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Spain

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Jaloes

Jaloes is a spanish composer of contemporary classical music made with piano and computers. Some of his major influences are Wim Mertens, Philip Glass and Yann Tiersen.

His music is influenced by some elements from the minimalism and post-minimalist music, including layering of simple melodies, consonant harmony or additive processes.

He started writing songs in 2008, and released the album "Weather" in 2009 with original pieces of relaxing, melodic and rhythmic music, made with layers of electronic patterns and repetitive piano chords.

He was born in 1967 in Almería, Spain, where he grew up listening to lots of eclectic and diverse music from progressive rock to new age. In 1985 he moved to Madrid where he studied telecommunication engineering. He plays the piano and has learned the principles of music, but his ear training and composition have been principally self-taught. He is working as an engineer for a living, while making and producing his music.

Jaloes is affiliated with the spanish performing rights organization SGAE, and has licensed his songs to several companies and music libraries, including Alli Sports, Audio Fount Music, Human Factor, Manifest Media and Music Supervisor.

Jaloes also writes a blog about his music and some other music he likes, called "A place for instrumental minimalism".

"With repeated melodies and additions, using traditional instruments and his trusty computer, he creates soothing sounds to relax the cares of your day away."
(Paul Nixon, November 2010)

"Jaloes music is classified under New Age, and indeed does have a calming and peaceful mood. Don't expect glaring changes or upsetting rhythms here... just tranquil and tasteful piano music."
(indie-music.com, November 2009)