REVIEW // Jameszoo – Flake

Jameszoo

Don’t let the first unsettling 1.30 minutes of audio put you off. There are a bunch of initially harsh and unharmonic sounds there. But get through it and you will be pleasantly rewarded. And when you listen back, the whole track will feel like a complete piece.

A warped Disney theme or twisted cocktail bar background music. No matter how you try to place it, Mitchel Van Dinther of Jameszoo creates some pretty funky shit. His album is self-described as “naive, computer jazz”. In a word, it’s wonderful, jumping out to me as being different in such a good way. A lot of people can write a pop song. The act of dumping a bunch of random sounds together and creating something that’s actually musical? That is some raw talent.

His album features some significant classical and jazz musicians including Arthur Verocai, Carlos Dafé and Steve Kuhn. It’s an unexpected fusion of jazz and bedroom electronica, and one worth listening to for something a little bit left of centre.


THE BREAKDOWN:

Based in: s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
Latest album: Fool, out May 2016 via Brainfeeder.
Sounds like: Nicholas Jaar, TOKiMONSTA, Flying Lotus. 
Say what? If you can’t get enough, Jameszoo made a 24 hour jazz mixtape.

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