Time for a little trip back to the past…July 2023, to be precise! That’s when our associates Skyjelly produced a sweet little EP entitled Spirit Guide مرش<د حقيقة. One of the most extensive reviews of that one came courtesy of Merry Go Round Magazine and Jay Bracho
Skyjelly Jones, if he is in fact the vocalist, sings in a polyglot style that’s hard to pin down; sometimes the lyrics sound French, other times vaguely Arabic, occasionally veering close to something resembling English—it could be Esperanto, even. The words aren’t really the point, though, unfolding as more of a bonus texture by adding blurry, minor-key shading and chantlike rigor to the clatter of the guitars, percussion, and assorted loops and sound effects that make up the eclectic, eccentric sound world on Skyjelly’s new record, SPIRIT GUIDE.
And now we’re happy to report that this same wonderfully undefinable EP is turning into a full-length! Deluxe/CD Edition of Spirit Guide will include extra 4 bonus tracks not available on the original, plus videos and 2 more digital bonuses.
This release isn’t going to be limited to just I Heart Noise! We’re doing a co-release with Mahorka (Bulgaria) and Wormhole World (UK) – January 2024 bundle from latter is sold out! As for former/Mahorka…details are still under wraps, but do expect a hefty amount of remixes in their edition of Spirit Guide…as per head honcho Ivo
Did we mention that it is not just co-release of the same album/cd, but we will have different editions? Kinda nice deja vu of the times we were looking for e.g. Hong Kong or Japan edition of certain important album…
— Ivo Petrov (@ivo_petrov) December 29, 2023
While you wait, you could visit the official Skyjelly site and visit their discography / watch their videos and/or rewatch some of the gigs that the band played. Last, but not least – there’s a wonderful, growing catalog of mixes that the band made around Spirit Guide!