Wednesday, June 25, 2008

JUJU: Windtorn EP


One of the things that I love about the music blogosphere is the sheer amount of completely and hopelessly obscure bands that can be discovered on any given day. Myriad bands are completely unheard of until one person posts a song or an album, and all of a sudden people want to know more about the artist. Well, I wish I could tell you more about this. I really do. I absolutely love this EP. But unfortunately, there is absolutely no information anywhere. Similar to the Auscult EP that Curious Guy posted a little while back, this record is a gloomy gem with no credits whatsoever. Perhaps somebody out there can help solve the mystery of who recorded this, and where, and if they recorded anything else. I do know that it was released in 1989 on Rakish Records. . The music is nice and dark and very minimalistic. My favorite is Silent in the Shadow of the Sun, a slow-paced gloom-wave classic; Alkanet and Ashodel are also very good.

The songs are:

1. Malicious Iris
2. Silent in the Shadow of the Sun
3. Alkanet
4. Ashodel
5. Beloved Moonbeams
6. Goddess

Click here to download the record.

10 comments:

Capa Nostra said...

Great post! Awesome sounds from a very enigmatic band.

Thank you.

oldskool said...

Excellent. Sounds like 1981 or 1982. By far the most similar thing I know is the first Flue album. Fantastic songs, always keeping the interest level high with small changes, good voice.

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Could you please re-up this on Rapidshare?

Anonymous said...

Please, please reup this!

Marco GĂ©lido said...

I found this:
http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/juju__80_s_

Markus said...

I discovered your blog only recently, and this EP was posted over two years ago, but I wanted to thank you for making it available. I absolutely love it. Reminds me a lot of Modern English, but in a very good way.

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Anonymous said...

I just found this today. I stumbled on Silent in the Shadow of the sun through youtube luckily. Great EP, its a shame that we don't know anything else of them, but I think it gives the EP even much more darkness.
The unknowness of it kin

Anonymous said...

The 80's were so full of great music! This is very well structured. I love it!!

Anonymous said...

You have all information on discogs. You write JuJu windtorn discogs on google page and you will fall on it. Recorded in 1989, after the battle of post punk (78-84). But not bad. Synth, dark, that's ok.
PS: Sorry for my schoolgirl english, I'm french. JMC