Titled Holowez, the album, the press release states, is "a creative negotiation between a sonic document of actual events and its human memory" and was recorded over a three-month stint in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016. The production of the record, which included distilling down over 40 tracks to an album-length format, followed shortly after, with Jakob crafting a picture in his mind of his time there, as he explains:
"I started to build an imaginary world in my head, a mixture of what I documented with my photos, all types of latent impressions and, of course, my memories. It was as if I was creating a different take on reality, and this reflected in the music."
Holowez is an introspective, immersive, and utterly original body of work, one that transports the listener to a half-remembered, otherworldly version of Johannesburg in 2016.
In support of the release, which you can pick up here, Jakob has offered up album cut "Nineeshiny" as today's XLR8R download, available via WeTransfer below.
The follow up to Holowez, released last month, can be found here.
Due to issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.