UNOM JG brings us a soothing and healing experience with his poem set to music, Last Tuesday’s Warp.
Jörgen Gario, stage name UNOM JG, is a performance poet, beat producer, singer-songwriter and a workshop facilitator. His love for poetry led him to helping create Poet Circle nowhere, becoming one of the founding members of the first poetry collective in The Netherlands.
His work, both spoken and musical, explores the diverse ways in which one can communicate and induce peace within an audiencie. His beats tend to be relaxing and captivating, with additional sounds appearing when it’s least expected; with music, he’s learned how to avoid monotony, keeping the listener engaged from beginning to end. When it comes to his other talent, poetry is just as outstanding. Jörgen speaks thought-provoking words with power and convitction, grounding us in reality and helping people clear their minds from everyday problems.
Last Tuesday’s Warp is UNOM JG’s first song with vocals in it. His spoken word performance adds a never heard before enhancement to his music, differing this song from any of his previously released works.
The comforting rhythm of the track sinks deep into the bones as the lyrics resonate in the mind and heart. Jörgen’s sweet, unhurried vocals deepen the effect, fitting right into the lazy pace of the instrumental backing. The repetition and reconfiguration of the phrases are the focal point, with their hypnotic effect strengthened by the music. Just as the lyrics refer to water’s rare ability to shape itself however it pleases and to moderate its brawn, the song surrounds and submerges its audience in a powerful yet soft embrace.
“The track was created in a time where I was in search of an abundance of pure hope I could share. It had been a year since I quit my part time job and the freedom was sweet and also unnerving at times. With every choice I made to do what I live for and love, I got confirmation that I was on the right clandestine path to a safe place to cultivate this hope I was seeking. The sounds are designed to lead the listener to this place of ubiquitious calm. My vocals are describing the great paradox of wealth and how this gap between the have and the have nots seems to determine one’s peace of mind in this hectic state of being labeld as [being a] consumer.”
As a whole, listening to Last Tuesday’s Warp is a form of meditation. Concentrating on the song will result in a momentary muting of one’s surroundings, allowing the listener to exist in a white space filled by the sounds that represent water and the peace they bring.
Like water, Last Tuesday’s Warp is a prime example of music and poetry’s soft power.
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