20 Jul 2020
Circuit Sweet say some words about J. Zunz
Hibiscus is the strikingly confident and singular second album from J. Zunz, the solo reinvention of Lorena Quintanilla – better known up until this point as one half of Mexican duo ‘Lorelle Meets The Obsolete.’ Upcoming on Rocket Recordings on the 21st August across all formats, the album is preceded by the lead single “Y” and a powerful video inspired by the artwork of Helena Almeida.
Hibiscus marks a move on sonically from earlier comfort zones in Lorena’s work (check, Silente from 2017) into minimal electronics, hypnotic repetition and compelling trance states, arriving at a soundworld in which cyclical synth patterns, eerie ambient textures and cathartic vocal exhortations coalesce into a beguiling atmosphere of otherworldly intensity. Although some might hear echoes amongst these songs of the like of Angelo Badalementi’s ghostly raptures, the bleak epiphanies of Nico’s Marble Index or Fifty Foot Hose’s spare sci-fi psychedelia, both the approach and the resulting tapestry here are Lorena’s and hers alone....
Read the res here: Circuit Sweet