Jvox :: Funhouse (Component)

Casual yet chaotic, serene yet skewed, Jvox manipulates sound like no other—ultimately making Funhouse its own contagious entity.

Welcome back Jvox—one of my favorite musicians from the early 2000s! He comes in full-steam ahead on the wacky, glee-filled, downtempo beauty that is Funhouse. Have a listen to “Don’t Be Afraid” to get a sampling of Jvox’s signature groove—this track alone packs a minimal punch to the senses, and eventually explodes into a beat-infested, bass-engorged acidic-laden behemoth. “You Call US ETs” is a fluid tribal soundtrack, the synthesizers fully warmed up, Jvox has seemingly read a few chapters from Jack Dangers’ playbook—off center blips, bleeps, and bass all around. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a dud on Funhouse, “Swamp” takes similar organic electronic queues, its percussive focus and fuzzy acidic hues is both magnetic and engulfing. But Jvox isn’t one to stop there, lullaby strands are evidenced on “There’s A Baby,” a tantalizing and surreal trip to say the least. Elements of Telefon Tel Aviv appear on “Evening At Grandma’s,” a fairy-tale glitch haven for headphone listening. One of my top releases of 2017, this aptly-titled album is chock full of sublime downtempo tentacles. Casual yet chaotic, serene yet skewed, Jvox manipulates sound like no other—ultimately making Funhouse its own contagious entity. Simply spin “Harvest Time” to drift into a nostalgic trip-hop zone of yesteryear, this album is a nonstop sonic smorgasbord.

Funhouse is available on Component.

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