cover sleeve of Cosmophilia album

A balancing act between diverse genres, bound together by a distinctive, emotive and rough around the edge sound. That is what Danny Jeroense a.k.a. CANVAX creates from his studio in Deventer (NL). 

CANVAX’ process of making music often starts from a theme. His 3rd album Cosmophilia (2016, YAY, IT) for instance, was inspired by a childhood encounter he had staring at the comet Halley in his parents’ garden. Apart from a positive review by XLR8r the LP also got selected for their best new artist of 2016 list .

As well as being a landmark release for YAY, Cosmophilia will serve as a portfolio for Canvax; a fresh talent, deservedly dug out of electro obscurity. The complete LP should be praised for its diversity, a confidently executed balancing act between all shades of the genre.

Phill Kearny, XLR8R, full review

His latest EP Koortsdroom (2021, LoPhiForms, NL) is no exception and explores the theme of dreams, mostly the unpleasant kind. Different types of dream phenomena are explored in 5 tracks and 5 videoclips, also made by Jeroense.

The exploration of themes in both sound and visuals comes naturally, because of a background in audiovisual art and media design. That is why for most of his releases also the graphics are by Jeroense himself.

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s artists like Kraftwerk , Vangelis and later on Drexciya, Brian Eno and Aphex Twin had a big influence in creating a preference for electronic music in general and creating his own sound.

You can find releases of CANVAX in music retailers like Juno, Decks.de, Clone.nl and Bandcamp and through labels such as YAY, Recycled Plastics and Lo Phi Forms.