THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Sessions for Blinker The Star’s new album Juvenile Universe began before last year’s Careful With Your Magic album was even released, with sole proprietor of the Blinker the Star trademark, Jordon Zadorozny, continuing sessions where they left off.
“I operate mainly as a one-person band in the studio at this point, bringing in friends to add colour and texture on certain tracks, but for the most part I start and end things alone. My residence is also my recording studio, so when in-person recording jobs began to fall off last spring, there wasn’t much stopping me from finishing this new batch of songs off fairly quickly.”
When not recording material for Blinker the Star albums, Jordon works as a producer, engineer, and mixer from his Skylark Park Studio in Pembroke, Ontario, having worked on sessions with Courtney Love, Chris Cornell, Sam Roberts, Ken Andrews of Failure and Mandy Moore, among others.
Juvenile Universe starts heavy and ends wistful with ornamental contributions from The Posies‘ Ken Stringfellow, Tool and Ministry’s Paul D’Amour, longtime collaborators Bob Wilcox and Filippo Gaetani, Sloan’s Gregory Macdonald and others finding their way into the mix.
“Because the scent of my last album was still fresh in the air, I had been thinking of this album as sort of a continuation of the last one, but when I played it for friends, they all thought it was definitely a step forward. So I’m not sure if it’s the beginning or the end of something.”