❉ Jübl rise from the ashes of seminal dreampop outfit A.R.Kane.
“69 was A.R. Kane’s most innovative work, and over the years became the favourite of people that like our music. I wanted to do something for the 30th anniversary, to give back to people some of the feeling they have shared with us, and to mark the moment.” – Rudy Tambala
Jübl, a project that rose from the ashes of seminal dreampop outfit A.R.Kane on the 30th anniversary of the band’s groundbreaking ‘69′ album, have released the USB Limited First Edition pack of the new ‘Thinking Sweet’ EP with an exclusive, bonus dub version of ‘Sweet Dreams’, exclusively mixed for the USB pack. This edition is limited to 20.
The ‘Sweet Dreams Version’ mix is a fresh take on a dub, extrapolated from A.R Kane’s early experiments in space, blending the hypnotic, saturated tape echoes and ska brass swells with dreampop guitars, deep 808 sub bass, and a rolling rockers beat. The lullaby vocals are drenched in the summer of 2018.
Bundled in the gorgeous gift box is the branded, Jübl-yellow USB stick, a glossy inlay with artwork and credits – numbered, signed and dated – a band photo montage signed by Rudy, Maggie and Andy. The four-track EP has mp3 and wav formats. There’s also a lyrics sheet, promo video and something sweet, something sour.
Jübl is Rudy Tambala, original A.R.Kane member Maggie Tambala and guitarist Andy Taylor. Rudy Tambala has been performing and recording with Maggie and Andy under the A.R.Kane moniker since 2015. This summer, they re-branded as Jübl (pronounced ‘Jhuw-bahl’) for this debut ‘Thinking Sweet’ EP, which features two new songs and a 9-minute continuous mix that is celebratory, taking stock of ‘69’ and its legacy, whilst pushing into the future with a brand new face.
While ‘Sweet Dreams’ is very much in the spirit of ’69’, ‘Thinking About You’ is a lackadaisical ballad with video shot during their performance (as A.R.Kane) at the Primavera Festival. Andy Taylor sings in harmony with Maggie Tambala, this simple pop lyric tells a story of displacement, atop 808 grooves with grunge guitars, spanish guitars and twelve string with funky beats, noise and reverb.
“69 was A.R. Kane’s most innovative work, and over the years became the favourite of people that like our music. I wanted to do something for the 30th anniversary, to give back to people some of the feeling they have shared with us, and to mark the moment. We discussed remasters, t-shirts, box-sets, re-recording some of the tracks, concerts, re-mixing the entire LP, and so on, but there were ownership and rights issues that became impenetrable barriers, so I just kinda gave up,” explains Rudy Tambala.
“I realised that we could only move forward and be free from the nonsense by renaming the band, hence ‘Jübl’. From that moment on everything just clicked into place. With this release of we took two of our new songs and intentionally approached them in a manner that celebrates both the spirit and form of ‘69’”.
❉ A.R.Kane ’69’ can be streamed on Spotify and YouTube. Jübl ‘Thinking Sweet’ EP is now available via digital sites, as well as Bandcamp. Jübl plans to release a full album within the year.
❉ News Source: Shameless Promotion PR. Feature image: Whatevert pictures.
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