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New Jesse Ruins: “Mineral”

It’s an origin story always worth revisiting, especially in light of “Mineral” — the Jesse Ruins project emerged from Tokyo’s CUZ ME PAIN crew, a collective of bedroom-centric producers who initially dabbled in dark dance music. Jesse Ruins grew into something else entirely — a duo, yeah, but also a musical outfit that explored a shadow-draped realm of dream pop, and then transitioned into unsettling Internet-era compositions on last year’s Heartless. “Mineral” sees the pair swivel back to what Jesse Ruins (and Nobuyuki Sakuma’s solo outfit Nights), a more floor-centric production, albeit one filled with shifty details that add an unsettling vibe (check the way it practically crackles apart). Listen above.