Boomkat Product Review
Staggering new album of fusioneering 'Techno Primitivism' from the A'dam-based Israeli ex-pats, Juju & Jordash. It's fair to call this their debut album proper - following their eponymous set of singles and an early digital collection with this striking mission statement, a mazy and immersive sound distilling elements of dub, jazz and psychedelia in a tactile house and techno framework. It's testament to both their nuanced skills as live musicians and studio boffins par excellence, a mind-melt moire of analogue hardware knowledge and hands-on vibes rendered with a diffuse sense of synthesised space. We could be here all day picking out highlights, but if you're only gonna check a few then the unfathomably wide mixing trickery applied to 'Stoplight Loosejaw' is a great start, as is the Mark Ernestus-meets-Sun Ra vibes of 'Backwash', or the Augustus Pablo-in-Chicago styles of 'Shakshuka Dub', while you can't go wrong with the stoned descent of 'Dr. Strangepork' (great name!) and the pensile, Carl Craig-like Detroit romance of 'Track David Would Play'. It's kinda hard to believe these guys aren't praised more widely, but with 'Techno Primitivism' now out there, we suspect that's about to change. Outstanding.