Apparel Music returns this July with a full length LP entitled ‘Psiconautica Vol.1’, by Italian producer Jacky 0.
Jacky 0 is an Italian musician, born in Milan, the budding young producer, now in his early twenties, delivers infectious house and techno grooves infused with organic warmth, achieved through live instrumentation from the man himself. Blending an amalgamation of guitars, bass, drums, piano and ethnic percussion into his compositions. Here Jacky drops his debut LP ‘Psiconautica’, translation, ‘Soul Navigation’, on the ever on-point Apparel Music, joining the likes of Delano Smith, Lopazz, SCSI-9 and John Tejada on the roster.
Opener ‘Psilo’ sets the tone nicely for the LP with its emotive, glitchy vibe, building a cosseting atmosphere, ‘Adrift’ follows in the same ilk with swirling dynamics, ever-evolving melodies and delicate intricacies. While the dark and brooding vibe continues in ‘Zero Degrees’ with heavily manipulated vocals, off-kilter drum programming and baroque structural changes, again creating something rather unique.
The ‘Sun Is Late’ veers things into 4/4 territory and puts an ethereal spin on the direction of the album, with slowly blooming pads and warm chords. ’20 Years Ago’ follows, with broken-beats, lush guitar licks and swirling, psychedelic vocals. ‘Hats and Dogs’ displays 0’s musicality brilliantly, with brilliantly constructed dubbed out guitars, hooky vocals and a profound depth to the record achieved through intense processing of the individual elements.
The latter stages of the album delves deep into a dusty, glitched-out aesthetic with beautiful attributes, whether it be the warm strings of ‘Everything Breaks Too Easily’, fluttering melodies of ‘My Only Chance To Remain Same’ or penetrating subby tones of ‘Rusty Gears’, Jacky 0 consistently delivers a refreshing outlook on electronic music. Closing the release is ‘Deprived Of The Power To Speak Normally’ and ‘Unbreakable Boy’, the first of which focuses on natural instrumentation again with blossoming Rhodes, heavily delayed Piano licks and re-samples vocal snippets, while the latter takes a more electronic approach, opting for a penetrating electronic synth, distortion and an intense structure to close the release in style.
This is an outstanding forward thinking LP from Jacky 0 and more interesting output from Apparel; ‘Psiconautica Vol.1’ is out on Apparel Music 8th July (Digital 5 Tracks), and 29th July (Bandcamp exclusive).
released July 8, 2013
music and words by Giacomo Cella
mastered by Lopazz
image of courtesy by Fannie Faivre
management and booking: Giuseppe D'Alessandro
partner: Joprec Records
promotion: Dispersion PR, Whatpeopleplay
distribution: Juno Records, Wordandsound, Bandcamp
Apparel Music © 2013 - PPL, MCPS Uk
Jacky's web site: www.jacky0.com
Apparel Music web site: www.apparelmusic.com
Jacky's live booking request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Titel Magazine (Freelance)
Really quite a beautiful album this. Almost trance, yet with enough warmth and humanity to enchant.
Will get a review sorted on Plain & Simple for you no problems.
Coverage: Review Confirmed
(Editor): amazing album www.knobsmagazine.com/reviews/jacky-0-psiconautica-vol-1-apparel-music
Tillate Magazine (Features Editor)
Coverage: Interview Feature Confirmed
NSS Magazine (Italy) (Editor)
Chased for feedback
(Editor): Pitched interview feature.
Flicking through tracks during a quick DL session isn't really the way to judge an album like this! So I'll have to get back to youâ€¦
possible review for magneticmag.com
Cool sounds. Need to listen to this high and get back to you :)
Radio E-Volution / Tim Jones
Layo & Bushwacka!
Support! Great music here
Davide & Claudio Dzeta & Basile
Some sick stuff here!
Yannick Labbé Trickski / Innervisions
Beautiful Album!! Perfect Podcast material. THX!!
Listening Now. Thanks x
Adrift is the one for me
Wow... nice stuff. Lot's of interesting tunes in here with it's very own style. NICE!
Only had chance to glimpse through but the album sounds amazing, exactly what I like to listen to outside of mainstream. Great work 9/10 :)
really nice electronica. thanks
wicked album that! nice one! straight in my car!
some great textures here...
got this already
Very exciting music each one, refreshing
very nice. notable sound research in this LP!!!
nice album, will try
Adrift is a nice tune
liking sun is late
Radio - Triangle Fm // Laurent N.
Superb Release with beautiful tracks.
Great Stuff by Jacky 0.
Will play & FULL SUPPORT !!!
Love Sun is Late
sun is late sounds good for me as closing track ;) L
When you adrift on psilos, you seem to break through the sun as long as you are not late.
De:Bug - Sascha Kösch
considering for review
this is amazing!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE
Danza Macabra (Edin)
Psilo is a beautiful piece of electronica
nice ambient ones
Radio - NOICE! - Harry Ruffner
a well varied stylistic release
super good stuff
Radio - Calin aka Catastrophic [Tunnel FM - Sweden]
Great tracks guys, thanks for this :)
very nice, adrift is killer.
Radio - theclubbing.com
(BEL) - Laurent Hulstaert
will try Sun Is Late
Fine and intelligent...well done.
bello bello!! :-))
What a nice surprise! Creative production, thanks..
Thank you for the music
Radio - Diversions, CHRY.FM Toronto
gorgeous moody atmospheres and floaty vibes!
Radio - 98eins.de
quiet interesting. not sure yet if I take the chance to play it.
Very good and atmospheric release!
thank you for good music!
Summer (Brendon Collins)
Really good thanks
Radio - Raza.fm // Schaffhausen
Everything Breaks Too Easily is gorgeous!
Manou De Jean
phantastic EP / full support
nice atmosphere here, thanks!
sun is late is great
This is great!! Veru beautiful EP!
Magazine - Tsugi Mag
Adrift for me
sun is late for my beach sets
sun is late is my fav, thanx!
downloaded for r hawtin
Everything Breaks Too Easily
Thanks for the music, downloading for Luciano
great soundscapes. sun is late shines.
Radio S1 UnserDing - Thorsten Mathieu
aber nichts für eine Vorstellung
Stefanos Nosak (offradio.gr
great release from Jacky o ! Thank u ! I ll play for sure some of these tracks !
Paxahau Event Productions (Tom Newman)
Deo & Z-Man
Wow. Good production, wicked ideas and so much emo power..