Joel, better known by his artist name St Eriks Street, is a Swedish producer and composer who creates genre-bending music that is heavily influenced by his musical idols Vangelis, Hans Zimmer, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Tycho, and LCD Soundystem.
Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, he currently calls Omaha, Nebraska home. Joel began playing instruments at a young age. He played the viola in elementary through high school, and started playing the guitar when he was 14 years old. His love for music only grew from there and he eventually began producing and composing his own music in college. His favorite genre is Electronica and his music mainly involves synthesizers.
His productions have been described as having “rather elegant arrangements [that] bring to mind Klaus Schulze's beautiful compositions. Much like those pieces, these two possess so many layers intertwined to create gorgeous patterns. Over the course of the journey the way he weaves these colorful textures together feels akin to listening to the aural equivalent of Persian rugs, for there is a lot of intricate detail missed on the first listen.”
St Eriks Street released his latest album of 10 tracks, Feast of Energy, on October 21st, 2022. His upcoming album, Imagination Invasion, will also be 10 tracks and is due to be released on August 18th, 2023. Both albums are sure to take listeners on a journey through St Erik Street’s unique and captivating sound.