No Joy - Motherhood-LP-Joyful Noise Recordings- JNR340LPC1-Muckypeg records

Motherhood
No Joy

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Artist : No Joy
Album : Motherhood
Label : Joyful Noise Recordings
Release date : August 21st 2020
Vinyl colour : Neon Violet LP
Catalogue Number : JNR340LPC1
Barcode : 0753936905757

Tracklisting

1. Birthmark
2. Dream Rats
3. Nothing Will Hurt
4. Four, Ageless
5. Why Mothers Die
6. Happy Bleeding
7. Signal Lights
8. Fish
9. Primal Curse
10. Kidder

Coloured Neon Violet Vinyl + comes with download code.

No Joy’s relentless sonic permutations are evidence of front person and principal songwriter Jasamine White-Gluz’s insatiable desire to grow.

For No Joy’s first full length in five years, White-Gluz took what she learned from synthesis, reincorporated guitars, and produced an album that is not a departure from No Joy’s early shoegaze, but a stylistically omnivorous expansion that ekes into trip hop, trance and nu-metal. Motherhood is the culmination of years composing outside of her comfort zone, and a return to DIY recording with a leveled-up expertise in production. Throughout the record there are loving nostalgic nods to the records White-Gluz adored on their release twenty years ago--Massive Attack, Sneaker Pimps, No Doubt.

White-Gluz hadn’t read Sheila Heti’s Motherhood when she wrote and titled this record, but when she did, the narrative parallels between the two projects were “like looking into a mirror. Time is critical, and you have to make decisions that are extremely time sensitive and your body doesn’t care,” she explains. “It’s a lot of seeing myself through my mother’s experiences, and the physicalness of a body getting older.”
The album also investigates the implications of her parents’ aging on her role as their child.

Heti’s book’s central conceit is an open-ended pondering of whether dedication to writing is more significant than the desire to have children. No Joy doesn’t definitively answer this existential quagmire, either--how could anyone? Instead, Motherhood is a beautifully dense exploration that proves how thoughtful, thorough music can translate into art that is rich, vast and alive.

Genre: Rock
Style: shoegaze

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