New York-based composer and musician JAB aka John Also Bennet is gearing up to release his solo debut album, Erg Herbe, next month via Shelter Press.
The new album follows three collaborative releases last year – the CV & JAB LP Thoughts Of A Dot As It Travels A Surface, a fourth Forma album Semblance for Kranky and Outside The Disc, a new album for his long-running Seabat project with Forest Christenson.
The 7-track record taps into the rich history of New York loft music, recalling downtown artists like La Monte Young, Phill Niblock and Laurie Spiegel. He also cites Takehisa Kosugi, Dominique Lawalrée, Jon Gibson and Pauline Anna Strom as key influences.
Today, we’re streaming ‘A Little Breeze’ the first glimpse of the album and it’s a beautiful and captivating affair. Wonderfully marrying flute and electronic elements this will give you goosebumps.
Speaking about the upcoming LP JAB says “My personality is all over this music”, elaborating that “the goal is to create nice, strange, and thoughtful music that reflects a genuine inner vision of self. I’ve been recording solo music for a long time without releasing any of it because I’m not able to let anything out that doesn’t satisfy this criteria.”
Take a look at the tracklist and artwork below, and pre-order the album here.
1. Planner’s Beauty
2. A Little Breeze
3. Jacob’s House
4. Menu Music For Video Game
5. Distant Patterns
6. Chanterai por mon coraige
7. Erg Herbe