Elijah Knutsen is a Portland based experimental/ambient producer, whose work ranges from Japanese New Age concept albums, to Shoegaze experimentation. Elijah's music generally takes on themes of nostalgia and wistfulness, with field recordings and melancholic guitar work intertwined. In March 2020, Elijah started the label “Memory Color,” as a means of releasing and marketing his music to US, UK, and Japanese audiences.
The label was heavily inspired by the Japanese ambient movement of the 80s and 90s, and focused on updating the genre of “Kankyo Ongaku,” through means of physical releases. Since starting his label, Elijah's work has been featured in several music publications in Japan, the US, and New Zealand, as well as the Portland based print newspaper; Willamette Week.