Boomkat Product Review:
Charmingly smudged, off-kilter jazz-techno, warmly tipped to followers of Madteo, Laurel Halo, Theo Parrish...
“Korea Town Acid is unflinching, focused, absorbed and engaged in sound and all vibration. Jessica Cho has been creating buzz in Toronto’s downtown dance music community with her live, improvised electronic music performances and multi-medium DJ sets over the past nine years. A classically trained pianist with an intuition for improvisation and the sonic universe, Jess’ music transcends the dance floor into the astral strata. Her sound palette is vivid and technicolor; cerebral and kinetic; a timeless fusion of raw, fearless creativity and focus. Cho has proven her versatility in dozens of Toronto venues performing solo, and with former live house duo CHOBO. She has released a variety of tracks on labels such as Arachnidiscs, Archi-textures, Toy Tonics from Berlin, Secret Jams from Bulgaria, and her solo EP on Toronto’s Mikita Skyy.
Holed away in Cosmic Resonance’s basement studio/headquarters in Toronto, Jess improvised freely over eight straight early January days in 2018. The result was a free jazz, techno-addled synth orchestra too rich to know its own wealth of nuance. Slowly the layers began to peel away. Glimmers of diamond-encrusted synth rays started peaking out from behind massive bass-lined clouds. Mountains, then valleys, rivers, trees and a full landscape appeared."