One of the definitions of apocalypse according to Dictionary.com is “a prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil.” Jazzboy jumped all over the word revelation and that turns out to be a case of good triumphing over evil, or over bad music at least.
After listening to the single “Jazzapocalypse”, from the forthcoming EP due to be released June 5, I came up with my take on this song. I think it sounds like Jon and Vangelis creating music on a keytar and an Atari 2600 and I mean that to be flattering because I like Jon and Vangelis, especially “Friends of Mr Cairo” and lots of decent songs were composed on the Atari 2600 and it paved the way for the synth-driven sounds of the 90’s raves and current music such as Jazzboy’s Jazzapocalypse. Jazzboy muses, “To me, it’s depicting the alien-like feeling of a new self, growing under your skin and bursting out unexpectedly, painfully. The death of a soul, and the birth of a new one.”
The video that compliments the song Jazzapocalypse, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG0-N_JMpcI1HEoS8DTafPQ takes place in a cluttered bedroom within a larger building. I’ll let Jazzboy explain it to you. “The idea for the video was to illustrate the feeling of an inner-apocalypse, in a fantasy-like, Shakespearian fashion. It’s the violent tale of a dying butterfly witnessing the birth of a brand new one. It’s about metamorphosis, cycles of love, death and rebirth.”
Did I like the music and video” I am not big on video’s in general but I was OK with this one, but hey, my favourite video is from 1986, Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel.
Did I like the song? I listened to it easily 30 times and it grew on me a bit more with each listen. I still don’t know where the jazz in Jazzapocalypse comes from but this is decent synth-pop and can be listened to 30 times without hating it.
New single ‘Jazzapocalypse’ will be available on DSPs from April 27th and the EP of the same title is due for release June 5th. Do your ears a favour and listen to this music, it may not be jazz but it is darn good music.
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