Our new album 'Hello Future' is out! However, rather than just sending you to Spotify and be done with it, we'd like to invite you to join us on the Hello Future Experience, a 6-day journey with music, stories, making-of videos, and livestreams, delivered straight to your inbox, for free!
HQ Downloads of all 11 tracks
Walkthrough videos of the songs
Unreleased performance videos
10 original short stories
Behind-the-scenes and interviews
This is our most involved record yet. Inspired by science-fiction film and literature, we put together an all-encompassing album concept with music, short stories (written to the music), videos, and interviews. You'll receive private links to the full Hello Future Experience, and experience the following:
Easy! Click any of the buttons on this page, fill out your name and email address, and you'll start receiving one email a day for six days, each with a link to a secret page that contains all of the above content. We'll walk you through the album 2 songs at a time!
This album is really special to us, and we want to do justice to all it entails. Rather than putting all the tracks on Spotify and be done with it, we want our listeners to experience this album in a way that they haven't experienced an album before.
Malnoia is an unorthodox trio led by NYC-based pianist / composer Jorn Swart that mixes jazz and chamber music. Our first album was released in 2017 and described by Downbeat Magazine as a “seamless interplay of unusual sonorities”. Our other bandmembers are Benni von Gutzeit on viola and Lucas Pino on bass clarinet.
People have often commented on our music as having put vivid images in their minds, almost like telling a story. This sparked the idea to commission short stories for each of the tracks on the album. Jorn wrote two of the stories, and we commissioned 3 writers to write the other 8. These stories are loosely inspired by science-fiction film and literature, and explore themes like artificial intelligence, rapid technological changes, the meaning of art in a digital age, and generally: the future.
Jorn composes all of our music and leads the group. One exception is the track Tears in Rain from the soundtrack of Blade Runner, one of our all-time favorite movies.
“Masterfully intriguing jazz tales”
— Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“A beautiful gift to the inquisitive artist, an ode to the dreamers.”
— Backseat Mafia
— Jazz Weekly
“lofty feeling material with a verve that you don’t find in egghead circles”
— Midwest Record
“The trio boasts a boundary-leaping style with abundant lyricism, pointillism and contrapuntal movements, showing a masterful control over the flow of their music and its artful transitions.”
— Jazz Trail
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