By: Ross Edwards
JayTram's style is some laid-back electronica, alternating smoky groove-sections with psychedelic, spread-out, and occasionally sparse sound forests. Each track resonates like a digital vinyl that hisses, stutters, and skips, and usually provides some unlikely coherence by being rhythmically eerily familiar. Any semblance of songs is avoided however, as it seems that sections are basically unconnected (except for that they follow each other). The combination of elements is strange, strained, and darkly sexual, and the saturation of noises gives the impression of watching a slowed down schizophrenic somewhat out of focus.
One of the most successful moments is on "The White Blimp," which for its brief appearance sounds like a Kanye West beat on morphine, an effective combination of oblique soul and plodding exhaustion. Also the B-side "Let Go" creates a lo-fi world of blips and overdriven scrapes, and sustained chords that march out boldly like a lost, chaotic parade. Tracks quickly present their ideas, always in confusing bursts of eclectic influences, then float away, quickly to be replaced by a vibe somehow equally spacey. This is a style of electronic music that is not represented elsewhere, as JayTram's music does not say much, but is cluttered.