The name “jazzsequence” is a juxtaposition of two opposing ideas. Jazz, being a style of music, is often characterized by a free-form, improvisational style based on a loose set of rules or forms. The phrase “all that jazz” means “a bunch of unrelated stuff”, a sort of hodge-podge of different ideas or objects. A “sequence” is a mathematical concept wherein numbers or variables are ordered according to the parameters of a specific pattern. It is these two conflicting concepts that inspire the music of jazzsequence — creating order from chaos or, alternately, generating chaos from order.
Punk music and experimental music are intrinsically tied together by an emphasis in the process over the output, and in the early 2000s, jazzsequence began to experiment with taking the fire of punk rock, the conceptual art of experimental music, and the modern thump of electronic, IDM and industrial music to create a sonic experience that was completely unique.
In 2011, he released Wasp — the fourth album under the jazzsequence name — which was a concept album orchestrated to be a soundtrack to the novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. Written and produced entirely during the month of February for the RPM Challenge, he did extensive research, jotting down notes and building timelines to create an aural companion to select scenes or periods in the book. The result is his strongest effort yet. Later that year, he formed Plague Music, a netlabel specializing in dark electronic, industrial, gothic and metal, in an effort to collectively promote and help other artists promote and refine their craft, having teamed up with Geoff from The Raygun Girls.
"...ambient, experimental and industrial music [in] a NIN-type project. [jazzsequence] has been putting out releases for nearly five years...but hasn't really received the kind of exposure you'd think he'd get from fans or even community-radio shows catered to the genre. Earlier this year, he released his third full-length album,Wasp, and has now followed up that with an EP titled WASPREMIX. As you may have gathered from the title, the six tracks are remixes of songs from the main album. If you're into the genre, I strongly suggest you check out more of his work..."