Junun Aims for a Strong CMJ Debut After Receiving Praise from WNYC, Stereogum, and the Guardian
New Sounds, a nightly show from WNYC that specializes in artists who are “gleefully oblivious of their genres,” recently featured the Shye Ben Tzur/Jonny Greenwood/Rajasthan Express collaborative album Junun as part of its “Unusual Cross Cultural Collaborations” broadcast. Check out two tracks from the group, which New Sounds classifies as an “unexpected musical dream-team,” here.
Stereogum recently featured the video of “Hu,” a performance that was left out of the theatrical cut of PT Anderson‘s documentary about the project. The site takes note of Radiohead guitarist Greenwood’s role in the project, writing that, “this wasn’t an ego trip for Greenwood, easily the most famous musician involved. Instead, we just see him in the corner, hair in his face, his guitar adding to the sound.” Watch the video here or below.
The Guardian also compliments Greenwood’s restraint in its Four Star review of the Nigel Godrich-produced album. “The real stars here,” the review proclaims, “are the Rajasthan Express’s six-piece brass section, who come into their own on the joyous ‘Julus’ and ‘Junun Brass.'” Read the review here, and help Junun have an outstanding debut week on the Radio 200 and New World charts.