that all of us endure to survive. I did not necessarily want it to be bleak, because in the experience of this darkness is something that unites us, something shared, and also partially makes us who are. It’s part of being alive, here, right now. Music and Art for me is always partially about escapism, but also about reflection. It’s probably why I love speculative fiction, love sci-fi, adventure stories, myths, and legends. There will always be an element of this sneaking through my music as I tend to be drawn towards sounds and arcs that feel like you are on a journey. Something epic, something bigger than our day to day lives. So as ‘WSTLND’ came together, it sort of naturally fused these two themes. Struggle and darkness, with a journey, a cinematic audio tapestry. The result, i suppose, is introspective dark cinematic electronic. If someone could coin a genre name for that i’d really appreciate it.” – CNJR


I’m a very excited to announce my debut LP ‘WSTLND’ will be released in June 2019 via Future Archive Recordings. We will be releasing two tracks per month leading up to the album, starting now!

ISV / MSS is the first glimpse off of ‘WSTLND’. The two singles are a dark, emotive journey, rich in both sonic complexity and impassioned energy. The instrumentals are heavily electronic, but with elements of analog warmth,
retro synths, and recorded instrumentation.

WSTLND explores the struggle to survive the human experience, the complexities of mental health and depression, and the alienation of being queer. WSTLND is a heavily emotive experience.

When setting out to write the music for ‘WSTLND’ I was in the midst of a lot of emotional turmoil. Struggling with mental health, with depression, with what was happening in the world around me. Continuing to struggle from feelings of alienation, feeling misunderstood, feeling different. Struggling with being queer and how to navigate the experience. I felt the angst of my teenage years returning but with a very different flavor, mixed with a far more critical and complex understanding of the world and of why I feel the way I do. I wanted the music to reflect where I am. To be an exploration of this darkness and of the pain and struggle and trauma that all of us endure to survive. I did not necessarily want it to be bleak, because in the experience of this darkness is something that unites us, something shared, and also partially makes us who are. It’s part of being alive, here, right now. Music and Art for me is always partially about escapism, but also about reflection. It’s probably why I love speculative fiction, love sci-fi, adventure stories, myths, and legends. There will always be an element of this sneaking through my music as I tend to be drawn towards sounds and arcs that feel like you are on a journey. Something epic, something bigger than our day to day lives. So as ‘WSTLND’ came together, it sort of naturally fused these two themes. Struggle and darkness, with a journey, a cinematic audio tapestry. The result, i
suppose, is introspective dark cinematic electronic. If someone could coin a genre name for that i’d really appreciate it.

New Music Is Coming in 2019…
🌑 🌒 🌓 🌔🌕🌖 🌗 🌘 🌑

Aesthetically i’ve been focused on very dark sounds, and concepts. Exploring the depths of my trauma, emotional instability, feelings of isolation and alienation, lack of connection, and felt experiential dissonance.
The music that is coming is really cathartic and inspiring to me. Sitting down and writing without thinking, leaving rational process at the door, and focusing on emotional envelopment.
What is to come will be the sound of myself confronting a world riddled in brokenness. And confronting my own complacency and positioning in it.

things are coming.

things are coming.🌑 🌒 🌓 🌔🌕🌖 🌗 🌘 🌑—————————————————————————————-#darkness #night #endless #wandering #soundtrack #darkmusic #darkelectronic#idm #witch #queermusic

Posted by CNJR on Thursday, December 20, 2018

I will also be working with a multi-media artist on video content for every song. Which i’m excited about. My visions for CNJR has always been bigger than a traditional musician. I want to be focused on storytelling, on multimedia presentation, on sonic tapestries for video games, films, experiential experimentation.
We will see what is to come.

Studio Set Up

Finallly got the studio set up in Mexico, after a month without making music …. 🤖 👽 ⚡️ 🦄 🎧 🎹 …

Posted by CNJR on Sunday, November 4, 2018

More to come, conjuring now…
CNJR