The perfect anthem for our newly crowned daily loops – these patterns of behaviour we engage in, to pass the time, to fend off anxiety.
An ever-elusive Doc Jazz emerges with a full-length album of mildly retro, smooth and melodic originals, designed and dedicated to bringing listeners the intimate escapism required to lighten the weight of the world right now.
A superb show of musicianship and composition combined. A pleasant, entrancing journey, which accompanies late night deep thinking as much as a quiet commute through the countryside.
There’s a dreamlike, natural-world quality to the entire arrangement. It’s a busy set-up, but it doesn’t feel that way – the in-the-moment jam session presents a level of unity, which lends its oneness to the listener from afar.
It’s often difficult to meet creative desire with genuine talent, not to mention impressive songwriting. Jane Q ticks a whole lot of boxes with this project.
Where certain layers seem decidedly vintage in this mix, certain others add a likable flicker of contemporary freedom, ultimately helping reinforce the underlying sentiments of the song; Free your mind… You can be anything that you want.
The audio in full has the effect of creating a cinematic experience for listeners, guiding you down these smokey back streets as hints of a story-line and imagery rain down softly around you.
As an introduction to the artist, or simply a go-to whenever the evening needs a little instrumental ambiance to keep things moving, Retrospective is a dazzling release, from a performer with a clear passion for musical creativity and expression on every level.
Raw, fresh, no autotune in sight, Jack Da Union put across a narrative with great clarity. The lead vocal is laid back, swagger-filled, unconcerned, close to the mic and in our faces. It’s a classy piece…
Her voice alone has so much character that you can tell this will last if the songs and the performances keep coming. On top of that though, the songs on this album offer something pure, honest, and deeply considerate – a set of qualities that are so valuable, and well worth holding onto once you find them.
Security contrasts with uncertainty, stable moments of melody jar with sudden hits of rhythm and spontaneity. Meanwhile you can feel the strength of the title concept, these waves, this ocean surrounding you, the night sky dark and still above.
Mild moments of choreography add further to all of this. Love You So builds up wonderfully and works perfectly well just the way it is. The video enhances the whole thing in a likable way. A job well done.