21 Aug 2020

J. Zunz album 'Hibiscus' released today

"Both the approach and the resulting tapestry here are Lorena’s and hers alone." Circuit Sweet
"She’s whispering within the pitch black of the secret room" Beats Per Minute
"Hypnotic and beautiful." Overblown
"I’m already impatient for the next album."  Prog Aspect
"Poised to push her further into the flickering floodlights." Raven Sings The Blues
"Intoxicating."  9/10 Backseat Mafia

J. Zunz is the solo reinvention of Lorena Quintanilla - better known up until this point as one half of Mexican duo ‘Lorelle Meets The Obsolete.’  And today sees the release of her new album Hibiscus

There are two ltd edition vinyl versions available – Tropical Swirl can be bought from the Rocket Bandcamp link below or 'Exotic Blue' versions can be picked-up from your local Records shop:

Rocket Bandcamp

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.