Spiritual Sleaze (LP)


Rejoicer

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Yes, Yuvi Havkin, nom de plume Rejoicer, is a producer on Stones Throw records with a fondness for the following: Deep basslines. Jazzy beats. Cheap synthesizers. Dusky production. Lackadaisical vocal turns. And perhaps most tellingly, a fondness for chemically-altered verbiage for song and album titles such as Heavy Smoke. On paper, Havkin fits his musical surroundings almost too well, but is by no means a carbon cutout of other luminaries of the LA beats scene. The Tel Aviv-based producer has a knack for creating electronically manipulated soundscapes with a heavy ‘70s jazz influence, and on Spiritual Sleaze, he has completely come into his own. Taking a page out of Lonnie Liston Smith’s book, tunes like “Pre Memory Circle” strike a precarious balance between jazz and pure ambient. Featuring dreamy, twinkling keys and spacey synths, it remains musically anchored by a shuffling drum loop and walking bassline that keep the groove intact and prevent the song from fully departing into the ether. Even what is ostensibly a pop single in “Up in Flames” is buoyed by intricate keyboard and bell interplay as the main hook. So perhaps that “producer” tag is misleading; too vague to describe his work accurately and separate from his contemporaries. Rejoicer is more an architect of mood. If that’s the case, Spiritual Sleaze is his cathedral.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Moon Hike
Rejoicer 02:41
2.
Pre Memory Circle
Rejoicer 03:42
3.
Song For Spirit Flights
Rejoicer 03:25
4.
Heart Way Or No Way (Chapeau)
Rejoicer 01:52
5.
Up In Flames
Rejoicer , Iogi 03:55
6.
Aura Sight
Rejoicer 03:11
7.
Earth Talk
Rejoicer , Sam Wilkes 02:53


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Crystal Lagoon
Rejoicer 02:14
2.
My Beans
Rejoicer , KerenDun 03:49
3.
The Pride Oh The Pride
Rejoicer 01:48
4.
No Bells Rang That Day
Rejoicer , Nitai Hershkovits 02:57
5.
Lemons
Rejoicer , Jenny Penkin 03:09
6.
Third Eye Jungle Run
Rejoicer 03:02
7.
Eagle In The Lodge
Rejoicer 02:10
8.
There's Time
Rejoicer 01:52

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