Jay-Jay Johanson’s 1996 debut Whiskey gets a twentieth anniversary reissue thanks to WORT Records. Vintage trip-hop stylings via the French nation, with a languorous, almost croonerish vocal style. Pick it up on vinyl so you can have skinny Jay-Jay peering out at you from your shelves with that distant stare of his.
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8/10 Jack Customer review, 12th July 2016
Jay-Jay Johanson's first album, Whiskey, is certainly a product of its time: when Portishead-style Bristol trip-hop ruled the earth. Even so, Johanson's plaintive vocals still soar above the scratches and vinyl crackles of "It Hurts Me So" or the more pared-down "The Girl I Love Is Gone." There's something to be said for brevity and being efficient, which this album surely is. If your brain wavelength is in synch with Portishead and Tricky you will fall in love with sophisticated, laid back and mellow sound of this Swedish band.
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