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Jabun is an electronic/orchestral/ambient/experimental music project and persona of UK based multi-instrumentalist, producer and audio engineer, Nick Standing (also known as HurpADervish online).
In 2012, Nick released Bergamot, a first attempt at making electronic music, and the first track to bear the Jabun artist name. Having existed online as Jabun for almost a decade prior and having recorded music haphazardly since 2007, Bergamot was a rebirth for Nick's music and would be the starting point to a developing music career as Jabun and JabunAudio in the years to follow. Releasing numerous remixes and singles as Jabun and working on various collaborative and unrelated projects throughout 2012 - 2016, Nick gradually found a unique voice as Jabun, and in May 2017, Jabun's debut album Daydream was released.
On September 2nd 2020, Jabun launched a brand new metal side-project: Jabun [Alternate Reality] which kicked off its discography with a Killswitch Engage & Slipknot inspired cover of Kesha's Warrior! Listen on YouTube and pick it up as an exclusive download when you become a supporter on Patreon!
As of November 2019, Nick is back to composing chill and cinematic soundscapes as Jabun and on December 16th 2020 released his 2nd Jabun album 15-4-20, a 33+ minutes, 3 track live improvised ambient exploration! Check out the album on Bandcamp!
On top of this, on April 15th 2021, the anniversary of the recording of 15-4-20, Jabun released its 3rd album Generation Supernova, a 37+ minute collection of 4 tracks exploring generative music methods in the studio! Listen, download, and read more about Generation Supernova on Bandcamp!
Get access to exclusive demos, behinds the scenes peeks, the full Better Than The Book & Jabun discographies, bonus tracks and more when you support Nick's music on Patreon!
Jabun in solo aims to create emotional sonic landscapes for you to lose yourself dreaming in, while in collaboration aims to create great music in any style with whomever he's working with!
When Nick isn't composing chill vibes as Jabun, he's either working on his ska-punk/pop-punk music project Better Than The Book (which after releasing its 2nd studio album Hopes and Dreams and the subsequent Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals] bonus album is preparing to go LIVE for gigs soon) or tending to his audio production business JabunAudio. Since starting in 2013, JabunAudio has assisted countless musicians, game developers and animators around the globe, working on everything from music to UK broadcast television, and racking up over 20 million collective views on YouTube from his collaborative animation audio work alone.
Nick is always on the lookout for new animators, musicians and other creatives to work and collaborate with and spread his passion for making great sounding productions. Don't hesitate to drop him a line. He'd love to hear from you!
Contact Nick at JabunAudio Here
If you want to dive even deeper into Nick's musical journey, head over to Patreon for exclusive downloads, behind the scenes peeks and more, and enjoy the adventure from a front row seat as it unfolds!