Brant Bjork

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BRANT BJORK

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Even before you know it's self-titled, and even before you read the LP
liner notes, you know it's all Brant Bjork. The man who has become the
ambassador of Californian desert rock indeed plays every instrument
across his 13th studio full-length, Brant Bjork. This in itself is something
of a departure from recent offerings, as on 2018's Mankind Woman,
Bjork worked closely with guitarist Bubba DuPree (Void), and both
2016's Tao of the Devil and 2014's Black Power Flower were constructed
around the Bjork-led Low Desert Punk Band. Maybe revisiting his 1999
debut, Jalamanta, for a Heavy Psych Sounds 20th anniversary reissue
last year had some effect on Bjork's mindset in terms of working solo,
but he's come too far in the ensuing decades to repeat himself, and the
songs on Brant Bjork - recorded and mixed by Yosef Sanborn in Joshua
Tree and mixed by John McBain (ex-Monster Magnet) - show that,
whether it's the mellow roll of "Duke of Dynamite" or the signature take
on classic heavy rock in "Jesus Was a Bluesman" and percussion-backed
funk of opener "Jungle in the Sound." There's no mistaking Brant Bjork,
and on Brant Bjork, he strips his songwriting style to its core and brings
out the organic vibe that's made him desert rock's most crucial
practitioner. His legacy and pedigree are unmatched, with tenures in
Kyuss/Vista Chino and Fu Manchu as well as the sadly-shortlived Ché,
Ten East and others, but it is Brant Bjork's solo work that has had his
greatest impact and shown him to be of inimitable character in craft and
style. His unrelenting creativity and one-of-a-kind voice are writ large
over the Brant Bjork LP, which is precisely how it should be, and after
more than two decades of exploring out in the sands, Bjork continues to
find new ways to manifest not just the landscape of the desert, but the
spirit of his relationship to it. In short, he is a master, and this is the
record that bears his name. You miss it at your own peril. JJ Koczan
TRACKLISTING: 01. JUNGLE IN THE SOUND 02. MARY (YOU'RE SUCH A
LADY) 03. JESUS WAS A BLUESMAN 04. CLEANING OUT THE ASHTRAY
05. DUKE OF DYNAMITE 06. SHITKICK

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