bITS 'N CHUNKS
Welcome back to That's My Jam! If you were on the internet maybe back about 2011-12 I have no doubt you caught at least a few thinkpieces and hot takes on Zebra Katz, the man behind the sinister vogue beat of "Ima Read". Unfortunately I think what got lost in all that well deserved hoopla is that Zebra Katz is amazing. My preferred album from him is the Nu Renegade EP. Please check it out.
He's a fucking beast.
I enjoy the neo-doomed-occult soul vibe of this album and it actually helped me get through a short story I'm currently working on. The story is Lovecraftian in nature but set in the south and deals with a small sect of black Dagonites. That is probably complicated enough to explain why I was struggling with the (admittedly simple) concept but something about the title track and "Nina Simone" really jerked me out of my slump with this one. I was writing too much and saying nothing. I had no vibe. If I'm in a black church, why are there no hymns? What does an occult hymn sound like? Like...this. Not to mention "You Tell Em" is my actual jam in every sense.
Ia! If you've come this far, you're either looking for weird or you know you've found it...