The debut release by the Brno-based sonic subverter Jacques Kustod is aptly entitled ‘First Year’ EP even though Andrej / Jacques is far from a self-conscious beginner. His production displays confidence and skill that a seasoned musician could easily become envious about. Introspective yet comprehensible, dancey but intelligent, experimental yet accessible, ‘First Year’ features five tracks – sonic journeys whose length oscillates between three and almost eight minutes proving that Jacques is in it for the long run.
The two ‘Diary Loops’ see him at his most adventurous incorporating random piano samples and field recordings from his adopted Moravian city Brno. All this wrapped in a melancholic veil of sonic nostalgia that remains utterly modern. ‘First Year’ EP is out now as a free release. You can download it here.
Published September 02, 2011.