JuJu Exchange, The / JazzRX
Album: JazzRX   Collection:General
Artist:JuJu Exchange, The   Added:Apr 2023

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-06-10 Pull Date: 2023-08-12 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Aug 6 Jun 18
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 03, 2023: Virtually Happy
Prelude, Smile Again (Ft. DIXSON)
2. Jun 17, 2023: Virtually Happy
Pulse https://thejujuexchange.bandcamp.com/album/jazzrx

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2023-05-01
Pleasant mostly-instrumental jazz, would mix well with Sufjan Stevens. Concept is listeners ask for music to help with what they’re going through and the band responds with musical treatments, 1-2 minutes long. Simple production. All tracks decent. Favorites: 6, 11, 20, 27.
1. mellow dreamy, happy drowsy feel. Short instrumental teaser
2. Pentatonic? Shamisen? Japanese feel. Autumnal. Tentative opening, piano-jazz closing
3. Spoken intro for next track
4. Abstract snippets of themes and beats, motivational, short
5. Pleasant augmented 7ths (just making that up) gets into a groove- enjoyable but feels like they’re on autopilot
6. Vocals fade in & welcome addition to the music, which continues on theme from previous track- mellow synths and sax. Upbeat ear-worm, comes together, deconstructs & reassembles itself.
7. mellow swelling sounds, like backwards tape mixed with forward piano
8. synth and trumpet, upbeat, like a science center accompaniment
9. guitar noodling loop builds up, then vocal and bird samples. Like a Postal Service outtake.
10. Children’s song vibe, like the title says, hand clapping-like percussion, no words.
11. cool slow beat, lightens up
12. mellow jazz chords, about 30 seconds in full band joins
13. new age noodling on metallic synth warbles
14. 0:09 vocal intro to next track
15. Loose and easy
16. Electro-jazz picks up in pace
17. Struck bowls in “crystal shop” intro, then piano mixes, takes over.
18. 0:06 intro to next track
19. Anxious backwards-sounds, piano trills
20. Full, driving sound
21. Sparse, words “why must we fall”
22. Interesting samples, curious dream music
23. gentle, uplifting (and at 3:40 the longest)
24. lilting piano loops
25. dreamy massage interlude
26. trumpet dream
27. takes the theme from previous track and turns it into a pretty song with smooth male vocal
28. uplifting and stumbling at the same time, it works.

Track Listing
1. Soothed   15. Fecundity
2. Convo   16. Inauguration Ball (Ft. Derrick Hodge)
3. Living Room Prompt   17. I Just Know
4. Living Room   18. Meadower Prompt
5. Endings Beginnings   19. Meadower
6. Always Here (Ft. Akenya)   20. Transition & Waiting
7. Low & Behold   21. Fall
8. Green From Grey   22. Resilience
9. Back Again (Ft. Verner)   23. Issa Ballad
10. Children's Song   24. More Than A Memory
11. Pulse   25. Serenity Room
12. Humm   26. Prelude
13. Nearly   27. Smile Again (Ft. DIXSON)
14. Fecundity Prompt   28. Reprise