Jan Sluijsmans Music


22:22:11 is the first track of a new project that will develop into a personal musical overview of the last 12 years based on my memories. Every 22nd of the month I release a new track starting with 22:22:11 that looks back to the year 2011. For more info go to the project page

Out now!!

The Insidious Effect Seq I Ft. Mike Kramer
Now available on all your favorite streaming platforms. Enjoy!!

A new collaboration is coming.

A new collaboration is coming.

The Insidious Effect Seq I featuring Mike Kramer. Stay tuned!!
#jansluijsmansmusic #mikekramer #indramoonen #weloveit

The Insidious Effect – Seq III – feat. Mateusz Malcharek

Thanks for the beautiful words Indra. You nailed it!!
“In all serenity “The Insidious Effect Seq III” has assimilated me, like the makers were aiming for. Jan and Indra, together with the bassist Mateusz, have made an extraordinary document. Their short film is a musical and cinematic door to past, present and future.” ~Stefan Gillissen – journalist for De Limburger.
Stefan put to words that which we tried to aim for: to create some form of immersion where your mind and thoughts are able to roam freely, without telling it where to go. To take a step back, take a deep breath and just be in the moment.
That’s exactly what Jan is looking for in his music, and I, as a photographer, am looking for in my images and the process I use to make them. It is also exactly what I’m looking for when listening to music, and what attracts me to the music of Jan and vice versa.
It’s why he reached out to me for a collaboration and I happily said yes. He then reached out to Mateusz to let him roam around freely using his contra bass to do what he felt like doing. Jan presented me the final piece, a musical immersion where my mind was able to roam freely and I was able to make that which came to mind and what I felt like doing. This is the result.
And the result just premiered on the Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2021 of which I am more than proud! I hope you enjoyed it / will enjoy it..
Soundscape: Jan Sluijsmans – www.jansluijsmansmusic.com
Contra bass: Mateusz Malcharek – www.instagram.com/mateusz_malcharek
Additional mix and mastering: Mike Kramer – (h)ear – www.h-ear.org/
Filmer and editor: Indra Moonen – Contrastique – www.contrastique.com ssen
Paul Koenen – www.paulkoenen.com
The organizers of the Dutch Mountain Film Festival – www.dmff.eu
Camera: Leica M246 Monochrom + Summicron 35mm f2.0
Gimbal: DJI Ronin SC Combo-Pro
Special thanks go out to:Stefan Gillissen – journalist of De Limburger – www.instagram.com/stefangillisen

The Insidious Effect Seq III Premiere Moment @ The Dutch Mountain Film Festival

This special event will take place on Sunday the 7th of November at the Royal Theatre in Heerlen. Our short film will be introduced by Stefan Gilissen, a journalist of the Limburger. Thereafter the movie “Songs of the water spirits” will be shown. The event will start at 14:00 and will last until 16:00. Afterwards there’s a meet & greet with the artists who will all be present.

The Insidious Effect Seq III premiering at the Dutch Mountain Film Festival

Proud to announce that the short film “The Insidious Effect Seq III” will be played from 2 to 6 November during the Dutch Mountain Film Festival.
The movie will be running between 9:30 and 17:00 at the Visit South Limburg Experience.
This short film is a special collaboration between photographer Indra Moonen (NL), composer Jan Sluijsmans (NL) and double bass player Mateusz Malcharek (PL) and is the first in a series of 4.

The Insidious Effect Seq III ft. Mateusz Malcharek out on September 19th

Taken from the album The Insidious Effect with an additional double bass track from the
amazing Mateusz Malcharek.
– Double bass track written, recorded and performed by Mateusz Malcharek
– Additional mix and mastering by Mike Kramer at (H)EAR – Experimental audio research.
– Teaser movie by Indra Moonen at Contrastique.

Thanks for all your inspiration and hard work. Dreams come thrue!!

Let`s shoot some video

Let`s shoot some video

#contrastique #indramoonen #jansluijsmansmusic #mateuszmalcharek #collaborations #goodweather

A new collaboration with Indra Moonen at Contrastique Photography

So very proud to do my part in this.
Big thanks to Indra Moonen at Contrastique Photography for your trust!!

“A vanishing wet plate collodion image as a metaphor.
Even the fastened memories fade over time. The captured memory of me, it’s not merely an image on glass, it has become a looking glass.
There’s beauty in the inevitable passing of things, in the sadness it gives you, a memento mori. For every ending also entails a new beginning.
Through time I have found this thought to be of great comfort to me”.

The Insidious Effect

Now available on Bandcamp. Enjoy!!

The Insidious Effect (OUT NOW)

The Insidious Effect (OUT NOW)

Thanks to everybody who had a part in this amazing journey. Big or small. U know who U are!!

1. The Insidious Effect Seq I
2. The Insidious Effect Seq II
3. The Insidious Effect Seq III
4. The Insidious Effect Seq IV

All tracks composed and produced by Jan Sluijsmans.

Mastering Seq I & IV by: Mike Kramer at (h)-ear dot org
Mastering Seq II & III by: Rick Valcon at RArecordings

Additional sounddesign by Jamshid Mahmoudy

Artwork and visuals by Indra Moonen at Contrastique dot com
Original cover picture taken by Indra Moonen at WW1 battlefield.

Original circle drawing and titels by Mandy v/d Bosch at Wine & Coekie.

Available on all streaming platforms.

For the best experience: Listen in one piece, with headphones and your eyes closed.