I first met Jeremy Kelly at Bottled Smoke back in May and subsequently got to know him via email over the summer. Simply put, he\'s an incredible artist and musician. There\'s a few things you should know... first, he\'s an effects-building wizard. He makes a lot of his own stuff, giving his music unique sounds and textures. Also, he\'s one hell of a guitar player with one hell of a nice guitar. Third, his circuit-bending wizardry also lends its hand to his mighty Doepfer modular synth, which has its tendrils weaved all throughout his debut CD. So keeping all these things in mind, we\'re extremely excited to be offering up Jeremy\'s first proper CD release.
This self-titled effort is a cohesive conglomeration of a dizzying array of styles, recorded beautifully by Ged Gengras (Antique Brothers) with help from Grant Capes ((VxPxC)) out in Los Angeles. Gengras even joins in on saz at one point, concocting a hypnotic Middle-Eastern jam that feels baked in the scorching desert sand. Add in some blues-infused acoustic ragas that throw a nod to Ben Chasny\'s Six Organs of Admittance and glazed walls of analog noise, and you\'re somewhere in the ballpark of this album. It\'s all over the place, but never too far from the path Kelly has laid down for himself. This is some serious magic.