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Juffage

(source:http://www.juffage.com/bio) Juffage is Jeff T. Smith, a solo sound artist and multi-instrumentalist from Leeds., via Chicago, Illinois. He is often seen in bars, art galleries, and basements with a band’s worth of instruments. A recording enthusiast at heart, he has spent time in some of Chicago’s finest studios including Engine Studios (w/ Brian Deck), and Electrical Audio (w/ Steve Albini). Live shows see him coming up with inventive new ways of bringing his multi-layered recordings to the stage. Through the use of cassettes, drums, guitars, basses, and assorted other loop ...read more

(source:http://www.juffage.com/bio) Juffage is Jeff T. Smith, a solo sound artist and multi-instrumentalist from Leeds., via Chicago, Illinois. He is often seen in bars, art galleries, and basements with a band’s worth of instruments. A recording enthusiast at heart, he has spent time in some of Chicago’s finest studios including Engine Studios (w/ Brian Deck), and Electrical Audio (w/ Steve Albini). Live shows see him coming up with inventive new ways of bringing his multi-layered recordings to the stage. Through the use of cassettes, drums, guitars, basses, and assorted other loop-pedals and gadgets, Juffage creates complex, yet surprising catchy pop songs. Juffage performances have been compared to a synthesis of Lightning Bolt’s rhythmic ferocity, Radiohead’s lush pop sensibility, King Tubby’s manipulative production, and Andrew Bird’s ability to make a good loop. The result has been described as a “hyperactive and technically accomplished display”, “magical”, and “wildly exuberant yet deceptively delicate”. In the summer of 2008, he somehow fit all his music gear into a station wagon and played over 100 shows across the U.S., before setting off for the U.K. and Europe and touring for the majority of a year. In July/August 2009 yet another self-booked U.S. tour of the east-coast and midwest followed. In September 2009, Jeff moved to Leeds, England to obtain his masters degree in Music Technology and Computer Music. Once he re. accumulated enough amps, drums, and other bits of music gear, he resumed playing live and received an overwhelmingly positive response within the Leeds music community. Following the completion of his degree, he embarked on another 30-date tour of the U.K. in Spring 2011. Jeff is a recording engineer by day and has produced several recordings for other groups, most recently at at Loom Studios. He has also exhibited multichannel sonic art works for the University of Leeds and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, utilising ambisonics, live looping, portable cassette players, and Max/MSP. On 6 June 2011, his new album ‘Semicircle’ was released on Function Records in the U.K. to widespread critical acclaim. A follow up tour of Europe and the U.K. is in the works for the fall of 2011. Stay tuned… « hide

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Semicircle LP
2011

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