Sunray Minor is the moniker for the musical productions of 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist Juan Andres Jimenez. Initially born in Caracas, Venezuela, Jimenez has lived most of his life in Canada growing up in Georgetown, ON outside Toronto. He moved to Montreal in 2021, where he manages his production, mixing, and mastering studio: Demonhead Recordings. With a few listens through the Sunray Minor discography, it is difficult to pinpoint a specific style outside of the large umbrella of independent or experimental music. This stylistic fluidity is a product of Jimenez’s belief that genre doesn’t exist, and that all styles of music are intertwined in essence and less categorized or exclusive than we are often led to believe.
Sunray Minor’s most recent release of “Aurora” in May of 2022 features a wide-open atmosphere complemented by soothing melodies and a gentle, yet full production on a song evidently composed with care and deliberation. This single leads on his upcoming debut album One Day Maybe which is to be released on August 7th. One Day Maybe is a heavily conceptual record that captures both the personal and musical growth of Sunray Minor since the project's origination 4 years ago.
- Seamus P. Hickey