Junun is Reviewed by Rhapsody and the AV Club, Reaches Top 30 at Radio 200 and #1 CMJ New World for Back-to-Back Weeks
Rhapsody has reviewed Junun, the collaborative album from Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express, which it describes as “warm, enveloping, and hypnotic.” The review is yet another to commend the album for its ability to blend sounds from diverse locales into something that is fresh and exciting. “The album’s complicated cross-pollination — Sufi by way of Judaism, by way of electronica-tinged Brit rock — helps keep the tone far from dilettantish exoticism,” writes Rhapsody. “This isn’t an album of Indian music with a famous Western name attached, or a Graceland-style collection of pop-rock songs built atop another continent’s forms and instrumentation.” Read more here.
The AV Club has reviewed the filmed documentary, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. “[The sessions] produced some terrific music,” says the site. “The film’s title, which it shares with the album whose creation it chronicles, translates to ‘the madness of love’—a fine way to describe the triumphant racket Tzur orchestrates here. Junun… provides plenty of bounce in the step and candy for the ears. It’s hard to ask much more of a music movie.” Check it out here.
Junun has been #1 at CMJ New World and Top 30 at CMJ Radio 200 for two weeks in a row, after peaking at #16! Help contribute to its long-term success by spinning it at your station!