Blk Jks / Zol!
Album: Zol!   Collection:General
Artist:Blk Jks   Added:Jun 2010
Label:Secretly Canadian  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-09-19 Pull Date: 2010-11-21
Week Ending: Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 31 Oct 24 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26
Airplays: 1 2 1 3 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 11, 2010: Abra's Airwaves
4. Oct 27, 2010: panic...
Mzabalazo (Demo)
2. Nov 06, 2010: lost and found
Mzabalazo (Demo)
5. Oct 22, 2010: Everyday Commotion
3. Oct 31, 2010: the seductardation
6. Oct 21, 2010: Stoner Wall

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2010-09-11
From South Africa this band sounds far more western than African, but the influence of their homeland permeates in a very interesting and unique way, if unexpectedly. Some of this has a strange 80’s tone, some a near Pere Ubu or Pop Group urgency and dissonance, but all of it is inexplicable besides calling it pop or rock or some other pidgeonhole. Cool stuff, give it a try.

1) upbeat, danceable, 80’s chorused guitar appears with vocals, pensive
2) guitar arpeggio and funky bass appears along with the afropop sentiment, echoey and trippy midway
3) afropop solidifies on this track, straight up funky trippy rock with vocals, looped guitar lines straight out of Rhodesia
4) strange desperate rock feel, afropop is dropped for a near low fi production feel, then it slips away into a smarmy exotica thing, weird and cool but afropop too, epic breaks, bridges and ending for sure
5) bouncy and peppy in an afropop way but heavy too, huh?

Track Listing
1. Iietys   3. Zol!
2. Bogobe   4. Paradise
  5. Mzabalazo (Demo)