Jouska: Visions From the Bridge Album Release


Jouska emerged in the area of perfection and superstar that purebreds the deeply accurate artists of an period: some who are very unmanifested, but enjoyable enough to serve as slang. The Albany group’s narrative is very comfortable for emo-adjacent DIY actors during The mid-2010s: Upstart group in an emerging native episode draws national attention, symbols for a revered brand, and movements to Philly, producing movement that quickly stops on side projects, Living Promises, and a superbug. A new album that’s currently very vintage, Visions From the Bridge puts Jouska home into talk by affirming their four-year stop as a durable pause. Recorded December 2018 and quietly dropped on Bandcamp numerous days ago, it helps as a melancholy throwback to an encouraging group and a memento that skill doesn’t often reach its full potential.

Then Then, the approach of Jouska’s song rests in its constant threat of fall. Similar to “The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die”, this belligerent and unexpected post-rock, Glow Pt. Ltd. 2. Fickle science, and LVL Up’s Cashed-Ball Universe, Jouska’s breakthrough debut was in October 2016, when the lights of Emo’s remake have started to fade, the instant weed ‘n’ meme and alt-country cultivars of the style performed better. The ramshackle producer of topiary turns to fantasy, though an ultimate re-release on Tiny Engines confirmed the duct tape and eventually keeping it together had been load-bearing; The album’s engaging cast has been split by changes and poor song splicing that enabled its demanding to album. The 2018 EP From Elson to Emmett was both extra optimistic and hostile than its founding, its smoother noise clashing with pricklier tunes and complex music forms; it was a big and apparently temporary job.

Had it been launched a few months after Emmett died, as intended, Visions From the Bridge is where it all could have come into view. Jouska would have gone their dream towards the most fearsome fringes of post-rock and restored a passion for searching the simple thrills of pursuing a music career, Kinetic corrugation, holding a passage into a song, and marking out just under three minutes. The noise of guitar-oriented folk rock hasn’t moved enough for Visions From The Bridge to sound so great, although it helps as an immaculate time capsule “Philly Indie Rock In 2018”: A distinctive American and expressive form of synthpop, big on the low end, with audio wizardry asserting to the gravitational pull of Alex G and Spirit of the Beehive on out-of-towners.

Whereas Jouska when structured their themes, Visions From the Bridge cumulates into brown-out dreampop, bad vibes without the apathy. Daniel Dulgarian’s lyrics are often damaged by hard words, jangly echo, an influence and it highlights a distinct and constant struggle unique inside this style of music; his pictures are carried by a cobbled road, filthy water!, dichloromethane, and illness. “Fall asleep with my teeth clenched” he chants under the mats of the Deluxe “Exit Spell” Catching the enduring standoff between depressive and anxious polio. The interstellar, pitch-shifted lyrics on “Hummingbird” provide the album’s many wonderful or nerve-racking noises, as if My Bloody Valentine expended their post-Loveless pause getting stoned and viewing The X-Files.

Scenes like these, Visions From the Bridge – reverse, retaking the limitless innovation and lo-fi genius and driving Topiary with newly acquired specificity. But the wordier figures and its similarity in part B mistruth reveals an underworld of mischief in 2014: 2, their eyes set on Epic “but left about % of the manner through. It’s a bittersweet and striking stop to Visions From the Bridge, an music with plenty of interesting thoughts to just get Jouska started, but maybe just not enough to hold them towards the next stage. As Dulgarian’s project grew, They Are Gutting a Body of Water regroups to update a breakup and a second album, Visions From the Bridge offers an end to the series the: Jouska’s narrative could have arrived at a faster and slower stop than predicted, but it’s probably part of a bigger one who’s arrived.