Third full length album for Jvox, who presents here his own personal combination of flowing electronica, warm sounds and downbeat. Precise but warm, and always groove-ridden, "QED" injects a impressive dose of humanity and audio craftsmanship in his IDM sensibilities. (Get this on CD / as mp3).
For his third CD (and first on Ad Noiseam), New York City-based Joel Tallent (a.k.a. Jvox) presents with “QED” an album in which his abstract beats get combined as never before with thick bass and a resolute sense for warm compositions.
Starting out as an MC in the late eighties, Joel Tallent moved to more electronic territories in the early nineties, then focusing on hi-fi electronica. After two very well received albums (for Unit and Component Records), a 7” on N5md and compilation appearances on Merck and N5md, Jvox comes back with “QED”, a new full length album on which his taste for emotional, contemplative sounds get enriched with the influence of his taste for hip-hop, jazz and a somewhat more down-to-earth, human feeling. Such tracks as the opener title one or “Sweetbaby” provide a fresh, bass heavy counterpart to the bleaker and introspective “Cold Squeeze”, or “I Wonder”. Moreover, Jvox has also enriched his sound on “QED” with a lot of work on voices, may it be sliced into snippets or laid on the forefront of mysterious soundscapes (“Accidents”).
Also active in the field of visual design and animation and the author of several cartoons, Jvox signs the unsettling video for the track “Hog” to be found on the CD.
“QED” shows a multi-talented artist reaching new highs in his craft and moving seamlessly through sounds, structures and genres: Quod Erat Demonstrandum.