Following two laser-focused, trance inducing albums, JOYFULTALK returns with a stunning collection of smudged jazz burners. Combining influences from late 80s M-base music, Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic funk years and his own histories as an outré improviser, Familiar Science warps expectations by inextricably fusing together flipped sampler jamz and live-combo heat. The album spans a vast and varied terrain yet hangs together in a stunning array thanks to composer Jay Crocker’s intricate wormhole production. Add to that his own skewed guitar lines, plus a series of absolutely zoned contributions of scorched earth drumming, elevated flute moods and rarefied sax work, and you’ve got a deep well of rhythm-twisted contemporary jazz.

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