About Joxfield ProjeX

The little dynamic duo of Janne Yan Andersson & Stefan Oax Ek producing avant-whatever music for nice open-minded people since 1965

Labels: Bam Balam Records (France), Santos Production (Italy), Clinical Archives (Russian Net-label for free downloads), Tin Can Music (own imprint)

2015 - 16
On their 10th year as Joxfield ProjeX they did release Casino Royal on French label Bam Balam Records in February. This was their first vinyl LP ever, collaboration with singer Cotton Casino, co-founder and original member of Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraise UFO. The album also features Acid Mothers' Kawabata Makoto on one track.

The vinyl LP Red to Red, featuring Japanese experimental alto sax wizard Ryoko Ono was released early 2016. It consists of two side-long tunes, one with pulsing heavy beats and one free floating with no beats at all. Once again supported by Bam Balam Records.

In 2015 Joxfield ProjeX also had three tracks on various compilations, 'No Kro Poh' on a Judy Dyble career-spanning 3 disc set, Gathering the Threads (Fifty Years of Stuff), 'Mesele Pattern' on 25 years of good clean fun... (a celebration of The Terrascope and Phil McMullen), 'China Syndrome' on Wire Tapper 38 (August 2015 issue)

2013 - 14
Two years mostly concentrating on recording a huge amount of tunes, sketches and ideas of various lengths for future releases. They connected with small Italian label Santos Production and released two strictly limited CDr, Invasion of the Living, a mainly ambient album, and What About Me?, a noisy and harsh album in collaboration with colonel XS.

There were also some archival releases, Death of a Sirloin Steak, a 3 disc set using the moniker Ambient Darkwhite, and a series of nine Archives EPs covering early Joxfield ProjeX music.

2011 - 12
The first five years of Joxfield were very intense so the two years to follow they slowed down the tempo of releasing new material a bit, exploring harsh and noisy sounds on the album VoxLuxRabaX (Tin Can Music 2011), as well as inverted dance music on Insult on the Dance Floor (Tin Can Music 2012).

2007 - 10
This period they worked on a very ambitious set of tunes which later became the 3 disc set Numbers & Letters (Clinical Archives 2010), an album including contributions from artists Geoff Leigh, Pat Mastelotto, Nikke Ström, Håkan Almkvist, Sakamoto Hiromichi, Kenji Siratori, Jose Joao Loureiro, Churner and Regina P, an album they sometimes refers to as their White Album, not because of music similarities, but its vide range of music styles.

During the same period they also worked parallel with five different albums which all were released in 2009 on the Clinical Archives, one of the world's biggest net-labels for experimental music, Bits and Pieces # 1-13, Picnic, Virtual Dreams & Realities, Shimmering Mah No 1 and Phantastique

In October 2010 Smorgasbord - Oddities and Rarities 2005-2010 was released, also on CA. It was a compilation of unreleased music to celebrate Joxfield ProjeX' first 5 years.

2005 - 06
After a short break of 30 years, including a couple of years of chitchat and palaver when they speculated in their ability to make music together again, they decided to find out what their sleeping creativity had hidden, what kind of expressions there were carrying around. In early May 2005 they went to a small cottage in Dalsland, Sweden. Nothing was prepared, just Janne's keyboard and computer for recording and drum programs, Stefan's electric guitar. The week ended up with 100 minutes of instant composed music which became the 2 CDr album Dark White Morning, self-released on Tin Can Music.

Inspired by their first attempt to make new music they decided to go on and the following year the albums Nothing but Sofas, Live At The Kolpebo Festival October 2005 and the 3 disc set The Pond Intermezzo was recorded in Kolpebo, a small village in the middle of Sweden, and self-released in small give-away-editions.

They put up some music on MySpace, some tunes found broadcast on radio stations of various kind.

Ancient Times
Janne and Stefan became friends as kids in elementary school in the early 60s. They shared love to music and started to make some simple tunes of their own in 1965. In 1969 they started to record their music on reel-to-reel tapes just for their own pleasure. The music they recorded was organised as album, but only in reel-to-reel tape editions of 2 copies, one each. No official releases. Despite their young age their music was characterized by its variation in styles and genres, all from melodic songs, to rough riffage tunes and some experimental stuff, like Janne's cut up tape piece 'Electronic Opera', etc. One song was 3 seconds, one 83 minutes. A lot of the music was improvised. Most of the music they recorded during this early period 1969-75 they recorded as duo, but sometimes they involved one or a couple of other persons. The band names they used during these years were Donnojanne & Macs, Don & Mac, The Age, Andersson & Ek, Stefan-Olofs Orkester, Viscously Cartilage.