Joni Void

Real Name:
Jean Cousin
Profile:
Joni Void is the newly minted pseudonym of producer Jean Cousin – known until now in the Soundcloud, Bandcamp and other online communities as Johnny Ripper.

A self-taught musician making tracks since he was 14 years old and living in Lille, France, Cousin moved to Montréal in 2012 to pursue Film Studies. He plunged into the city’s fertile DIY/loft scene and in a spirited transformation, evolved from cloistered bedroom/virtual persona to highly engaged organizer and performer. Cousin has self-released a cavalcade of original albums and remixes since 2011; Selfless is his debut release on a record label.

Cousin’s earliest records, made as a teenager, combine piano and field recordings, inspired by the film soundtracks of Jon Brion, Philip Glass and Yann Tiersen and the sample worlds as Boards Of Canada, The Books, Four Tet and Burial. His efforts situated him within a compelling network to bedroom artists and DIY producers with analogous lo-fi production and song-making intuition who espoused the ethos of self-release, sharing/interacting directly and personally through the internet. An increasing obsession with micro-sampling, aleatory composition, history of cinema and the techniques of foley and film sound editing – along with an expansively active practice of remixing and beat-making – has seen Cousin’s music flourish in fascinating ways. Perhaps most importantly, Cousin now constructs his tracks entirely from found sources and aims not to ‘play’ anything at all. His personal hero Delia Derbyshire (White Noise; the early years of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop) cemented his commitment to making musique concrète avant-pop inspired by these analog tape-based pioneers (albeit now utilising today’s more accessible digital tools).
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Artist

Albums

CST 125 Joni Void - Selfless album art Joni Void Selfless (Album) Constellation CST 125 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
EDA01 Joni Void - A Prayer (For Loved Ones) album art Joni Void, Blithe Field Joni Void, Blithe Field - A Prayer (For Loved Ones)(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Everyday Ago EDA01 Canada 2018
CST140 Joni Void - Mise En Abyme album art Joni Void Mise En Abyme (Album) Constellation CST140 Canada 2019 Sell This Version
laaps 007 Joni Void - Nature Morte album art Joni Void + N NAO Joni Void + N NAO - Nature Morte (Album) LAAPS laaps 007 France 2020 Sell This Version
EDA12 Joni Void - L'Oiseau Chante Avec Ses Doigts album art Joni Void + N NAO Joni Void + N NAO - L'Oiseau Chante Avec Ses Doigts (Album) Everyday Ago EDA12 Canada 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Joni Void - To Alter Realities album art Joni Void To Alter Realities(5xFile, FLAC, MP3, EP) Not On Label none Canada 2016
none Joni Void - Hors-Champ album art Joni Void Hors-Champ(5xFile, FLAC, MP3, EP) Not On Label none Canada 2017
EDA06 Joni Void - Espace-Temps album art Joni Void Espace-Temps(Lathe, 7", Single + DVDr, DVD-V) Everyday Ago EDA06 Canada 2019 Sell This Version
none Joni Void - Je Vois / Non​-​Dit album art Joni Void + N NAO Joni Void + N NAO - Je Vois / Non​-​Dit(File, MP3, Single) Constellation none Canada 2020
none, EDA21 Joni Void - Code Versus album art Joni Void + Sarah Pagé Joni Void + Sarah Pagé - Code Versus(Lathe, 12") Backward Music, Everyday Ago none, EDA21 Canada 2022 Sell This Version

Compilations

EDA00 Joni Void - Montages album art Joni Void Montages(13xFile, FLAC, MP3, Comp) Everyday Ago EDA00 Canada 2018
EDA08 Joni Void - Reel2Reel album art Joni Void Reel2Reel(12xFile, FLAC, MP3, Comp) Everyday Ago EDA08 Canada 2020
EDA20, EXCLUSIVE Joni Void - Retrospective album art Joni Void / Johnny_Ripper Joni Void / Johnny_Ripper - Retrospective(Cass, Comp) Everyday Ago, Constellation EDA20, EXCLUSIVE Canada 2021 Sell This Version
EDA18 Joni Void - Reel2Reel2 album art Joni Void Reel2Reel2(12xFile, FLAC, MP3, Comp) Everyday Ago EDA18 Canada 2021