Music

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Here is one of my albums on Spotify: Mountains. It is mostly ambient soundscapes and a little bit of post-rock recorded ages ago but released on Spotify in 2020. I have another album in the works, that I plan to release at the end of 2023 or early 2024.

I follow a wide range of genres –neither death metal nor African jazz is off limits– but I’m particularly fond of indie, rock and electronica.

I’ve performed different styles of music in front of audiences too. From the guitarist in a noise-rock band, to a one-man outfit with slowly layered multi-instrumental electronic soundscapes, to dance music DJ at music festivals.

I’ve uploaded a few more songs I wrote during the pandemic to SoundCloud. I consider all my music as “soundscapes”; best used to accompany scenes in movies (or life).

My playlists

There is a lot of research on running to music with 180 beats per minute; the relatively fast cadence lowers stress on your legs, reduces injury and generally improves performance. I’ve set most of my personal best running times by keeping my legs in beat with my (ever-growing) 180 bpm Spotify playlist.

You can see my other public Spotify playlists here.

About me

Werner van Rooyen

Formerly Business Development and Marketing at Luno (where we went from eight nerds in a tiny office to hundreds of people spread over three continents) and before that Marketing at PayFast. Currently investing, paragliding, and doing research, mostly in Mexico.