Genre : Electronica, Shoegaze
Buy (Vinyl Only !!! Yay !!!)
01. Blanket of Ash
03. Try Me, Mental-A
04. Overhead The Air Waves
05. The King of Nostalgia
06. Circuit Eater
07. The Thin
08. Space Be Gone (Free Digital Bonus)
Jatun is Alan Grosvenor (guitar, keys, bass, loops) and Scott Worley (vocals, keys, guitar, laptop). Alan and Scott met in Portland, OR circa '04, and started writing the songs that would slowly form into the mish-mash of cables, circuits, ivory and alcohol known as "Jatun." They began recording their self-titled debut album in September 2005, and it's been engineered/mixed by Scott & Alan and mastered by Carl Saff of Saff Engineering.
Influenced by an expansive range of artists, genres and styles, Alan and Scott have learned to interpret and appreciate sound from a broad perspective. Such open ears have facilitated an understanding of sonic interplay, and acute attention to arrangement and detail. Armed to the teeth with an arsenal of quality, vintage gear and a penchant for capturing the resultant noises, they craft music thoroughly and thoughtfully. Lush, enveloping and hyper-textured, Jatun's songs blanket themselves around your ears and saturate your head with warm and intoxicating, Orange-tinged tones.
When Jatun's eponymous debut dropped in 2007, dream-pop enthusiasts and headphone purists alike were astounded by its thoughtfully detailed songs and meticulous textures. Subtle, distinct variations embedded in teeming walls of sound egged them on for a louder-than-loud listen. And there was just no denying the nuanced cycles of swarming and distnergrating buzz; conduits for robot melodies.
With Blanket of Ash, Jatun offers up another does of clandestine vocals, heavy layers and unmistakable intensity: A vinyl-only collection of metallic drone and spackjunk beats for the truly frequency-dependent.
"Take all the good things you like about M83, add some Album Leaf, throw in some delicate vocals, record it and play it back through Soundwave (Transformers reference guys) and you have Jatun." -Insound
“…stacked high and densely with melody, soundly sequenced and rarely unengaged." -Cokemachine Glow
"...does the M83 schtick better than M83." -Devil in the Woods
"Jatun creates for the listener an ambient playground that each listener can create his/her own games on, choosing whatever streaming sound to play and wade in next." –Treblezine