Philly punks Nothing are back from the brink with a new record that draws on some really, really bad times.
Jelinek, Jan : loop-finding-jazz-records
Totally self-indulgent: but then aren't all the best things in life?
And, really, how many records whose sleeves give up absolutely nothing up in the way of attitude and personality should a young person own?
But, hey, wait - come back.
I understand. It's just, Jan 'Gramm/Farben' Jelinek is a
Special, you understand, rather than different. As in, 'loop-finding-jazz-records'' peach sleeve is particularly swish, its contents unusually sweet. Pole - unsurprisingly as it's on Stefan Betke's ~scape label - is the most obvious reference point. Pole with art A-level mind, as Jelinek's clicking, ticking gaseous clouds of dub-hum, assembled from second-long sampled loops of '60s and '70s jazz, are structured to ape three-dimensional depth without using traditional perspective.
Er, right. Anyway, all you need know, is that, these onomatopoeic non-specific songs - 'They, Them', 'Them, Their' and 'Drift' - are warm, paradisical creations. A totally tropical taste, without the coconuts and steel bands, but with mucho hazy pleasure rolling in like clear waves on surreally endless pure-white beaches.
If, what they're apparently calling, "crackle poetry" was re-dubbed nu-jacuzzi, 'loop-finding-jazz-record' would be the scene's pivotal release. Totally self-indulgent: but then aren't all the best things in life?
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