Jonti, master of the synthesizers, MPC drum machine and all
out electronica, has such an amazingly quirky style that you can't
help but be enthralled by his tantric beats and melodies. He is truly
unlike anything I have heard before. Even Gotye himself has
given him the official nod for the track "Koi Moon's Daughter
Pt II", to let the critics know he's legit. The only other artist
I've heard myself that is slightly similar, beat-wise, is Odd Future's
crew... and that is pushing it. I think they were aware of the likeness
as well since Hodgy Beats of Odd Future has already collaborated
with him, as has Mark Ronson.
The success of his debut album Twirlgig has launched him into
a brand new realm of media attention, although it's safe to say he
hasn't let his rise of notoriety diminish his originality. If anything,
it seems to be even more grounded and intact. Simply trying to describe
Jonti's music is a near impossible task. It's more of an ethereal
feeling like you would get from a psychedelic LSD trip, loopy dream,
or painting with watercolors. Both "Sugar High" and "Flesh
Of The Morning" are the type of tracks that put you in a peaceful
mind state and give the experience that your life is set to a movie.
Unfortunately there is no full on musical instruments to rant about
because in some interviews Jonti has done, he has explained how he's
used anything from a $3.00 piece of junk that makes eerie noises to
his high priced digital audio workstation samples. Safe to say that
no matter what the record is Jonti is sure to deliver his stacking
technique, which he exclaims he is a mega fan of. Sometimes using
as little as 3 to 4 different sounds in whole and just melodically
stacking them to build an easy listening vibe that simply thrills
listeners. His track "Red and Green" doesn't have as strict
a layering, but it is quite simplistic. It features another Stone's
Throw Records artist, Jonwayne, who raps a tale with ominous
supporting vocals from Jonti.
I'm surely no deity, but I foresee a pretty successful future for
this cat if he continues down this path of greatness. The Sine
And Moon album is pure gold and can put anyone in a trance and
lull you into daydream state about your life.
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