Boomkat Product Review:
Copenhagen collective Jiyu release Caught in the Rain at the Tea Shop via Dubsoul Records.
"A dusty brass opening, old as the sun, followed by a guitar/flute theme, driven by a lazy boom-clack beat, quickly outlines this hybrid-jazz sound, blown in from the future. The blend of dreamy, mellow jazz, hip hop, downbeat, bossa nova vibes, and cinematic electronic soundscapes, has caught the listeners attention worldwide, and the digital singles “So Many Moons to Go”, “King of Mañana” and “Parallel Dreams”, have made it to some serious jazz playlists.
Jiyu is produced by guitar player and composer Emil Jonathan Søegaard, A.K.A Low Pressure, and former Stereo Deluxe recording artist EMO. The fellow musicians are Bo Rande on trumpet, Lukas Rande on flute and sax, Carsten Skov on Vibraphone, Lennart Ginman on upright bass, Kinck on vocal, Thomas Dietl on drums, and AC. Woodman on Wurlitzer-piano."