Jim Strong is a visual artist, painter, performer & experimental instrument builder. Until now his music is released on respectful labels like Vitrine and Crisis Of Taste. He is the one half of Melkings, a collaborative group with T.D. & founder of the experimental label Cor Ardens.
Jim Strong’s music is characterised by a structural complexity, combining amorphous instrumentation and spoken words. His handcrafted instruments, that looks more like artifacts or sculptures, reproduce a big variety of cracking noises, broken electronics & drone sound effects. The outcome is a poetic mix, consist of free improvisation, crank-based mechanisms and sound poetry. Voluntary Letters are probably his most exciting work by Jim until now. This release includes eleven tracks, who successively structure an interior mystery play between paraphernalia & human soul.