29 Mar 2021

Neolyd reviews DJINN's Transmission

They say:

On the Edge of the Universe: Does Anyone Remember Star Trek V? This is where Kirk and his crew set out to meet God in the centre of space. The end is as outrageous as it is disappointing: God is a fake and the effects are hair-raisingly bad. In the end, the captain sits camping with his two working husbands, roasting marshmallows and singing children's songs. Djinn, too, dare to push the limits of what can be experienced on their second mission, but are far more successful than their colleagues from the distant future. They also sound much better.

Eating popcorn and lounging in an armchair is also not popular here. With “Transmission” the Swedish collective of Hills and Goat members demand a lot from the listener. The mind cannot be opened without physical injuries. In general, Djinn's music can be seen holistically. Mantras, meditations and vibrations combine to create a sound world that cannot be consumed casually. Once again, the legacy of the famous free jazz musician Don Cherry has been the inspiration. His trumpet playing impressed with an extraordinarily intense expressiveness.

On “Transmission” flutes, guitars, percussions and wind instruments come together to form a seething mixture that is difficult to put into words in its entirety. Djinn clearly follow the freak-folk and psych-jazz greats from the 60s and 70s, but as a matter of course they keep opening new doors. The listener can expect a sound experience that is as complex as it is carefree. A journey into the self: to where no one has been before.

See the piece here: Neolyd