Writing Music Monday: Blinded By Dust by Jahzzar

[cover] Jahzzar - Blinded by DustJavier Suarez makes his third appearance in Writing Music Mondays, with yet another piece of brilliance in yet another genre, this one nearly unclassifiable (at least to me).

Here’s what Jahzzar has to say about it:

Folk-Rock with celt music influences, in the way of [previous Jahzzar albums]”Smoke Factory” or “Home”. This is definitely the most rocking of the three and the celtic sounds that are more in the background. More distorted rhythm guitars in the style of american indie.

And here’s what I say: Blinded by Dust is like the soundtrack to a lost John Hughes film, a teenage romantic comedy set, not in the suburbs, but in a rural high school, for which he hired a Euro Bruce Springsteen to do a “typical rural American” sound.

Doesn’t make sense? Listen to it. Tell me how else to explain the combination of utterly unique yet totally familiar that is this album. (Maybe you won’t agree with the “Euro Springsteen”, maybe it’s more “Euro Mellencamp” or “Euro Neil Young”.)

However you choose to classify it, this has been in heavy rotation on my Android and my laptop, and I like it a lot for background music.

Blinded by Dust is available on Jamendo as well as the Free Music Archive. For some reason, this one is not on Jahzzar’s BandCamp page, but you can still go there, and send him money through one of the other albums to show your appreciation. 🙂

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