The Budapest-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Iszlai has put the finishing touches on a collection of exploratory, genre-merging tracks; Jazzamped blends the borders between freeform composition and timeless sample collaging. Each track merges a bevy of organic, original instrumentation with precision synthesis and imaginative resampling. The underlying ensemble atmosphere across the album ties it together like a film grain on a dramatic vignette, with every texture feeling at once distinct, specific, and homogenous with the culture of tones that surround it. It’s hard to avoid the draw of Iszlai’s arrangements, and it’s even harder to pinpoint any comparisons; each song in tandem betrays a stunning compositional scope, and Jazzamped channels that musicianship into a veritable adventure through Iszlai’s aural imagination.
released May 26, 2020
Writing and Engineering by Iszlai
Artwork by Hui-Ching Tseng