Athens, GR based visual and musical artist Jar Moff returns with one of his most powerful releases yet. Out on Berlin’s experimental Pan Records, Financial Glam contains two tracks (each around 24 minutes long) which showcase the artist’s staggering abilities ranging from samples and layered compositions to aggressive free jazz. Perhaps it’s Moff’s hometown of Athens seeping into the tracks, but this is a distinctly dark and chaotic record with a very dystopian feel. One could argue the title is a not so subtle reference to Greece’s economic problems, but there is certainly an ominous and dysfunctional feel that pervades the often bleak soundscapes.
Building off last year’s companion release “Commercial Mouth”, Moff has struck a nice balance, proving that he is influenced by and respects his experimental forebearers, while paving his own way at the same time.
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