Media Jeweler $99 R/T Hawaii on LP
$99 R/T Hawaii is the debut LP from Santa Ana, California based Media Jeweler, a largely instrumental 7-track effort which aims to capture the relentless restlessness of being alive on the increasingly weird and overstimulating planet. It was recorded and mixed in a casual and really quite nice three-day session during the dawn of spring at Machines with Magnets by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza (Battles, Lighting Bolt). It was mastered by XOQ (Liars, Factory Floor, Martin Gore).
"Media Jeweler expertly build to that point, though, particularly via the "Untitled" interlude, in which two vocal tracks alternate the titles of the pair of songs it precedes. "Looking back," "Looking glass," and "Back Glass" all spin around in equal measure, reinforcing the impulse that you could just as easily work your way back to the beginning as push forward. Even at just 23 minutes, $99 R/T Hawaii hides plenty of little flares of genius worthy of multiple listens." -
Consequence Of Sound