Spiritual Sleaze, out this Friday 14th February on Stones Throw.
The follow-up to Energy Dreams (2018), Spiritual Sleaze sees the Tel Aviv-based producer and Raw Tapes founder drawing on his spiritual practice for his new collection of songs.
Rejoicer draws on a wider range of influences than ever. He cites Sun Ra and Aphex Twin; Steve Reich and Dabrye; Alchemist and Arvo Pärt; Eric Satie and Wu Tang Clan; Ebo Taylor and Scientist as inspirations for Spiritual Sleaze. The result is an album dense with lush textures, laid-back beats and complex instrumentation that could equally be described as jazz, hip-hop, and ambient without ever being one of those things.
The tension between melodic, easy-listening sounds and Rejoicer’s tendency towards improvisation inspired the album’s sound. Where Energy Dreams was “floaty”, Spiritual Sleaze is more “dirty and bouncy” while holding on to the earlier album’s dreamy, psychedelic vibe.
Rejoicer Live Dates:
22 Feb - Los Angeles, USA - Leaving Records Under The Tree 29 Feb - Tokyo, Japan - Circus Tokyo 9 April - Halle, Germany - Pierre Grasse 11 April - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique 13 April - London, UK - Camden Assembly 15 April - Berlin, Germany - Gretchen