Jonti / Twirligig
Album:Twirligig Collection:General
Artist:Jonti Added:Nov 2011
Label:Stones Throw 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-04-14 Pull Date:2012-06-17 
Week Ending:Jun 17Jun 10Jun 3May 20May 13May 6Apr 29Apr 22

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 17, 2022:Nick&Noah:TheRadioShow (rebroadcast from Jun 14, 2012)
Hornets Nest
4.Jun 07, 2012:Nick&Noah:TheRadioShow
Twirligig, Hornets Nest
2.Jun 14, 2012:Nick&Noah:TheRadioShow
Hornets Nest
5.May 29, 2012:meow
Hornets Nest
3.Jun 13, 2012:Seize the Sounds
Hornets Nest
6.May 19, 2012:the gilded youth
Firework Spraying Moon

Album Review
sean m
Reviewed 2012-04-01 
Yet another winner for Stones Throw’s roster: multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and arranger Jonti, who here on ‘Twirligig’ produces a distinct set of jangling soundtracky lounge-pop that somehow nestles perfectly into the ST catalog. Equally indebted to the Beach Boys, Stereolab, Plone, and Madlib, Jonti’s debut LP is a stunning set of fourteen intricately layered tracks stitched together among just the right amount of analog hiss and space synth sound effects to nail that long-lost summery nostalgia vibe right on the head. Super high quality songwriting and arrangements throughout. One of my favorites from 2011. Check out tracks 1, 6, 9, and 8 -- though it’s really pretty wonderful throughout.

01. * super catchy, off-kilter, spiraling synth work … stunning pop (2:09)
02. swinging slide guitar … surprise switch to different groove w/ :40 left (4:14)
03. percussive, instrumental jam in 3/4 (2:03)
04. dystopian distortion sets scene for smooth vocals (2:45)
05. great organ sounds highlighted by glistening synths and vocals (1:20)
06. * slowly building layers, splendid sonic fireworks. lovely stuff. (1:53)
07. quasi-hip-hop beat with legitimate rap lyrics (2:29)
08. Stereolab-lounge music, sparse treble-y groove (2:26)
09. * intimate, warm, engaging to start; switches to J Dilla cover at 1:30 (2:54)
10. swirling beat-driven organ-guitar counterpoint (2:04)
11. slower beat, swooning vocals, twangy guitars and synths (2:11)
12. all distorted everything; early Stereolab vibes (1:46)
13. jangly African percussion groove, cool distorted low end (2:51)
14. * pretty thumb piano sample; wonderful and intimate outro (1:57)

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Track Listing
1.Hornets Nest 8.Batmilk
2.Nightshift In Blue 9.Twirligig
3.Nodlews Way Home 10.Begone Slumber
4.Spooky Sport 11.Frightened Mice (Dots)
5.Koi Moons Daughter 12.Snickers Hiss
6.Firework Spraying Moon 13.Solar Smoking Dogs (Lucia)
7.Cyclic Love Feat. Otayo Dobb 14.Passaros