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Jubjoté

by J.P. Shilo

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J. P. Shilo - Jubjoté

Featuring the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ

Enigmatic multi-instrumentalist J.P. Shilo emerges from the shadows to present Jubjoté, a beautifully esoteric live reimagining of the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ.

Best known for his work with legendary Melbourne band Hungry Ghosts, as well as contributions to classic albums by Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey, Adalita, The Triffids and the Blackeyed Susans, Shilo’s unique musicianship is world-renowned. Here he lends his magic touch to the grand organ, guitar, synthesiser, electronics, sound collage and spoken word to produce a work of singular artistic vision.

Guided by the eternal motion of the Shepard Tone, the listener is plunged beyond the comfort of normalcy to consider a shifting subject position that cannot escape the churn of cultural progress. As L.J. Spruyt’s cover art suggests, Jubjoté invokes a reckoning with multiple concurrent realities. Shilo’s Grand Organ is by turns elegant, sick, beautiful and decrepit.

Backed for this live performance by Hungry Ghosts violinist & co-conspirator T. J. Howden, Shilo leads the capacity Town Hall audience through oscillations of neoclassical focus, wild-eyed psychedelia and avant-garde fragmentation.

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released June 25, 2021

J.P. Shilo - Grand Organ, Nylon & Electricity Guitars, Voice, Piano Strings & Tape Manipulation

T. J. Howden - Violin, Bowed Cymbals, Field Recordings, Metal Percussion

Recorded by Andrew Robinson
Live engineering by George Kailis
Mixed by Myles Mumford at Rolling Stock Melbourne
Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio Melbourne
Curated and produced by Miles Brown
Front and inner photography by L.J. Spruyt
Design by Luke Fraser

All tracks © J.P. Shilo 2020

The music on the album was commissioned by the City of Melbourne

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