[schema type=”review” name=”Now vs Now – The Buffering Cocoon” description=”Jazzland Recordings” author=”Sabine van Gameren” pubdate=”2018-09-13″ ]Now vs Now is a jazz project by Jason Lindner releasing the album “The Buffering Cocoon”. It is available now.
Now vs Now is a somewhat odd thing. Electronic, lounge, jazz and simply a bit classic also. The synths from like back in the days, used on a modern composition.
Refering to Bowie gives the whole a bit more sense. Yes, that is someting to connect it with. The strange choices made are not only unexpected but also bring a smile to your face, because the oddity is what makes the music step out of the shadows, it could too easily be put up as a background sound in a lounge bar, people chatting and not really noticing it but these little touches make it so much more than that. Skillfully playing the whole, making the most out of the composition.
These synths sometimes made me think of some Carpenter Brut as well, they probably draw from the same inspirations, although Now vs Now is taking a lighter approach, slower and less eerie. It’s more dreamy also.
But then you get to the track “400 PPM” and might want to think that last remark over. Maybe they are closer than thought after all. Surprised once again, an album that keeps on giving. Going on in what you hear would maybe spoil it all for you as a listener. Quality wise you don’t have to worry, this album is a safe buy for fans of Bowie and Carpenter Brut for example.
Jason Lindner – Synthesizers, Wurlitzer EP, Piano
Panagiotis Andreou – Bass, Vocals (track 3)
Justin Tyson – Drums
Sasha Masakowski – Vocals (track 11)
Steve Wall – Additional Synths, Percussion (track 10)
Natasha Diggs – Spoken Word (track 5)
|1. Buffering 3%
2. Cloud Fishing
4. Motion Potion
5. Silkworm Society
6. Buffering 43%
10. 400 PPM
11. The Scarecrow (featuring Sasha Masakowski)
12. Accelerating Returns
13. Buffer Failed, Restart
Now vs Now Bandcamp