But, as many talented musicians, Jere soon found himself making music on his own again, in his own living room. This new side project was dubbed Junkyard Shaman. At the end of last month, he released this C-90 tape, containing two long tracks and once again it's a recommended one.
This tape is an homage to Irish avant-garde novelist and poet Samuel Beckett. In two huge tracks, each over forty minutes long, Junkyard Shaman delivers immersive drones, ambient soundscapes, noises and vague flashes of post rock. When I listen to these tracks, many of the so-called drone-gurus come to mind, including Thisquietarmy and Aidan Baker. So no, this is not an experiment from a beginning drone ambient project. This is an experiment from a seasoned and talented artist. Beginners make decent drones, this act takes you on an inward journey.
In my previous reviews for J. Kill & Mr. Mule I wondered where his music experimentation would eventually lead to. I think now, with Käki and with Junkyard Shaman, Jere is showcasing more and more of his talents and skills, which obviously is a good thing. 'For Beckett' is not a playing-with-loops-and-drones experiment. This is a mature and perfectly executed album that can very well stand to your favorites from the aforementioned bands. So I can only advise you to check it out and to get your hands on a copy of this thing.