Jacob 2-2 – Herbivore [King Deluxe]
I’m a sucker for Jacob 2-2′s retro futurism. His ability to craft fine beats and synth workouts was what drew me to his work in the first instance. I was on a bit of a Com Truise trip and his stuff felt very similar (but different in many ways).
Loving all the subtle nods to his previous EPs and artwork in this cover too!
So when his new album landed in my inbox today I had to post about it immediately! A fruity mix of all the good things about this style of beat-making and an excellent wee concept to go with:
A common motif found in youth-oriented sci-fi and fantasy films of the 1980′s is the image of the young protagonist, isolated in his/her own playroom. Often he/she is placed under such supervision for purposes of research or quarantine due to psychic powers, alien interaction, or robotic physiology. Alone with toys and televisions, the child is free to create and to consume stimuli from the outside world, but not to interact with it.
Jacob 2-2′s new album Herbivore attempts to re-create this fictional universe, or perhaps an expression of the child’s psychology that extended into adulthood, suspended in an isolated, diminutive, and asexual state, where the only joy is found internally within the imagination.
Dropping on 23rd September, on King Deluxe this one is well worth peeling those eyes and ears for!
Milo De Venus is below in full for you to enjoy!