The three songs featured on 'ep1', 'fairytale', 'song one' and 'the end', were written just after the completion of Jon?s 2001 debut, OPALESCENT and have a much sadder, more subtle and more experimental sound. Largely beats-free, the EP takes in influences ranging from the Icelandic landscape sounds of Sigur Ros and M?m, to Brian Eno's early ambient works and film scores by Angelo Badalamenti, Carter Burwell and Thomas Newman.
'ep1' sees Jon experimenting with very low, almost inaudible frequencies to induce trance-like sensations, inspired by his interest in the physiological effects of sound vibrations on the brain. As well as containing a piano recording Jon thought he had lost years ago, the final track on the EP, 'the end', features the sound of him climbing the two flights of stairs between the computer and the piano, which after being slowed down, emerged in the track as subliminal percussion. The ending fades so slowly and into such low frequencies that it is difficult to tell when it actually finishes.