jameszoo is a wizard himself, but with a big enough orchestra his music sounds even wider. crazy how organically electronic synths and orchestra interact. i'm loving this album!
Favorite track: (flake).
Very happy to see this collaboration see the light of day! Be sure to watch the rehearsal footage of Flu on Youtube as well, I think this version may even be better than the recorded performance here www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVDR7TU1XvUFavorite track: (lose).
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In 2017 Jameszoo opened Amsterdam Dance Event with a very special collaboration with Jules Buckley and the Grammy-Award winning Metropole Orkest at the iconic Melkweg concert hall. The recordings of this momentous collaboration will be released via Brainfeeder on 17 May 2019.
The magic and the chemistry in the room that evening was both exhilarating and heartwarming as Buckley - Chief Conductor of the Metropole Orkest since 2013 - led the 49-piece orchestra, plus Richard Spaven (drums); Niels Broos (organs, synths, Rhodes); Frank Wienk aka Binkbeats (percussion); John Dikeman (saxophone) and Mitchel van Dinther aka Jameszoo (electronics, synths and Wurlitzer) on a truly joyful journey, elevating compositions from van Dinther’s 2016 album “Fool” to transcendental realms.
“This was as wonderful as it was frightening,” says van Dinther. “I was in great hands being guided by Jules and the orchestra. Because of them I could hear my compositions flower.”
Jules Buckley describes the collaboration as “a really open and rewarding process. Mitchel’s mind rolls in a different way and so, tapping the orchestra into those avenues - for me - created some really beautiful and unusual results I’m really proud of.”
Jameszoo released his debut album “Fool” in 2016 via Brainfeeder. A curious, at times downright awkward, but thoroughly enjoyable blend of jazz and off kilter electronics, it was heralded by Pitchfork for its playful hybridity, free spirited character and innovation: “It bursts at the seams with ideas”. The record featured cameos from two outright legends: Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai and pianist Steve Kuhn; bassist Thundercat; keyboardist Niels Broos and drummers Richard Spaven and Julian Sartorius.
This has become one of the most important albums of my life. It’s essence is indescribable. Every sound from the start of the record through the end is placed delicately and with care. The album cover is by Julie Mehretu. It’s absolutely an incredible release for which I shall be eternally grateful. Aniket
Thundercat continues to amaze and inspire me to continue to write and produce music despite the fact that I'm literally a mummified corpse tucked away within the depths of the pyramid of Giza. dr-dandy
an odd fusion of beauty and bizarre that reinforces both ideals in a jarring, understated resplendence. If you are dropped blindfolded in the midst of this record, you'll find your way home along a new road.