[ Rough Trade / LP ]
Release Date: Friday 27 November 2020
'Further Complications' is something quite kaleidoscopic in terms of mood, tempo and themes, featuring some of Jarvis' most sentimental, joyful and exhilarating music to date.
'Further Complications' is Jarvis Cocker's second solo record on Rough Trade and is produced by Steve Albini after the pair met at Pitchfork music festival in 2008. Albini's touch is noticeable on some of the rockier numbers and has delivered some brilliant fuzz and driving beats. Jarvis himself has given a performance to make us all proud, running the vocal gamut from roaring garage rock, to sleazy funk all spiced with his trademark story telling theatrics. The result is something quite kaleidoscopic in terms of mood, tempo and themes, featuring some of Jarvis' most sentimental, joyful and exhilarating music to date.
This is an album built to last and certainly withstands repeat listening. You'll slowly find the memorable wisdom of this national treasure emerging amongst his 'profoundly shallow' lyrics about carrier bags and Hondas running out of petrol, making It an essential listen for anyone who likes their music witty and intelligent.
Further Complications 3:17
I Never Said I Was Deep 4:44
Hold Still 3:37
Caucasian Blues 3:09
You're In My Eyes (Discosong) 8:45