After a cracking debut over a year ago, the wondrous shade of Jilk once again falls over the Project Mooncircle imprint, this time guided by an even more bleak set of sounds and textures. Entitled Joy In The End, the LP opens with a startling set of drones which swiftly morph and build into something a lot more concrete. The thing is, there is no one genre which shapes this LP; it's made up of a many different components and styles which are housed and tamed beautifully by Jilk. Soft drum machine beats, meandering ambient soundscapes and placid voices make for a deeply pleasing listen which bursts into life with each new listen.
More organic-electronic wizardry from the excellent Project: Mooncircle! This time newcomer Kidkanevil and label favourite Daisuke Tanabe join forces to produce one of the most intriguing concoctions of snippets and noises we've heard in a while. Every track emanates a stunning DIY aesthetic, merging beautiful harmonics with blends of disorganised crackles and pops, such as "School Chimes", a perfect unison between earthly sonics and delicate notes. "Sgstep" is another marvel, an almost UK bass sound being devoured by unexpected bleeps; whereas more downtempo numbers like "Ghostboy" and "Ghostgirl" represent the more chimerical side of the duo. One of the standout moments however, comes from the deranged beat layouts of "Cherry Chimes", another bass-laden trip through aquatic synths and filtered tenors.