While clubs are empty, we’ve been getting an intimate look at how people play and imagine ideas. And one of the best sets from FACT‘s new Patch Notes series features the excellent JakoJako – just when you might need some music that lets you calm your head.
Happily, I did manage to catch JakoJako back in the beforetimes when we could stand shoulder to shoulder and enter clubs. In that set, beats were broken and heavy, brooding brutalism to match Berghain’s architecture.
But this is easy-going, soothing stuff – things to let your mind wander into a reverie. I hope it can bring you all there.
It’s double Elektron with modular, but … actually even though JakoJako works at Schneidersladen, and even though I work at … hey, what is it I do again? Oh, this.
I didn’t want to watch the video. I closed my eyes and could watch this music dancing around in wonderful ways. (Sorry, FACT, I know video is where it’s at now.)
For more of that experience, if somehow you missed her Leisure System outing before, maybe it’s a good one to add to your wishlist now. Friday is another no-fee Bandcamp day – and the service has also committed to donating to fight racism in June, too. LS label boss Sam Barker has been outspoken about why this platform is the way to go.
If this isn’t far-out enough for you, the Patch Notes by Lucrecia Dalt is achingly strange and organic:
Lucrecia Dalt is former geotechnical engineer from Colombia who is currently based in Berlin. On her album Anticlines, released in 2018 on RVNG Intl , she combined delicate, abstract tones and captivating spoken word to create a unique sonic landscape. In this video, Dalt presents a performance of material from Anticlines from Paris’s Sonic Protest Festival at La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues on March 10, 2020. Dalt’s setup for the performance included Nord Clavia for synthesizer and vocoder, Make Noise Erbe Verb, Intellijel Rainmaker and Moogerfooger Murf as processors, a mixer as concatenator, as well as Ableton and FH-1 as sequencers. Lucretia Dalt’s new record Anticlines (Outtakes) is available now. You can find the rest of her music on Bandcamp.
That’s on Bandcamp, too:
Some more great outings from FACT lately, in case you missed them., include our friend Hainbach —
Another experimental outing by Lea Bertucci:
— and Zoë Mc Pherson has been blowing me away with her sound design and composition lately, they gave an extended interview with her. Still more to bookmark and revisit:
I hope we can keep finding music to help people heal and rejuvenate. I know there’s all kinds of need right now.
I expect I’ll be doing a lot of digging through Friday, and glad of it!
Bonus JakoJako live set for HÖR:
Actually, hey, let’s even JakoJako a bit more: