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Stream J Fernandez Many Levels Of Laughter

If I were to describe the level of laughter that J Fernandez’s new album generates, I’d put it in the low chuckle range. His lo-fi take on baroque bedroom-pop is covered in squiggly analogue fuzz, like on “Holy Hesitation” but branches off into everything from free-jazz interpolations on “Filled With Joy” to the uneasy MIDI […]

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J Fernandez – “Between The Channels”

Chicago bedroom-pop experimentalist J Fernandez is readying his debut album Many Levels Of Laughter, the follow-up to his excellent Memorize Now EP from 2014. We’ve already heard the MIDI-ridden soother “Read My Mind” and today Fernandez has shared a “Between The Channels,” a mumbly, jangling track that occasionally includes bits of a warm, stunning string […]

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J Fernandez – “Read My Mind”

J Fernandez is literally a map maker. The Chicago-based bedroom pop experimentalist spends the day immersed in cartography, and carefully lays out gauzy, baroque pop in his free time. Born Justin Fernandez to Filipino immigrants, he’s been steadily constructing a sound that falls somewhere between psychedelia and destroyed pop. Building off last year’s Memorize Now […]