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New X-Files: Space Jazz

He’s turned his attention to Space Jazz, but the latest release from X-Files still brims over with the sense of unease that has defined the artist’s work over the last two years. There actually isn’t that much “jazz” present — rather, it is a lot of guitar countered by a serious of synth notes, with songs that can turned warped and aggressive (“Surf Sax”) to lonely (“Cum”). Samples break up the noise, adding a human element and, on a number such as “Guitar Lesson,” a bit of humor, yet Space Jazz pulls you in because of how unnerving and at times pulverizing (see: the buzzsaw guitars of closer “Super Surface”). Get it here, or listen below.