JOYFULTALK: Plurality Trip
From a secluded outpost on Nova Scotia's mystical South Shore, junked-analogue duo JOYFULTALK conjure micro-climate trance music. The brainchild of instrument builder and alchemist Jay Crocker, joined by multi-instrumentalist Shawn Dicey (Ox, Lab Coast), JOYFULTALK offers up instrumental compositions that flow like wordless rivers and glitching fields of electric grass, through a bric-a-brac vocabulary of handmade electronics. Their music channels a sonic regionalism influenced by craggy treelines and babbling brooks, with gnarled jamscapes rendering natural spaces in a hazy parallel universe, navigating the astral plane by way of their rugged Maritime environs. The acclaimed 2015 debut album MUUIXX was released on the essential and adventurous Drip Audio. Plurality Trip is their second full-length, and first on Constellation: ï»¿an extension and refinement of the duo's junkshop practices, drawing from contemporary dark trance and techno, while rooted in the outre swamps of krautrock and the refracted webs of noise and dub. ï»¿Å½Heady and skitteringly kinetic, Plurality Trip unfolds like a fever dream shot through with dappled forest light and darkening skies. The result is a superbly idiosyncratic and invigorating take on avant-trance music with few comparisons.