Jar Moff – Financial Glam LP (PAN 49)
This is a music of upheaval. Continuing with themes established on his previous ‘Commercial Mouth’ LP, ‘Financial Glam’ reflects the flux and tension of his home city, a gripping opus of grandiose crescendo and collapse, broken rhythm and disquieting calm.
These intricately composed collage works, constructed from hundreds of archived samples, provide a fitting and highly personal soundtrack to austerity in the shadow of empire. The craft hints at a year’s worth of meticulous assembly and industry; the album title hints at a biting critique of the circus outside.