J.R.C.G. is the art-psych solo project of Justin R. Cruz Gallego from Seattle noise punks Dreamdecay. His warped guitar clangs and tumbling tom-heavy drums caught the ear of OSEES’ John Dwyer, who then signed Gallego to his Castleface Records imprint. The result of this noisy union is Ajo Sunshine (pronouned ahh-ho), a new LP due out on 19th November, which promises “an array of exquisitely sharp edges punctuated by kaleidoscopic respites of throbbing warmth and surprising tenderness“. That sounds pretty good to us, and first single ‘Holy Hope‘ more than lived up to the billing.
Today, we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive first listen to its successor, ‘Rainbow’ a strangely contorted buzzing low-end swarm, punctuated with distorted stabs and cascading drums, that falls away into moments that float on dreamy synth zephyrs before plunging head-first back in to the cacophany. Justin explains “In the allure of nostalgia J.R.C.G. stands alone with his futuristic flavor of art rock. Breathing new life into tradition, ‘Rainbow’ is no exception. Sonically dense with rich blown out drums and lush free flowing synthesizer ‘Rainbow’ pushes the genre to a modern edge while nurturing the spirit of Can, Pharaoh Sanders, and Eno/Fripp era collaboration.”
‘Rainbow’ is taken from the forthcoming album Ajo Sunshine, due for release on Castleface Records on 19th November.
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Article by Paul Maps