Bristol band Jilk share their most collaborative album as a collective
Sunday 10th September 2017 | Lilly
Leftfield and experimental label Project Mooncircle release the new album from Bristol band JILK. Entitled Joy In The End.
Following on from their EP In Need Of Tess, Joy In The End comes out worldwide on limited handmade postcards (including a download code), available now!
Band members Jonathan Worsley, Cags Diep, Terry Owen and Neil Gay have shared the ideation process every step of the way, releasing their most beautiful set of compositions yet. Through an apocalyptic narrative, the album explores themes of hope found in desolation and the eventual and inevitable cyclical return of loss and joy. An album for the current worrying times as well as the personal joys that can combat those worries.
This is Jilk’s most collaborative effort as a collective to date. The influences and styles are eclectic; strings, guitars, synths, brass, voice, percussion, noise, concrète and glitch meet to create an overwhelmingly alluring set of compositions. Delicate electronic textures frame neo-classical arrangements while heart-wrenching vocals and guttural bass lines drive the album forward through 11 tracks of folktronic, drone based walls of sound.
In an attempt to best capture their influences, Jilk created a mixtape (which can be found on their Soundcloud page) that gives listeners an idea of how they got to this sound. The mix includes Stars of the Lid, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thomas Knack, Tortoise, Prefuse 73, Mogwai, Talk Talk, Radiohead, DNTEL, Xela, David Bowie and Susumu Yokota.
“We’re so happy with this as a release because it's so personal. We made it in our homes, recorded it, produced it, mixed it. Many hours of furrowed brows and tired ears. It has something from all us in there and is truly a document of what you can do with a lot of heart and not much money,” say Jilk about the forthcoming album.
Catch Jilk at their album launch on the 15th of September at ‘The Cube’ with Mesadorm and Kayla Painter.
Stream one of the album cuts, 'Green Creepers' below: