After releasing two incredibly dense, emotive and experimental albums in the last couple of years – I recommend you listen to Let it Happen and What Now? , Jon Bap is back with his most experimental, left-field project yet. A pure spiritual jazz album, Jon Bap delves into the world of psyched-out experimentation and sonic unrest.
From the frantic rhythms and abstract drumming on ‘The Interdependence of Everything,’ to the Michael Jackson Jam-era grooves on Queen Chimera Pt.1, the diversity in the sonic landscape of this album makes it dynamic and interesting to listen to. The second half of the project is filled with futuristic, off-kilter and bizarre grooves. ‘My House’ sounds like something Talking Heads would make in the year 2047, and ‘My Machine (Digs a Hole)’ sounds like some futuristic electronic, neo-funk music. He channels Jimi Hendrix on ‘Yesterday Had Vigor’ and experiments with trap sounds on ‘Free Trap Etudes.’
What’s crazy is that Flying Lotus followed Jon Bap on Twitter not too long ago, which was huge for the young musician from Dallas, Texas.
wait yall…im bout to cry. flying lotus just followed me…yall dont even know. flylo is prolly the main reason i sound how i sound
— Yesterday’s Homily (@jon_bap) August 10, 2017
Jon Bap’s artistry reminds me of Cosmogramma-era Flying Lotus. The fearlessness in experimenting with abstract sounds, unorthodox drumming patterns, freaky jazz solos is something I haven’t heard in an album for years. This is pure avant-garde sonic bliss.
Jon, if you’re reading this, I just want you to know that what you did with this album in particular is so mind-bending, so innovative, so authentic and poignant that the only way to describe you is as a genius.
Listen to Jon Bap’s Yesterday’s Homily on Bandcamp below and please support this this music, I can’t stress this enough.