“Your trial and error is error and error…” Québécois trio Men I Trust finally release their long-awaited double album Oncle Jazz (real quick though, cuz you’re probably pronouncing it wrong - it’s ‘on-clay’… you weren’t totally wrong with ‘onk-ell’ though - yup, that’s ‘uncle’ en Francais. God, I mean what a fucking cool name for a record: Uncle Jazz! I actually have an uncle who sends me jazz records though so maybe it’s just me) is here, and it was worth the wait. Their self-titled debut album (more of a compilation, really) was just a little too inconsistent for me, but it seems they’ve found their footing and are now just cranking out bangers. Oncle Jazz has all the cuts we’ve been rinsing on Spotify all summer long (“Numb,” “Say Can You Hear,” “I Hope To Be Around,” “Show Me How,” “Tailwhip”) and a grip of brand new *le joints* that are just as good. There’s 24 songs here for crying out loud! The older tracks are newly re-recorded and chilling; like the same chills you get looking up random YouTube covers of your favorite songs at 3AM circa 2012 (is that also just me?), marveling at the slight imperfections in their breathy cadence, except in this case frontwoman Emma Proulx is both that breathy YouTube girl and the genuine article at once. That’s not even getting into the silver platter of funky slap basslines and atmospheric production that these perfect songs are served on. Also check out “Air,” “Porcelain,” “Pines,” “Found Me,” the wispy “Something In Water” and slinky “Norton Commander.” This is the yellow colored double vinyl edition, housed in glossy gatefold sleeve with full album lyrics and 3 stickers. Recommended.
- yellow colored vinyl
- double vinyl pressing
- gatefold jacket
- includes 4 stickers
- limited edition of 500
- music label: Return To Analog 2019
reviewed by laughable butane bob 11/2019
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