After the two singles „Lights Out“ and „All This Smoke“ Bern-based outfit Ja Ja Dickicht doubtlessly intend to keep surprising their audience with the upcoming 5-track-EP „Wrong Maps“, which is an astounding survey on how to make Avant-Pop sound as accessible as it is complex and idiosyncratic.
„Our every day maps for navigation through the social world, through our conscious or unconscious minds, through the thicket of the internet are inaccurate, at times even corrupted“, is the notion behind the EP-Titel. While this is poetically mirrored in the dreamy vocals of the closing track, it also infuses the rest of the release as a musical subtext, manifesting itself in the voice, the lyrics and the rhythmic layer, unfolding a musical universe of contradiction. The music is almost never just floaty or restless; determined or insecure; Pop or the opposite of Pop. It is both at the same time. While listening one can literally picture how from this inner foundation a dense and surprising construction of atmospheric guitars, synths, noises and challenging rhythmical compositions is layered and folded into each other. „I try to look at every song as a growing individual who has its own DNA and therefore develops very specific needs about how it has to be treated in the production process.“ Ja Ja Dickicht draw their own maps.
„Wrong Maps“ will be released 1 November 2019 via Mouthwatering Records. Ja Ja Dickicht will be touring in fall/winter 2019.