Jay Jay Johanson is back – and with him his multi-layered, hallucinatory trip-hop melodies. His albums are composed of jazzy drums with subtly placed electronic additions, mysterious sounds, loops and acoustic gimmicks like whistling and finger snapping.
In combination with his melancholic, withdrawn voice, the sum of everything explains why he is often called the Chet Baker of our time in the music scene. Romanticised pain in all its facets also plays a dominant role in the new album and in songs like Lost Forever or We Used To Be So Close. But everyday themes such as the agony of smoking, procrastination and nocturnal insomnia are also sung about. In doing so, the 50-year-old uses piano, trumpet, guitar and sometimes spices it up with samples. Visitors can expect an evening full of quiet hymns to the paradoxes of life.
Thursday, October 26
Doors: 7 pm / Start: 8 pm