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Album artwork for Fool by Jameszoo

For Mitchel Van Dinther, the Dutch producer known as Jameszoo, a childlike innocence and wonder is the quality that lies at the heart of his debut album, 'Fool', which he calls "naive, computer jazz." Van Dinther emerged from the small town of Den Bosch in the southern Netherlands in the late 2000s. First as a DJ - with wideranging crates of avant-garde jazz, prog and Krautrock, electronic experiments and beat oddities - and then as a producer capable of impressive sonic and rhythmic incongruities. Now Van Dinther joins Brainfeeder with an album that fits right into the label's expanding take on the modern evolution of jazz music. 'Fool' began life as just a simple debut album but soon grew into something more audacious. The primary inspiration behind the album was human limitation and our struggles to achieve which, while depressing on the surface, provided Van Dinther with the necessary burst of inspiration to create work that is both personal and relatable. During the recording process Van Dinther became obsessed with classic early 1970's albums by Steve Kuhn, Arthur Verocai and Robert Wyatt. The melodies, compositions and idiosyncrasies of these works made the young Dutch producer reconsider his approach, moving him away from the colourful, electronic productions he was known for. Across its 11 tracks, 'Fool' plays out Van Dinther's journey to find a musical voice he can be proud of and which can also inspire others. Alongside Verocai, Dafé, and Kuhn, the album features a stellar cast of classical and jazz musicians including pianist Niels Broos, drummers Julian Sartorius and Richard Spaven, bass guitarists Raphael Vanoli and Stephen Bruner (aka Thundercat) and saxophonist John Dikeman. All of these different contributions and approaches are weaved together into a whole by Van Dinther, armed with electronics and naivety. At times coherent, at times seemingly haphazard, the album is always joyful.LP - 180 Gram White Vinyl.

Jameszoo

Fool

Brainfeeder
Album artwork for Fool by Jameszoo
CD

£11.99

Released 03/06/2016Catalogue Number

bfcd059

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Jameszoo

Fool

Brainfeeder
Album artwork for Fool by Jameszoo
CD

£11.99

Released 03/06/2016Catalogue Number

bfcd059

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

For Mitchel Van Dinther, the Dutch producer known as Jameszoo, a childlike innocence and wonder is the quality that lies at the heart of his debut album, 'Fool', which he calls "naive, computer jazz." Van Dinther emerged from the small town of Den Bosch in the southern Netherlands in the late 2000s. First as a DJ - with wideranging crates of avant-garde jazz, prog and Krautrock, electronic experiments and beat oddities - and then as a producer capable of impressive sonic and rhythmic incongruities. Now Van Dinther joins Brainfeeder with an album that fits right into the label's expanding take on the modern evolution of jazz music. 'Fool' began life as just a simple debut album but soon grew into something more audacious. The primary inspiration behind the album was human limitation and our struggles to achieve which, while depressing on the surface, provided Van Dinther with the necessary burst of inspiration to create work that is both personal and relatable. During the recording process Van Dinther became obsessed with classic early 1970's albums by Steve Kuhn, Arthur Verocai and Robert Wyatt. The melodies, compositions and idiosyncrasies of these works made the young Dutch producer reconsider his approach, moving him away from the colourful, electronic productions he was known for. Across its 11 tracks, 'Fool' plays out Van Dinther's journey to find a musical voice he can be proud of and which can also inspire others. Alongside Verocai, Dafé, and Kuhn, the album features a stellar cast of classical and jazz musicians including pianist Niels Broos, drummers Julian Sartorius and Richard Spaven, bass guitarists Raphael Vanoli and Stephen Bruner (aka Thundercat) and saxophonist John Dikeman. All of these different contributions and approaches are weaved together into a whole by Van Dinther, armed with electronics and naivety. At times coherent, at times seemingly haphazard, the album is always joyful.LP - 180 Gram White Vinyl.