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Jooj Two (LP)

Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
16-04-2021
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Barcode:
0773871019210
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
MRL192

Description

An iconic Canadian media figure, Sook-Yin Lee is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist and broadcaster who has immersed herself in myriad creative collaborations. Many of them were made with her life partner and frequent co-creator Adam Litovitz, including their 2015 ethereal electroacoustic album jooj. Though Adam passed away in 2019, his work with Sook-Yin lives on with jooj two, an unapologetic dive into playful art-pop and a document of a lost language between lovers. While financial difficulties and external pressures contributed to the end of their romantic relationship, Sook-Yin and Adam remained best friends and creative partners. As he was busy with a soundtrack for Netflix, Adam gave Sook-Yin his blessing to continue working on their second album without him. Increasingly, Adam struggled with anxiety and depression, compounded by a prescription drug dependency that exacerbated insomnia and pain. Tragically, he died by suicide June 16, 2019. Adam's passing was a profound loss for Sook-Yin and so many who loved him. Sook-Yin saw pieces of Adam's irrepressible spirit - as well as the story of their relationship - contained within the music they had recorded for jooj two and was determined to share it with the world. Despite the circumstances surrounding its completion, jooj two is a celebration of life, especially Adam's. Playful experimentalism drives the pair's life-long love of pop music and taps into moments from across the genre's vast history from the warm psychedelic sunshine of "Rumble Like a Stranger" to the neon lit autobahn of "Run Away of Her" and the buzzing euphoria of "Re-Veil." There is intentionality and inherent uniqueness to their songwriting approach that first took shape by Sook-Yin responding to a musical phrase with vocal melodies and stream of consciousness lyrics. Those experiments were transcribed and delightfully interpreted by Adam then returned to Sook-Yin for finessing. The resulting wordplay across 11 enigmatic and accessible tracks, evokes the feeling of a new language being born. jooj two is a fitting collaboration to cap off a lifetime of work together. "... a one woman media arts convergence. One of those truly original people our culture spits out once every generation or so." - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
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