Released by JUST on October 29th 2021
Label: Sharkin’ Around Music
Deep Cycles is the debutalbum of Dutch singer-songwriter Justin Kniest aka JUST. The album was recorded from March 2020 till September 2021.
Produced by Minco Eggersman, Deep Cycles contains eight melancholic pop songs that tell stories of sorrow, loss and hope.
Highlighting the warm, emotional vocals of Justin Kniest and the deep and transparant production of Minco Eggersman and Theodoor Borger.
The artwork for the album was created by James Marsh, the designer of all the iconic Talk Talk albums.
- 1. Dark Days 4:50
- 2. Walk Slow Smile More 3:53
- 3. Into The Fire 4:38
- 4. Down The River 5:38
- 5. Feels Like Home 4:43
- 6. Every Little Tear 3:43
- 7. Desperate Play 4:41
- 8. Eye Of The Storm 6:21
All songs written by Justin Kniest, except ‘Every Little Tear’ written by Justin Kniest & Minco Eggersman. ’Dark Days’ & ‘Into The Fire’ written by Justin Kniest & Dana Kniest.
Vocals: Justin Kniest
Guitars: Justin Kniest, Lothar Kosse, Minco Eggersman
Bass: Justin Kniest, Ruben Bekx
Drums & Percussion: Minco Eggersman
Synths & Keys: René de Vries, Minco Eggersman
Hammond organ: Stephen Darrell Smith
Piano: Justin Kniest
Backing vocals: Dana Kniest
Strings: FAME’s Studio Orchestra
Produced by Minco Eggersman
Mixed by Minco Eggersman & Theodoor Borger at Studio Amuzikaal & Klankzicht, The Netherlands
Mastered by Theodoor Borger at Klankzicht, The Netherlands
Arranged by René de Vries & Minco Eggersman
Strings transcribed by Niels Dolieslager
Orchestra conducted by Sasho Tatarchevski
Vocals & additional guitars recorded by Justin Kniest, The Netherlands
Synths & additional guitars recorded at Studio Amuzikaal by Minco Eggersman, The Netherlands
Keys recorded at Dufry Music by René de Vries, The Netherlands
Guitars recorded at Treasure Island Studio by Lothar Kosse, Germany
Hammond recorded at Room With A View Studio by Stephen Darrell Smith, United Kingdom
Additional bass recorded by Ruben Bekx, The Netherlands
Orchestra recorded at Fame’s Project by Alen Hadzi Stefanov, North Macedonia
Pro Tools operated by Teodora Arsovska
Stage Managers: Riste Trajkovski, Ilija Grkovski
Drums, bass, piano, guitars, percussion recorded at Klankzicht, The Netherlands
Art & Design by James Marsh
Photography by Maarten Corbijn
Dedicated to Niki, Dana, Julian, Thea & George
Special thanks to Minco Eggersman, Theodoor Borger, René de Vries, James Marsh, Maarten Corbijn, Phill Brown, Ronald Prent, Patrick Brand, Ivo Kleppe, Geert van Itallie, Bert Vas Dias & Erik van der Horst.