Postcards From Jeff - Modern Language (2015)Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
    Quality: lossless
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit
    Source: CD
    Artist: Postcards From Jeff
    Title: Modern Language
    Label, Catalog: Alien Boutique Records
    Genre: Indie Pop, Electronic
    Release Date: 2015
    Scans: not included
    Size .zip: ~ 284 mb




    Postcards From Jeff - Modern Language (2015)
    01. Suburban Girl [04:51]
    02. Japanese Man o' War [04:30]
    03. A House [05:09]
    04. Tired Wings [03:53]
    05. Goddess of the Sun [02:11]
    06. Modern Language [06:43]
    07. Samaritans [04:40]
    08. Wide Eyed Wonder [03:01]
    09. Lay Low [04:00]
    10. Awake [05:02]



    Its true that from humble beginnings come great things. Whilst the self-titled debut EP from producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Postcards From Jeff received love and attention for its meticulously composed outsider sound of one mans stream of consciousness, debut album Modern Language is a bold, cinematic statement that puts Postcards From Jeff in his most extroverted role yet.
    Modern Language explores the hyper connected world we all live in, how we communicate with one another, and how misunderstandings and misgivings affect our lives, reveals Postcards From Jeffs alter ego Joss Worthington. It's the voice of someone trying to make sense of a dizzy and disorientating world but optimistic that things are going to work out in the end.
    Whilst Modern Language has moments that recall the full-sized 80s pop production which captured Worthingtons attention during his formative years (like the New Order-tinged Samaritans), its the wild imaginations of big screen greats that also informed the albums vivid nature. Tired Wings reflects a penchant for the skilled soundtracks of Angelo Badalamenti, David Torn, and Alexandre Desplat, whilst further influences include David Lynch (Suburban Girl is a direct reference to Twin Peaks character Laura Palmer), the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren whilst filming The Birds, and Jonathan Glazers sci-fi thriller Under The Skin.
    I always like to invent a world for the songs to live in so I'm always creating visual images in my mind to accompany the lyrics, Worthington explains of directing the albums widescreen opulence. It helps to see lyrics as little movies although they are always more abstract than that.
    Helping to visualise Modern Languages concepts, Postcards From Jeff turned to kindred spirit and Brighton-based filmmaker-photographer Steve Glashier (Primal Scream, Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, and Julliette Lewis). As with Glashiers Wim Wenders inspired video for previous Postcards single Awake, what started as a simple musical project soon took on a life of its own. I started talking about visual ideas with Steve early on, recalls Worthington. We had conversations about how we could create a world that represented the albums emerging themes... the loose narrative of Steves videos has formed a kind of abstract concept movie accompanying the record.
    As fantastical as any Tinstletown tale, Modern Languages melodic twists and turns are played out by a full cast of characters. Sometimes tragic, at other times beautiful, each eyelash flutter or slow walk along a dark hallway is marked with romance and grandeur through a simple guitar strum or drum roll.




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