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Jilk 'In Need Of Tess' 15 new tracks you need in your life | Redbull Feb 2016

Jilk 'In Need Of Tess' 15 new tracks you need in your life | Redbull Feb 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it

With an abundance of music at a listener's fingertips these days, separating the wheat from the chaff can often feel like a monumental task. Indeed sometimes it seems like there's just too much music out there.

That's where we come in. Here we've pulled together a selection of the best music doing the rounds - from indie, rock and hip-hop to house, techno and underground electronica. You're welcome.
 

Jilk – In Need of Tess
Densely layered, shoe-gazing indie-electronica that somehow manages to be depressing and uplifting at the same time.

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Massive Attack Reinterpreted, BBC Introducing in the West - BBC Local Radio

Massive Attack Reinterpreted, BBC Introducing in the West - BBC Local Radio | Jilk | Scoop.it
Massive Attack Reinterpreted
BBC Introducing in the West
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BBC Introducing in the West presents a night of music, spoken word and film, celebrating the influence of Massive Attack’s seminal album Blue Lines on the culture of modern Bristol. Featuring new local musicians Andy Oliveri, Jilk, Kayla Painter and ThisisDA as well as spoken word artists Sally Jenkinson and Stephanie Kempson.
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Jilk ' In Need Of Tess' on Sam Bonham & Richard Pitt sit in, The BBC Introducing Mixtape - BBC Radio 6 Music Aug 2016

Jilk ' In Need Of Tess' on Sam Bonham & Richard Pitt sit in, The BBC Introducing Mixtape - BBC Radio 6 Music Aug 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
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From Flaural to WWWINGS, here are the eight finest EPs released in March 2016…... - The Monitors April 2016

From Flaural to WWWINGS, here are the eight finest EPs released in March 2016…... - The Monitors April 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
Jilk – In Need of Tess



With the title track featuring vocals that even the most strident haters of auto-tune would be hard-pressed to dismiss, Jilk’s latest EP is a gently bubbling record that makes no excuses for trying to pluck your heartstrings. While the term ‘folktronica’ may be something of a poisoned chalice these days, the Bristol-based Jilk manage to make it seem a much more appealing proposition than many have managed over the last few years.

‘Baby Hannah’ may be the best example, with its extended intro making it feel like you’ve wandered into a coastline cave only to find a party taking place inside, although the Four Tet meets Jon Hopkins flutter of ‘Be Heart’ is equally well-produced. While the two versions of ‘Nim’ may be a little too sweet for some palates, Jilk’s deftly emotional touch is sure to charm many.
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Jilk ~ In Need of Tess | A Closer Listen April 2016

Jilk ~ In Need of Tess | A Closer Listen April 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
The folktronic excursions of UK’s Jilk demand our company every few years, and ACL is always delighted to go along for the ride. Predominantly the work of Bristol-based musician and composer Jonathan Worsley, the band peddles an engaging and joyful sound that marries intricate, glitchy electronica to folk- and orchestral-tinged composition. This all-new EP continues where 2013’s Retreat to Sleep LP left off, showcasing the increasing diversity Worsley delivers from that coupling.

With the clocks sprung back and the sun rays gathering courage, In Need Of Tess provides perfect accompaniment with six pacey and varied tracks. After a languid introduction of reverb-laden piano, horn and male vocals, the eponymous opener brings its scuttling subterranean beats to the surface in a pulsating, snare-driven frenzy of cinematic, pop-tinged electronica (see its pleasingly synchronised video below). Vocals also accompany ”All Is Not Lost,” a reinterpretation of a country song by local singer-songwriter Nuala Honan. The fragments and echoes of her vocal lend this most amorphous and glitch-ridden of the collection an eerie quality, but warmth soons permeates with acoustic guitar and glockenspiel, before a beat suddenly drops to skew the song’s rhythm in an unexpected direction.

Fear not, instrumental devotees, as the voices more or less end there. So too, broadly, do the abrupt changes of pace and genre that have become a Jilk hallmark – the other three songs all display notably more cohesive elements of ambient electronica (“Nim”, split across two tracks), post-rock (“Baby Hannah”) and lo-fi electro (“Be Heart”). “Baby Hannah” is the most rewarding, smoothly transitioning from a wonderfully vacuous start of field recordings, spacious guitar chords and gradually swelling violin into a groove- and glitch-driven midsection whose mournful, swooning violin line turns our head from levity for the only time in the record. Elsewhere, the relatively formulaic “Nim”, with Four Tet-esque processed guitar lines, is a repurposed soundtrack to a locally produced short film, while the low-key “Be Heart” is driven by an interrupted beat above which vibraphone and sparkling synths evoke a sense of childish nostalgia.


Common to both the filmic accompaniments of this EP is an apt focus on detail. The video above closes in tightly on statues in various states of disrepair, while the film for which “Nim” was composed collages distant, aerial shots of the city of Bristol to depict it in miniaturised form. This charming film is analogous to In Need of Tess – fractured beats, pops and clicks scurrying about below in both rigid and seemingly arbitrary fashion, and violin, horn and synth lines soaring high above, free and inspiring. Much music is synonymous with one or other of these perspectives; Jilk is precious in uniting both. (Chris Redfearn)
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THE FLUX PRESENTS | Live Review: Jilk EP launch @ Start The Bus (20/03/16)

THE FLUX PRESENTS | Live Review: Jilk EP launch @ Start The Bus (20/03/16) | Jilk | Scoop.it

We’ve witnessed some spectacular scenes at Start The Bus over the years, from disco party raves and steaming grunge nights to giant flags and stadium like performances. But seeing the venue transformed into an enchanted sanctum was no doubt the cream of the crop. 


 Tree branches, coloured lights and dazzling visuals all made for a dreamy setting but it was the floating collection of origami art hanging from the venue ceiling (designed by Kayla Painter) that truly made this a sight to behold. Why all this? It was the EP launch of Bristol based orchestra group Jilk with the release of In Need Of Tess via Project: Mooncircle. 


 It’s been a long time since we last saw Jilk live. The most recent interaction for us was with the group collaboration with Haiku Salut on their release “Periscopes” last year which was a stunning piece of work. Coming back to tonight at Start The Bus, completely mesmerised by the surrounds before us, we simply knew that this was going to be something special. 


 Various instruments including guitars, piano, violin and vibraphone were all layered across the stage as the Bristol four-piece calmly took their places. Visuals of space and time in the background felt fitting to the shimmering waves of origami art dangling from the ceiling as the group launched into their EP. 


 Nothing to take away from the band’s brilliantly orchestrated studio recordings, but there’s no doubt that Jilk’s music is best presented in a live setting, as listeners old and new can appreciate their music in its entirety. Tonight was no exception, as the band’s genre-blending influences mixed with instrumental artistry took everyone by surprise. We were sucked into the realms of imagination as intelligent drumming patterns, shimmering guitar/violin strings and soaring tones of trombone flourished to produce a sound that was out of this world. Title track “In Need Of Tess” and “Baby Hannah” were time-warps of genres ranging from post rock, electronica and pop, while collaborative piece “Periscopes” was a beauty to behold – an organic piece of paintwork and musical instrumentation that rightfully deserves its place in galleries around the world. 


 Informative, touched and proudly in the moment; tonight’s performance from Jilk was originality at its best and by far one of the best live shows of 2016. Their music has been describe as “chamber pop” and “folktronic” but quite simply this was art in its purest form, and one that’ll be remembered for generations to come.

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"Nim" - No.2 in Electronica/Chill Out Pulse Chart and Staff Picks | Beatport

"Nim" - No.2 in Electronica/Chill Out Pulse Chart and Staff Picks | Beatport | Jilk | Scoop.it
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Weekly Roundup: 18 March 2016 'Featured Albums - Jilk - In Need of Tess - Project Mooncircle - Bleep 

Weekly Roundup: 18 March 2016 'Featured Albums - Jilk - In Need of Tess - Project Mooncircle - Bleep  | Jilk | Scoop.it
Jilk release their new Project Mooncircle EP In Need of Tess, which follows an EP and an LP on London net label Bit-Phalanx Music. The EP covers a multitude of genres, from IDM and post rock to DIY chamber pop. The title track and lead single kicks things off with strings, soft piano, bucolic synths and a lovelorn vocal over fidgety IDM percussion. It’s heartrending stuff, even when a techno pulse kicks in halfway through. The rest of the EP comprises a two-part piece developed from a soundtrack Jilk produced for a short film, touching on ambient drone, orchestral flourishes and lo-fi electro.
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Nim played on Couleur 3 - Monthly Radio Show Residency on Radio Télévision Suisse | 12.03.2016

Nim played on Couleur 3 - Monthly Radio Show Residency on Radio Télévision Suisse | 12.03.2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
Quatre DJ nous proposent un voyage musical tout en évoquant leur ville. Ils nous expliquent le choix de leur sélection ainsi que ce qui les inspire.
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Jilk - In Need of Tess · Hunger Culture | March 2016

Jilk - In Need of Tess · Hunger Culture | March 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
El productor de Bristol Jonathan Worsley aka Jilk publica su nuevo trabajo titulado In Need of Tess en una de nuestras plataformas favoritas, Project:Mooncircle.

Conocimos a Jilk por sus producciones para la plataforma británica Bit-Phalanx, con la que ha publicado hasta 9 referencias y su llegada al sello germano Project:Mooncircle significa que su sonido ya ha alcanzado una gran madurez, que a buen seguro seguirá consolidando a partir de In Need of Tess.

El mini-álbum formado por 6 tracks se sirve como una colección de piezas delicadas donde combina elementos orquestales tradicionales con un entramado electrónico experimental muy eficaz y preciso del que subyacen sensibilidades de avant pop virginal bañadas por voces deformadas, cuerdas rasgadas y escenografía technoide.

El primero de los cortes titulado igual que el disco fusiona pop de cámara con voces simbióticas, percusión distorsionada e instrumentación climática, mientras que el segundo y el sexto corte se componen de varias partes producidas para un cortometraje dirigido por Nim Jethwa, Nim con timbres de orquesta y pulsos 4×4, y por otro lado Baby Hannah es una pieza de post rock infectado de paisajes electrónicos que se nutren de percusión melódica junto a los sonidos del vibráfono, de los violines y de las guitarras.

De su colaboración con la británica Nuala Honan surge la revisión de All Is Not Lost (Jilk Hazed and Confused Mix), extraído de The Tortoise, tercer álbum de la artista de Bristol; mientras que Be Heart es más clubera y a la vez de aspecto emotivo, con transiciones acuáticas y melodía sofisticada; y Nim (Sit Down Outro) conecta con la banda sonora producida para Nim Jethwa y lo hace en clave celestial con sintes elásticos y voces angelicales.
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Jilk - In Need Of Tess | hhv.de mag March 2016

Jilk - In Need Of Tess | hhv.de mag March 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
Lo-Fi-Electronica der eher gechillteren Sorte. Songs, die sphärisch wabernd zum Träumen einladen, nicht zum Tanzen auffordern. Kontemplative Relax-Tracks. Mit knappen Beschreibungen wie diesen kann man den Sound von Jilk umreißen. Nach einer Handvoll EPs und einer LP hat die Band aus Bristol eine neue EP draußen – und bei Project: Mooncircle eine Labelheimat dafür gefunden. Tatsächlich ist sie bei den Berliner Left-Field-Connaisseurs gut aufgehoben, fügt sie sich doch prächtig in deren Katalog. »In Need Of Tess« heißt das gute Stück. Es enthält sechs gute Stücke. Sie setzen auf ein Klang-Amalgam, das klassische Instrumente aus dem Symphoniker-Zusammenhang reißt und angereichert mit elektronischen Sounds und Synthie-Arrangements auf eine psychedelische Zeitreise schickt. Ambient verschränkt sich hier mit Folk-Anleihen. In etwa, als ob The Notwist mit Clue To Kalo jammen und Robot Koch hinterher ein paar Remixe aus seinen Konsolen kitzelt. Entsprechend geht »In Need Of Tess« runter wie ätherisches Öl. Dass sich der Track »Baby Hannah« tempomäßig dem Herzschlag annähert, bildet da keinen Widerspruch. Auch nicht das nervöse perkussive Gefrickel von »All Is Not Lost«, dass vom losgelösten Gesang beruhigt wird.
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Exclusive: Jilk drops ethereal track “Baby Hannah” | The Playground March 2016

Exclusive: Jilk drops ethereal track “Baby Hannah” | The Playground March 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Jilk drops ethereal track “Baby Hannah”
Collaborative group, that’s masterminded by Bristol-based Jonathan Worsley, Jilk has been gearing up for a new release titled “Baby Hannah,” for their upcoming In Need of Tess EP. Today, we are really excited to premiere their track “Baby Hannah,” as the group gears up for the March 11th release. The Project Mooncircle release has their signature experimental, ethereal quality, and the piece comes as no surprise as a collaborative work- with its scattered, organized chaos piece blends and melts various influences into a coherent whole.

Jilk manages to appeal to our emotional side, while still stimulating us intellectually and musically, and “Baby Hannah” is definitely a must-hear.

Preorder the vinyl/digital copy via Bandcamp.
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Nim played on 100.7 (Luxembourg's public service radio) - Playlist vum 06/03/2016

Nim played on 100.7 (Luxembourg's public service radio) - Playlist vum 06/03/2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it



Early Bird ass eng Zort Breakfast Club... fir kënne bäizetrieden, muss op d’mannst eng vun dëse Konditiounen erfëllt sinn: eng laang Schaffwoch oder en duerchlompte Weekend hannert sech hunn. Wien dat erfëllt, däerf sech musikalesch erhuele kommen. De Bols gëtt garantéiert net vum Tom Dockal iwwerspaant.


Bis op dräi männlech Backingvocals ass de roude Fuedem déi wieblech Stëmm. Mir treffen op puer al Bekannte, mee zu engem groussen Deel op nei Onbekannten.

Mat dobäi: Amanda Palmer, Emily Wells, THEESatisfaction, Broadcast, etc.

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Massive Attack - Reinterpreted (Soundtrack by Jilk and Kayla Painter)

Highlights from when BBC Introducing in the West presented a night of incredible performances, celebrating the seminal debut album 'Blue Lines', from the Bristol-based band, Massive Attack. Featuring performances from: Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers - facebook.com/andyoliveriandthemountaineers/?fref=ts Jilk - facebook.com/jilkmusic/?fref=ts Kayla Painter - facebook.com/kayla.painter?fref=ts ThisisDA - facebook.com/itsthisisda/?fref=ts Sally Jenkinson - facebook.com/sallyjenkinsonpoet/?fref=ts Etched - facebook.com/etchedofficial/?fref=ts & Stephanie Kempson

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Fresh On The Net - BBC Mixtape: 08 Aug 2016

Fresh On The Net - BBC Mixtape: 08 Aug 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it

Turning our attention towards Bristol and the West of England, our free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape is curated this week by BBC Introducing In The West featuring a selection of their favourite local artists: ARDYN, RHAIN, AMY YON, SAMUEL JACK, JILK, SHE MAKES WAR, MIKE DENNIS, YAM .


The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am every Sunday night/Monday morning. Each programme is downloadable in podcast form at the BBC 6 Music downloads page for the next 30 days. Full tracklists and track start times are published here at Fresh On The Net – together with info about the music provided by the artists. This week’s mixtape is curated by Sam Bonham and Richard Pitt – hosts of BBC Introducing In The West – and creators of Bristol’s amazing Fringe supported by the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival last February. These are the listings for the episode broadcast in the early morning of Monday, 8th August at 2am.


JILK – In Need Of Tess [starts 15’45] http://www.jilk.net “Jilk fuses a bewildering collage of home-found sounds with the ambient soundscapes of washy synths, insect-like clicks & cuts, and huge gorgeous waves of all encompassing experimental noise. A Bristol based producer who started out as one man and his lap top; 10 years later Jilk are now a collection of musicians whose live shows create a spectacle of electronic ethereality. With an ever increasing number of appearances at a variety of festivals and also supporting artists such as Minotaur Shock, Hk119, Coppe, Plaid and Hidden Orchestra; their live shows are really something to behold.”

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"Baby Hannah" on 14/05/2016, BBC Introducing in the West - BBC Local Radio

"Baby Hannah" on 14/05/2016, BBC Introducing in the West - BBC Local Radio | Jilk | Scoop.it
New jazz music
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Jilk - Be Heart played on George FitzGerald, BBC Radio 1's Residency - BBC Radio 1, April 2016

Jilk - Be Heart played on George FitzGerald, BBC Radio 1's Residency - BBC Radio 1, April 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
Boiler Room Bloc Festival special
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Jilk (Live at THE FRINGE supported by BBC Radio 6 Music Festival) February 2016

THE FRINGE supported by BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is all about Bristol. Venues, promoters and artists have come together with the BBC and partners acros
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"All Is Not Lost" Jilk's Hazed And Confused Mix featured in Fresh Finds, a playlist by Spotify

"All Is Not Lost" Jilk's Hazed And Confused Mix featured in Fresh Finds, a playlist by Spotify | Jilk | Scoop.it
Best of the Fresh. Essential highlights from this week’s Finds surfaced by Spotify’s tastemakers.
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The Bristol Setlist with Jilk P1of4 - Live Version of Nim

WIN a £50 iTunes egift card by SUBSCRIBE to @BristolSetlist https://youtu.be/GlUrzYWoEik Subscribe to (or follow) our vimeo channel to be entered into th
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Premiere: Hear a Track from Jilk's Latest EP on Project: Moooncircle | XLR8R March 2016

Premiere: Hear a Track from Jilk's Latest EP on Project: Moooncircle | XLR8R March 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
Today, Bristol-based electro-acoustic band Jilk will release its latest EP, In Need Of Tess.

The beautifully composed six-track EP will land on Berlin label Project: Mooncircle, presenting a collection of emotionally resonate soundscapes and trippy dancefloor outings. Like with Jilk's previous releases, which have landed on labels such as Bit Phalanx and How Does It Feel To Be Loved?, the tracks on In Need Of Tess are filled with textured found sounds, gorgeously decaying synths, and poignant vocals. A notable addition to the EP is "Nim" and "Nim" (Sit Down Outro), an orchestral two-part piece developed from a soundtrack Jilk produced for Nim Jethwa's short film 'A Little Bristol Film.'

In support of today's release, Jilk has offered up a full stream of delicate EP cut "Be Heart," which you can hear via the player above. You can also purchase In Need Of Tess by heading to Project: Mooncircle's Bandcamp page.
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EP Review - In Need Of Jilk | On Deck Vinyl Blog March 2016

EP Review - In Need Of Jilk | On Deck Vinyl Blog March 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it

This review is about the creative Folk / Electronic music sounds of Jilk. Jilk is comprised of Bristol U.K. based musican and composer Jonathan Worsley. The ‘In Need Of Tess’ Ep was released on the Project Mooncircle label out of Berlin. The album packaging /artwork is quite striking by up and coming artist european Claudia Grasse. The vinyl EP itself is on beautiful grey marbled vinyl. ‘In Need of Tess’ is already getting strong support from British BBC radio presenters.


Side A

In Need of Tess - A beautiful slow builder of a electronica song. Nice vocals with beautiful strings accompaniment. This cut really works well as the title track. Nice song.


Nim – The dancier side of independent ambient electronica with an extremely nice melody. An optimistic and playful song. My favorite track on this physically beautiful record. Standout Track!


Baby Hannah- Although it is really off to a slow start - it takes 1:16 + to get past the initial static clicking sounds and get into some instrumentation. (This song could benefit from some editing ) It is a slow builder of an electro folk song with a long runtime of 7:20. Baby Hannah finally picks up steam at about the 3:30 second point - when the song finally comes together. From there on out the melody is cohesive and makes a nice tune.



Side B

All is Not Lost (Jilk Hazed and Confused Mix) Very indie electro folk track. However the female lead vocalist’s voice makes this cut more accessible and mainstream. Pretty song.


Be Heart - Nice instrumental electronica going on on ‘Be Heart’ Catchy beats and percussion on this number. I would rate this one of my favorites off of the ‘In Need of Tess’ EP right behind Nim, and ‘In Need of Tess’


Nim (Sit Down Outro) - A beautiful ending instrumental piece for this EP. Nim (Sit Down Outro) Puts the listener in a good / contemplative mood. And is the perfect finish (2:27) for this EP.


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Nim (Sit Down Outro) on Words and Music with Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson - BBC Radio 6 Music March 2016

Nim (Sit Down Outro) on Words and Music with Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson - BBC Radio 6 Music March 2016 | Jilk | Scoop.it
Louie Vega explains to Gilles how his surroundings in New York influenced his music.
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