Jody Bigfoot and Tandaro – Duszt
Jody Bigfoot and Tandaro tease out an interstellar sound on the soothing scope of “Duszt”. Impeccable polished production throughout the way they make the beats sing draws heavily from ancient as well as modern traditions. Done with the greatest level of care they ensure that nothing ever feels rushed. Rather, a large part of the joy of the sound comes from the way that they appear to dilate the passage of time, making the listener reflect upon each carefully considered gesture. Their sound is one that features exquisite poetry, both from the careful considered tact of the lyricism to the way that the sounds fold and unfold.
The glow of the sound stuns with its serenity completely on display. Full of so much life the atmosphere revels in its teeming quality, one where the entirety of the texture has a lived-in, loving quality. Beats here too are of the essence as they hit with an emotional resonance, with each one hitting just slightly differently. Lyrics flow from all of this, as they intermingle concepts of Daoism and Zen Buddhism into the fray. Even the video itself draws heavily from Japanese tradition and filmmakers, always ensuring there is a certain respectability to the way that let it all evolve. So much color from the sound and from the film itself further lends it a certain sense of purpose.
With “Duszt” Jody Bigfoot and Tandaro are clearly preparing the sort of future that trap music can have, one that focuses on the self in a way that is deeply reassuring.