Track Of The Day – Jupiter – C – ‘Birdsong’


After a weekend of near apoplectic rage over a certain somebody getting an alleged 10 million pound state funded send off ( so the state ain’t all bad after all eh?) we needed to chill the f**k out. Which is where Jupiter – C come in

A musical duo hailing from Manchester and Liverpool respectively, Ashiya Eastwood and David Kane arrive in the nick of time to sooth our fevered brow with their spooky, spaced out dead of night beauty.  ‘Birdsong’ seeps into the corners of the brain that remain untouched by sleep like slivers of bright moonlight slicing through the night’s inky blanket.  Dreamlike and full of transcendent beauty, it manages to capture the hallucinatory beauty of insomnia, whilst conveying contrasting emotions of loneliness and companionship, anxiety and comfort.  Which is pretty fucking profound considering it only lasts for two minutes and three seconds.

In fact, they sound so good let’s have another track, from their début demo Ep ‘ Baby is Three,’ the tune below entitled ‘Decrier’ (something we’ve been doing a lot of lately) and it’s has a kind of Twilight Zone meets Spacemen 3 via Massive Attack trip-hoppy- shoegazy vibe.  Hugely impressive!

And here’s a video, which initially starts out as resembling an ATOS fit for work assessment Wink but with a much better soundtrack obviously!


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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