Sunday, March 05, 2006

Jackie-O



A friend was walking around Arcata with his daughter; she pointed out this mini-flyer saying, "That's a bad word." 
This description of their album came from the All Tomorrow's Parties fest website: JOMF's first Road Cone CD, Fig. 5, was a great artistic leap forward for the band and has received heaps of praise for its semi-improvisational "primitivism." What started as a desire to spend comfortably large amounts of time in the basement expanding upon their rock-based, ESP-informed whoosh-loop-jazz fix somehow turned into something else: an anthropological foray into America's musical history, as filtered through the Jackie-O psych treatment. Yet the basement goals remained, and so the album became JOMF's own field recording; they are both inside and outside history, even as they are wholly of it.

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