Formed in the Spring of 2011, Body of Light have proved to be a prolific force within the modern synth scene. From the archaic drones of their first releases, to their new heavy cinematic pop ballads and darkwave sounds, the two brothers are no strangers when it comes to pushing the boundaries of underground music. Having worked together and separately in previous projects such as Otro Mundo, Blue Krishna, Somali Extract, and Memorymann (among the few), whilst unveiling over a dozen visual, audio, and written works via the Ascetic House Collective, Alex and Andrew Jarson have released an abundant amount of work within a fairly short amount of time. Body of Light is simply one extension of that method of experimentation.
Hesitant to define themselves strictly as a synth-pop act, the Jarson brothers incorporate a wide variety of sounds—they are attempting to construct a path, unique with decaying, warbled tape loops, old VHS home-movie sound samples from their childhood, digital and analog sound waves, and unique vocals buried in effects. Their idea is to utilize past and present technologies in a way that feels unique, new, and more importantly, honest. With multiple cassette releases to date, including Follow The Current, Lustre, Universal Sin, Volantà Di Amore and Limits of Reason, the project has established a sound and iconography that seem unusual in conjunction, though aesthetically and sonically rich.