Boomkat Product Review:
You probably haven’t heard of Jonti before, but chances are you’ve come across his music. He just happens to be a multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger who’s worked with Mark Ronson, Santigold, Sean Lennon and a whole bunch of other famous people, but ‘Twirligig’ is his chance to do the kind of music he really loves. And it turns out that music is the kind of jangling library soundtrack tunes Broadcast, Stereolab and Plone made their own. Combining this with a love of all things Madlib we end up on a cosmic trip into crate digging lounge-pop, which is a perfect fit on the Stones Throw label. Like Koushik before it there’s an undeniable summery quality to the record, but surrounded by enough analog hiss and noise there’s plenty to wrench us into the real world. It’s actually Plone that I end up thinking about the most while listening to this record; Jonti has a similar passion for a deep sense of nostalgia for kids’ TV shows and the kind of synthesizers that all too often get forgotten in favour of ‘cooler’ models. Fans of Ghost Box should look no further, this is cracking stuff from beginning to end.