FKJ has been dropping masterpieces, one after the other, but now the addition of Toro Y Moi has truly made the best even better.
Like a good afternoon tea, “A Moment of Mystery” has layers and a natural cohesion that makes it as tasteful as it is complex. FKJ is no stranger to creating tracks that seem simple on the surface but the deeper you go and the longer you stay the more interesting and intricate it gets.
“A Moment of Mystery” is complex to the interested ear and beautifully simple for the relaxed one.
FKJ gives us an introduction to their album, VIncent, with this bubbly synth electro track that makes me wanna pop every track on the upcoming album.
Like a menagerie of bubbles in a bath, FKJ gives us a soundscape that not only floats and mesmerizes with soft synth electro and hovering vocals but also gives us a pop sensibility with an infused electro drum clap that goes higher and higher until it finally collapses under the jazz base of the track (the piano outro is awesome).
I only recently discovered my true love for FKJ after I had rewatched their piano instrumentation for CALM (the app) and I am so happy to hear them again.
FKJ’s “Way Out” is a jazz-infused electro track that is a dip into a deep galactic universe of escapism.
It’s almost like a wormhole how this track just pulls you into its aesthethic. It takes you into this warpy little jazz space with its keys playing over everything, but isn’t afraid of remindig you exactly what you’re listening to – a chillwave ambience that settles into your skin.
I also love how understated this track is – it’s not showing off it know exactly what it is and it plays to its strenghts extremely well.
FKJ has delivered an artsy and immensely enjoyable little chill track.
Don’t let the slow start of this one phase you. At 0:38 it opens up into a beautiful jazzy future soul song that would easily confuse the casual listener for a Tom Misch or FKJ original.
CALUNDÉ is from The Netherlands. And is as is often the case with talent like this, he’s young: a fledgling at only 20-years-old. As if I wasn’t feeling older already, knowing that someone roughly half my age can pull off a song like this is, well, humbling. I clearly have to step my game up if I’m ever going to graduate from the acoustic guitar.