Blk Jks / After Robots
Album: After Robots   Collection:General
Artist:Blk Jks   Added:Sep 2009
Label:Secretly Canadian  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-12-06 Pull Date: 2010-02-07
Week Ending: Jan 17 Jan 10 Dec 20
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 16, 2010: Music Casserole
3. Dec 15, 2009: The Courtesy Flush
Banna Ba Modimo
2. Jan 07, 2010: American Grandstand

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-12-15
BLK JKS, After Robots

Epic cultural mashup party rock from South Africa. So many sounds in each song… from reggae to classic rock to Latin rock to West African guitar picking to Middle Eastern-esque riffs, with occasional hip-hop and soul influences.

No FCCs. Recommended tracks: 1, 3, 9.

1. Baba Maal, Carlos Santana, and a trumpet player from ¡Cubanismo! walk into a bar and proceed to have an impromptu jam sesh. This is the result. [3:46]
2. Classic rock/Beirut/System of a Down/Latin rock/Middle Eastern fiesta. Get it? [5:11]
3. Angsty ballad with haunting piano background. [4:52]
4. Stormy My Morning Jacket-ish rock song. Ends in sonic chaos. [4:08]
5. Rockin’ song. Also, it’s called Taxidermy. Word. [3:48]
6. Soulful extra-terrestrial meditations. Some seriously weird sounds in this track… [7:58]
7. Reggae-esqe with brass, drums, and space-y guitars. Builds to more of a rock sound, with Queens of the Stone Age-esque feel. [4:39]
8. Long instrumental intro, breaks into an emotionally-charged track with atmospheric vocals. End is heavier. [5:19]
9. Sweet African-influenced indie pop-ish track with acoustic guitar and rambling vocals in a language which is not English (Zulu? …hell if I know). Also, he says both “Myspace” and “Facebook” in the song. Oh modernity. [6:32]

Track Listing
1. Molalatladi   5. Taxidermy
2. Banna Ba Modimo   6. Kwa Nquingetje
3. Standby   7. Skeleton
4. Lakeside   8. Cursor
  9. Tselane