Junun hits #16 at Radio 200 and #1 at New World, is Reviewed by AllMusic and Photographed by It’s Nice That
Junun, the cross-cultural collaboration wrangled by Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and featuring Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood along with the Rajasthan Express, is proving to have a wide appeal. In addition to starting the year off as the #1 record on CMJ’s New World charts, Junun has also shown its versatility by reaching a new peak at #16 at Radio 200. If this record isn’t yet in your station’s rotation, then your listeners are missing out on a unique and rewarding sonic journey. Get it started today!
“Uplifting and joyful,” AllMusic Guide wrote in its recent review of the album, “Junun is an inspiring, resoundingly successful collaboration.” The review praises “masterful” producer Nigel Godrich for “showcasing the warmth and spirit of the music itself,” while praising each of the project’s players for their individual contributions to a piece that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Check it out here.
Listeners who want to learn more about the people behind Junun should visit a new photo feature on It’s Nice That that presents select images photographer Ian Patrick snapped of Greenwood, Godrich, and the Rajasthan Express during the recording of the album. According to Patrick, who was invited by Greenwood along with director PT Anderson to document the project, photographing for Junun “was the best job I’ll ever have.” See his work here.