Joys Union Group "Boredom Euphoria" Lemon Yellow LP (2022)
Joys Union Group "Boredom Euphoria" Lemon Yellow LP (2022)
Joys Union Group "Boredom Euphoria" Lemon Yellow LP (2022)
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Joys Union Group "Boredom Euphoria" Lemon Yellow LP (2022)

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Details: Austin, Texas, four-piece Joys Union Group and their 2022 release of "Boredom Euphoria," released on Trouble In Mind. Reissued on lemon yellow vinyl in June 2022. This variant. New stock, sealed.

Description: "Joys Union Group is a new Texas group that aims to blur the lines between new age, jazz and “New Weird America”-esque psychedelia, and Trouble In Mind is honored to unveil “Boredom Euphoria”, their stunning debut album. The group is led by Neil Lord (Future Museums) alongside Michael C Sharp (Uniform, Sungod, Impalers), Kristine Reaume (Sungod), and Dailey Toliver (Molly Burch). The album was mixed by Ben Greenberg & mastered by Andrew Weathers. While the album still skirts the boundaries of the ambient & kosmiche zones Lord is known for in his solo Future Museums project, Joys Union Group fully feels like an organic, living entity, rather than a sequence of electronic signals; heady, deep, jammy & blissful. Leading off with the serene “Cloud Paint”, the album arrives like a spring sunrise as shafts of light peek through, heading next into the title track “Boredom Euphoria”, with its percussive swing driving under guitar & key splashes & embellished by a shimmering, cascading flute melody. “Shimmering Surface” & “Portrero” saunter forward next, both exuding the full weight of the Texas sun over their acoustic melancholy, feeling like an addendum to Bruce Langhorne’s mythic “Hired Hand” soundtrack. “Fragile Chrysalis” kicks off side two, with its drums swells & horn punctuations sounding like Electric Miles jamming with Bardo Pond. “Laughter In the Sky” is a mellower affair, with the flute returning to season the song’s lilting melody. “Fig” has echoes of the more studious outings from the post-rock era, while closer “Wiser” ambles home pleasantly atop a buzzing electric guitar lick that feels like the natural throughline from Fripp’s guitar work with Eno."

Grade: M (new stock)


A1. Cloud Paint
A2. Boredom Euphoria
A3. Shimmering Surface
A4. Portrero


B1. Fragile Chrysalis
B2. Laughter In The Sky
B3. Fig
B4. Wiser