Put the name aside, however, because Jaku is still fraught with delicious tension. Live shakuhachi flute, Kodo drums, turntable jabs and free jazz piano all punctuate his melancholic, melodic laments. Def Jux alums Mr. Lif and Aesop Rock contribute weighty verses to two tracks that are fueled by a slightly off-time rim shot, and hefty yet still spry dubby boom-bap. Jaku is a musical film noir done with samurai composure and yakuza flair, an elegantly ominous, cinematic multi-culti melange.
-- Tony Ware
DJ Krush plays Vinyl Sat., Oct. 23, 9 p.m. $15.
Great article Carlton!! Can't wait...see you there!
Clearly they make you like feel the music bro
son of the moon
These guys are fantastic...great performers who put on a wonderful show. .thoroughly enjoyed it.☆☆☆
I have been a a BIG fan of Flynt Flossy, and his crew since Fried…