On the Horizon: Dustbowl Despair, Jon Jackson.

On the Horizon: Dustbowl Despair, Jon Jackson.

Jon Jackson may be a name to leap out of your local listings with all the doe-eyed enthusiasm of James Arthur prior to his notorious Twitter kerfuffles, although even from a preliminary listen, d├ębut track Dehost haunts with dolorous insistence. Reminiscent of post-rock doyens Godspeed You! Black Emperor as much as it is Think Tank-era Blur, rusty guitars roll around with Jackson’s granular lyricisms of dustbowls and sensual vacuity, the track becoming increasingly nebulous, if with it immersive as it grinds on, lugubrious as a broken gearbox. And the outcome, beautiful as it is bloody disorienting, is one you can but hope rolls into a town near you soon enough…

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