Segue is the musical project of Jordan Sauer, started in 2006 in Vancouver, Canada.
Jordan's background in music includes years of classical violin and acoustic guitar. These years of practice and experimentation were formative, instilling a desire to pursue his own productions and craft his own sound using modern technology. The sound of Segue aims to capture the serenity and beauty of the West Coast of Canada. Layers of warm, ambient sounds build up with dub-inspired rhythms, percussion and melodies. Rather than the sparse, cold atmospheres of many dub-techno productions, Segue's music paints a more optimistic, reflective chord. Each composition is created by mixing together acoustic instruments, field records and synthesizers, resulting in new but inviting sonic landscapes and vistas to explore.
Since the early 2000s Segue has released eight solo albums with labels like Silent Season, Avantroots, Dronarivm and Serein, as well as many collaborations, remixes and mixes for a variety of artists and platforms around the world. Please see the music page for more details. The project of Segue is in constant evolution, with future releases planned for 2021 and beyond.
PRESS / REVIEWS
"Segue weaves gorgeous threads of melody around tactile, mossy beds of sound and understated grooves that carry you to far away, inviting places."
"Over The Mountains is ambient techno producer Jordan Sauer’s most exploratory and seamless album to date. Epics like ‘Celestial’ and ‘Exposure’ chart gentle rhythmic paths through field recordings and synthesizer clouds, tucking away subtle climaxes like hidden treasures."
"Over The Mountains is an inspired, serene and ethereal oeuvre best listened to in its entirety (8/10)"
"Part of the reason that Pacifica feels so unusually welcoming is melody—the album oozes with it right from the outset...(4.5/5)."
"The Here And Now’ is an evolution in Jordan’s sound and his confidence. Dub-techno often gets labelled as boring or formulaic and it’s people like Jordan who are pushing the boundaries and merging the lines between genres."
"Segue is so good at this light, understated music that he sends the listener into a dream state. He specializes in dub techno, but his music is sprayed with pretty pop melodies that blossom at just the right time. "
"Rich layers of ambient noise, crackling field recordings, even a live tabla (as featured on the album's single, "Snow Dub" give the record satisfying grit. Everything in Pacifica fits into place."
"Pacifica’s melodies radiate through nuanced textures like a west coast sun reaching through a misty forest canopy. "
"Segue takes us through a nostalgic dream-inducing ambient dub stroll, simultaneously reminiscent of Yagya’s “The Rhythm of Snow” and Boards of Canada’s “The Campfire Headphase.”