Float Beneath the Sun

by Jon Vayla

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With his new album ‘Float Beneath the Sun’, Australian musician Jon Vayla has created an immersive and cinematic experience based on themes of mortality and the tension between hope and fear. A purely instrumental album, ‘Float Beneath the Sun’ is a return to Vayla’s classical beginnings and written in the style of a cinema score.

Drawing on influences from composers such as Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone, Vayla combines rich orchestral arrangement with guitar drones and synths. On progressive listens, one can also hear the influence of ambient experimental sound artists Lawrence English and William Basinski; in addition to bands such as Ulver; Earth; Sunn O))) and Swans.

The classical arrangements are the starting point for developing waves of dissonance and resolution with Vayla often adding to these with combinations of clean tremolo guitar, looped drones and occasional low-end heaviness.

The film clip for the title track ‘Float Beneath the Sun’’ was created by Paul W Rankin

Available as pre-order 4th November 2018.


released December 3, 2018

This album is dedicated to Vanessa
Produced between July and September 2018 at Bad God Motel
Mixed and mastered by Jon Vayla
Orchestral arrangements; synths; and guitars – Jon Vayla
Thanks to BoltGun and Lawrence English for lending their ears to the final mixes
Special thanks to Paul W Rankin for his beautiful, visual interpretation of the music
Album cover by Paul W Rankin


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Jon Vayla Perth, Australia

Jon Vayla’s musical projects include the band BoltGun and solo compositions that combine ambient and classical arrangements with guitar drones and synths. Vayla’s work is influenced by cinema and film composers such as Howard Shore; Ennio Morricone; Hans Zimmer, in addition to bands such as Swans; Ulver; and Earth.

Past bands/projects include Memoria and Memorioquia.
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