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The Symbolick Jews: Slave to love (2011)

El nuevo lanzamiento de The Symbolick Jews se llama Slave to love (2011). He de decir que en este nuevo álbum, Los Judíos Simbólicos han limado bastante las asperezas de anteriores entregas, han pulido sus temas hasta extremos casi inimaginables anteriormente, y he observado una cierta evolución de su primigenio sonido Lo-Fi pavementero hacia una complacencia lúdica mayor, una especie de giro nada brusco sino antes bien lógico hacia posturas más cercanas a Urusei Yatsura, una banda absolutamente proscrita del mejor panorama Lo-Fi de los noventa. Con temas como Beep Beep, Friendship bracelet, Sold you the letter o Little rocket es la sensación que me queda.
Pero los Jews no se quedan ahí, y juguetean con nuevas sonoridades (Maha mo ako); se alteran con su lado más gamberro (Liquid liquid); o continúan haciendo guiños a los Pavement de Terror Twilight (Snake trails), al Rock setentero (Horns of white) o al Folk más ebrio (Thin kingdom). Un disco absolutamente variopinto y dotado de todos los elementos que caracterizan a The Symbolick Jews: grandeza de miras, talento compositivo y una cierta excentricidad. Toda esa coctelera mezclada y convenientemente agitada la puedes encontrar en Slave to love. Merece la pena. Por cierto, que nadie espere ninguna coincidencia con el nombre del disco de Bryan Ferry. Saldría muy mal parado.

The Symbolick Jews – Slave to love (2011)

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1 septiembre, 2011 Posted by | The Symbolic Jews | Deja un comentario

The Symbolick Jews: I sold you the letter (Single, 2011)

The Symbolick Jews editarán nuevo material en breve. Por lo pronto, puedes disfrutar de este single de adelanto y de su correspondiente vídeo.

20 julio, 2011 Posted by | The Symbolic Jews | Deja un comentario

The Symbolick Jews: God is you, my brothers my sisters (2010)

 

The Symbolick Jews editaron otro larga duración a finales del año pasado. En TJB nos hacemos hoy eco de God is you, my brothers my sisters (2010). Tengo que deciros igualmente que gracias a el grupo liderado por Adam Healton y Brian Davy, en TJB conseguimos en Agosto del año pasado el tope de visitas a un post desde que el blog está activo, así que nobleza obliga, y aunque tarde, nos hacemos eco del último disco grande de los Jews.
Hay que decir que desde una primera escucha, en el disco advertimos una cierta evolución hacia una relativa racionalidad en sú música. TSJ no son aquí esa banda un tanto caótica y en los temas encontramos un cierto esfuerzo de producción que antes quizás no aparecía. Partiendo de presupuestos Lo-Fi, The Symbolick Jews se han esforzado por presentar una colección de canciones coherente en la que una cierta desidia y una inercia un tanto perezosa se aprecia durante todo el disco, que comienza de forma sobresaliente con I´m so damn tired y He got a job, un tema que acompañan con un vídeo absolutamente irreverente y provocador. A partir de aquí, el Lo-Fi predomina, aunque también podemos encontrarnos con ciertos ramalazos psicodélicos (Floating down a river, P-ast life) o directamente experimentales (A rare hope, Peace be with you). Según reza en su Facebook, su estilo es Confusion-Rock, y desde luego, no pueden tener más razón en su razonamiento, puesto que la diversidad, el caos y una cierta confusión son las principales señas de identidad del grupo. Puedes oír y descargar su disco desde su Bandcamp.

The Symbolick Jews – God is you, my brothers my sisters (2011)

“God Is You begins with a bang, as lazily crashing waves of guitar provide context for a wailing singer who is “so fucking tired”. This is no hazy, bleary-eyed dirge, a la The Beatles’ “I’m So Tired”, but rather the sound of a band waking up, making coffee, plugging in and preparing to rock. The Jews then proceed to launch into a Dadaist/Krautrock workout in the hypnotic “He Got a Job” (which spurned the band’s very first music video, in which everyone pees on each other).
The Symbolick Jews are the paranoid, babbling voices in your head…and this time there are more voices than ever. Frontman Adam Healton shares vocal duties with at least 5 others, which seems to take a bit of pressure off of him, and because of this the whole band sounds like it’s having a lot more fun. In fact, this is their first album that really seems like a true communal effort.
Other noteworthy tracks include “I’m Lucky”, which is a fuzzy, blissed out guitar-driven song about being grateful to wake up next to that special someone, and “I Got To You”, which quite possibly is the band’s catchiest song to date, with “lead” singer Adam’s unique voice blending wonderfully with one of three female singers scattered on this LP. If you’re more into the avant-garde, Symbolick Jews have got you covered with the brief, unclassifiable freakouts “Sly’s Salad Bar”, “A Rare Hope”, and in typically-lengthy album closer fashion, the crazy 14 minute epic “Peace Be With You”.
God Is You certainly rewards repeated listenings, as drummer/producer Brian Davy has seen to it that each track is a dense forest of sound, populated with subtle electronics mixed just low enough so as to make listening with headphones a real treat. My hat goes off to Adam, Brian and the rest of the Symbolick Jews…whoever they are this time around. They’ve crafted a loose-yet-focused masterpiece that few other bands could convincingly pull off. The Symbolick Jews are a wild beast with a heart of gold, and here’s hoping they’ll never be tamed” (theinformedconformist.blogspot.com)

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20 abril, 2011 Posted by | The Symbolic Jews | Deja un comentario

The Symbolick Jews: Can I trust you? (2010)

En uno de nuestros gozosos e interminables viajes por la blogosfera y por el amplísimo universo de publicaciones y portales musicales, nos hemos encontrado de forma absolutamente casual con The Symbolick Jews, una agrupación de San Francisco absolutamente inclasificable y que tienen la libertad sonora como bandera. Reunidos en torno a la figura de los “gemelos” Brian Davy y Adam Healton, The Symbolick Jews es una formación constantemente cambiante, en la que cada miembro que pasa por ella aporta su grano de arena en el concepto y el sonido del grupo. Una banda de freakies que lo mismo pasa del Garaje-Lo-Fi a la experimentación sonora, que al Pop floreado y psicodélico. Lo mejor es que les oigas aunque sea un ratillo -una sobreexposición auditiva sin duda debe resultar perjudicial- en su Bandcamp. Lo mejor de todo es que poseen una increíble capacidad de creación/edición de discos que haría temblar al mismísimo Beck. En su Bandcamp puedes dar buena cuenta de todos los álbumes que llevan editados ¡tan sólo en lo que va de año! Amigos de la anarquía sonora, ésta es vuestra banda.

The Symbolic Jews – Can I trust you? (2010)

“I talk with Adam and Brian from The Symbolic Jews who are releasing a new album entitled “Can I trust You“, you can preview the album HERE and also download a bunch of their other albums on their Bandcamp page.

SICK OF THE RADIO- How would you describe your sound??

ADAM: Confession Rock

BRIAN: Chameleon Popck

SICK OF THE RADIO-Your sound seems to have no restriction’s, you have even utilized auto-tune when most people would think that dudes like you guys would despise that sound. Tell us about your new album ‘Can I trust you’ you say its going to be a mix of lil wayne and oxbow???

ADAM:We’ve gone through a lot of band members of the year or years we’ve been together. Each new line-up would produce a completely different sounding band. And rather than try and preserve a certain “sound” I just say fuck it, as long as it’s fun to play. As long as it challenges the listener or audience member, makes em feel awkward or scares them just a little bit. That’s fun.

BRIAN: “Can I Trust You?” is going to be an oversensory assault of unnecessary extrasensory bleeps and blops followed by uncomfortably familiar ground and will continue to fuck with your senses not necessarily in this order.

SICK OF THE RADIO-Any cool bands you like within the San Fran area??

ADAM: The Snails, this crazy guy that plays violin at Civic Center Station. He’s fucking brilliant, even if it turns out he’s not crazy and just ripping off hipsters.

BRIAN: Base of Bass, Planet Booty

SICK OF THE RADIO– What are you guys listening to right now??

ADAM: 13th Floor Elevators’ Bull of the Woods. We’re def covering Livin’ On off that album. Also Fang and Rudimentary Peni. They’ve really grown on me. There’s a hella rudimentary Peni-sounding song on the new record, that’s no accident.

BRIAN: Husker Du, Emeralds, The Symbolick Jews, Clutchy Hopkins, X, Acid Mother’s Temple

SICK OF THE RADIO-Tell us where we can get some of your releases?

ADAM:From me at our shows.

BRIAN:For Free on our bandcamp page!, http://thesymbolickjews.bandcamp.com

SICK OF THE RADIO-Any cool stories while on tour? I see you guys have and upcoming tour starting this November, and it looks like you are venturing out to places like Texas and New Orleans, is this the farthest from S.F. that you have ever played??

ADAM: I met my girlfriend’s family on our last tour to Southern California. They watched us play songs like “I dissapointed my parents by becoming a drug addict” and still welcomed me with open arms. Thank god! I thought that was gonna be a deal breaker. This next tour we’re shooting for New Orleans. I figure if the reception up north and down south is any indication, we should go over real well. The farthest I’ve ever played is for a church service in Cambodia. The Khmer people rule! They can really jam. I hope our band can play Southeast Asia soon. Over there they know what freedom really means.

BRIAN: Our van broke down on the way to L.A., we stayed the night on a military base and got lost getting out in the morning.. not too much to tell haha, but maybe i’m forgetting things. Texas is the farthest I’ve ever played” (sickoftheradio.com)

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25 agosto, 2010 Posted by | The Symbolic Jews | 2 comentarios

   

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