Jookabox / Eyes Of The Fly, The
Album: Eyes Of The Fly, The   Collection:General
Artist:Jookabox   Added:Jun 2011
Label:Asthmatic Kitty Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-11 Pull Date: 2012-02-12
Week Ending: Feb 12 Dec 25
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 10, 2012: InAcrossAwayFromMe
2. Dec 21, 2011: Brownian Motion
Cold Solution

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-12-05
Jookabox / The Eyes of the Fly (4/5)

Alternative hip-hop drawn from mixes of old-school punk, folk, electronic, and house. Final album of Jookabox, project band of Indianapolis native David “Moose” Adamson, released after the break-up of the band.

Vocal like something between old-school punk and British alternative rock: upbeat, short shouting, quick tempo, and simple repeated melodies. However, the mood is more avant-garde and hypnotic due to various electronic effects such as house mixing, digital chorus, echo/reverb, and the sound of children shouting in rhymes. The music is original and mixes various genres of music into a unique, cohesive synthesis. Try 3, 4, 5, 7, 9. All tracks FCC clean.

#1 (4:28) Bit hypnotic, heavy echo effect fading in and out, chorus with children shouting in rhymes
#2 (2:47) Bit hypnotic, clapping percussion like in Muse’s “Starlight”, guitar shredding
#3 ** (3:44) Nice track! Interesting sound created by mix of vocals, chorus, guitar, electronic mixing, and hand-drumming
#4 * (2:39) Psychedelic, chorus like wolves howling
#5 * (2:32) Electronic mixing of repeated sound, electric organ, chorus with children shouting in rhymes
#6 (2:06) Stands for fast forward
#7 * (3:34) Electronic effects like the sound of flies buzzing around and arpeggio played by electric keyboard create an avant-garde mood, heavy echo on the vocal.
#8 (3:03) Strong percussion and upbeat melody like a marching band song.
#9 ** (4:19) Various vocal mix, electronic effects, beautiful female chorus
#10 (3:54) Somewhat of a melancholy mood.

Track Listing
1. Man-Tra   6. Ff
2. Drops   7. Worms
3. The Eyes Of The Fly   8. I'm Slime
4. Nice-Boy   9. Cold Solution
5. Webbin'   10. Veils