John Jagos, better known by his stage name, Brothertiger, began his initial forays into electronic music at an early age. His discovery of analog synthesis drew him into a world of endless possibilities, and led him to an abundance of influences from the past, particularly from the early 1980s. Today, Brothertiger progresses as an ever-evolving studio and live project, focusing on the integration of the natural world into synthesized music.
While studying music production at Ohio University, John began constructing a solo project that encapsulated his influence in early ‘80s synth music. Blending that with modern production techniques, he released the first few Brothertiger tracks in 2010, packaging them as the Vision Tunnels EP. In 2012, he released his first full-length record, Golden Years, on Mush Records. After moving to Brooklyn, he released his second LP, titled Future Splendors, in 2013. Two full years of touring and writing came after that, and in 2015, John self-released Out of Touch to critical acclaim. After a few more tours, a cover of the entirety of Tears for Fears’ Songs From the Big Chair, countless remixes, and his first instrumental collection (Fundamentals, Vol. I), he released Paradise Lost in 2020, a natural pivot back to his admiration of early ‘80s studio production. Using mostly Roland synths from that era as a base, Paradise Lost encapsulates John’s love for “the sound” from an era of pop music that’s slowly being forgotten.
With a new original album in the books, Brothertiger isn’t done with 2020 yet. Fundamentals, Vol. II, the next edition of instrumental offerings, will be released in early December.