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jar moff-financial glam lp (pan)

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jar moff: financial glam

Jar Moff returns with his second full-length, Financial Glam, a follow-up expanding on ideas first presented by the excellent Commercial Mouth debut LP PAN released earlier this year. Continuing with themes established on his previous LP, Financial Glam reflects the flux and tension of his home city, a gripping opus of grandiose crescendo and collapse, broken rhythm and disquieting calm. These intricately-composed collage works, constructed from hundreds of archived samples, provide a fitting and highly-personal soundtrack to austerity in the shadow of empire. The craft hints at a year's worth of meticulous assembly and industry; the album title hints at a biting critique of the circus outside. The combination of Jar Moff's technique, ear and unique perspective on, and proximity to, one of the defining stories of our era makes this release a truly important work. A-side "Financial Glam" builds with growing fanfare and unease, the malaise occasionally tamed by sublime stabs of synth and rhythm. B-side "Kresentosiagona" (translation: "Crescendo of the Jaw") is characterized by a complex rhythmic treatment of individual orchestral samples. The perpetual escalation of the instruments begins to form a fragile and perilous platform over time, its fragile movements and majesty ever close to the crash. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering and pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas.

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