Paul De Jong
(Temporary Residence LTD.)

Formerly one half the pop-duo The Books, Paul De Jong takes cues from his previous band and injects extremely graceful and sophisticated moments where violins and keys provide a folk foundation. Of course, things are rarely straightforward here, and the brief moments of calm melody break off into unusual guitar work, sound bites and bursts of chaotic jazz. Though De Jong is a cellist and makes use of that trade plenty here, he’s just as skilled at assembling field recordings and pasting them into his iconoclastic version of collage-pop sounds. (Tom Haugen)

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