My name is Richard Johan Nilsen.
I write music by the name Jayard.
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I'm writing, recording and mixing
every single detail in my bedroom..

Do you want to know "why this"?

You can email me

One year later…

It has been roughly a year since my last post… This is a result of ‘Jayard’ gradually falling entirely under the definition of ‘hobby’ – “An activity or interest pursued outside one’s regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure.” – instead of being an overpowering task. My ‘regular occupation’, which in this case is University (and other activities), has been a major part of my past year and has leaded to a lack of leisure time.

However, Jayard is meant to be my hobby, and it will remain that way. So the music I make will be posted here in the future, but it will not be as regularly as it was during my time in High School.

Music being made in England:

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x // Jayard/Richard

You think: “Why this?”

Well.. I launched this project because I wanted a specific goal in my hobby. Instead of just doing things without the slightest bit of an intention – which, for me, never leads to any satisfying results. However, this hobby is to write music that fascinates me, but simultaneously gives me something incredibly fun to work with. I would call it Indie. Indie is music known for cheap instruments and productions, along with bands that were independent of record labels. Moreover, I am writing, recording and mixing every single detail in my bedroom… my equipment is restricted, which results in more creative thinking and exercising my way of solving things.

This is a challenge that helps me develop my creative skills, and it is inspiring and extremely instructive! The fact that I am doing everything alone, helps me get further knowledge about myself and find the perfect ways of working for me personally.

This is my hobby. This is Jayard.

x - Richard Johan Nilsen