In every possible way, the Jobanshi album, Koko mesmerizes all five senses. If Erick Mertz Author had an unofficial soundtrack for this dreary final chapter of winter it may be this album.
What I like about Koko is how many distinct places the sixteen tracks (which are relatively short for ambient music) travel in a succinct amount of time. Some evoke images of nature. Others effervesce cold and technological scenes. The sound travels from space station to rain forest in the flutter of a heartbeat.
I can get lost in this album. The tracks bleed in and out like rain streaking down a water color painting. Over this year that I’ve put this Jobanshi album as regular background music for writing, I’ve never had the same experience twice. Jobanshi has crafted something like a recurring dream. Each listen may be relatively similar to the last, but it reveals something different at the same time.
Bedlam Tapes is among the best sources of music for writing I have found on the internet. No surprise this album is featured on Bandcamp in their massive trove of music. The album is labeled electronic and experimental, which makes sense, but there are also some nonsense terms like “ghost tech” and “field recordings”.
Whatever the genre, Koko builds a trance like state. It is the perfect waking dream for your writing time.
You can download the album by Jobanshi here on Bandcamp. Want to know maybe the best part? It’s free.
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