REVIEW: JakoJako debuts with his polyhedral Metamorphose
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“Metamorphose” is the title of JakoJako’s debut album for Bigamo, to which he continues to dedicate all his creative resources to making his career as a producer a more complex, subtle and profound musical proposal, which covers all possible limits. Because then he instinctively began to produce what he really felt he should do.
JakoJako has made perfect use of the extra mandatory studio time regulated by the pandemic, developing and developing a sound that he instantly turned heads with, as soon as he burst onto the scene in 2019 with his release on Leisure System.
“Metamorphose” is a declaration of intentions in the latest trajectory of this artist, with more desire to experiment than to reaffirm his usual formulas. An album that offers us a deep journey full of textures that evoke freedom, like the sea breeze or a deep breath in the middle of nature. This renewed bet plays a lot, on rails, with light-darkness. The production level is intense but, on the other hand, the care of the sounds they release is at the level of those who do things because they want and with the time they really need. That’s why it’s about productions that when you approach carefully, the halo it gives off catches you: rare, singular and, here comes the best, powerful, magnetic and danceable. Beats that mark but without overwhelming, oldschool touch (authentic), somewhat eccentric synthesizers and a quite happy and festive general tone, are some of the adjectives that we can take out of our sleeve if we want to qualify this innovative proposal.
This producer sums up his intentions, seeking novelty without losing nostalgia, that he plays with the genre but without falling into predictable tricks, or the arrogance of someone who clings to a genre or mannerism to show that he has personality. To achieve simplicity and lucidity, paradoxically, requires experience and the ability to free oneself from the limitation of conditioning, and this first compilation is a healthy example of this.