Jakob

Jakob is a New Zealandpost-rockband, based in the Hawkes Bay city of Napier. The band consists of guitarist Jeff Boyle, bassist Maurice Beckett, and drummer Jason Johnston. They have been compared to such bands as MogwaiSonic Youth, and High Dependency Unit, though they largely eschew any vocals or samples in their songs.

Born in the sleepy seaside town of Napier, Hawke’s Bay in 1998, JAKOB are a band of cult status here and internationally solidified as a post-rock outfit to be reckoned with. As their reputation continued to build they were twice personally invited to tour with prog-rock heroes Tool throughout Australia and New Zealand, and toured with Damo Suzuki, frontman for seminal German psychedelic band Can. 

Discography

Solace (Remastered)

Solace (Remastered) | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

1.Malachite 06:32
2.Pneumonic 05:34
3.Lonesome 08:00
4.Oran Mor 05:16
5.Safety In Numbers 07:53
6.Everything All Of The Time 09:38
7.Saint 09:00
8.Method (Bonus Track) 06:39
about
http://www.jakob.co.nz
http://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic
http://www.last.fm/music/jakob

Recorded at Venn Productions, New North Rd, Auckland, New Zealand. May 2006
All songs written by Jakob
Engineered by David Holmes
Mixed by David Holmes & Jakob
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog
Artwork by Julian Smith

Jeff Boyle – Guitar
Jason Johnston – Drums
Maurice Beckett – Bass

Tristan Dingemans – Guitar on “Everything All Of The Time”
David Holmes – Guitar on “Lonesome”
H. Walker – Samples on “Pneumonic”
credits
released February 27, 2017

Genre: Post rock Artist: Jakob Album: Solace (February 27, 2017) Country: Auckland, New Zealand
https://jakob.bandcamp.com/album/sola…
https://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic/

Cale​:​Drew (Remastered)

Cale:Drew (Remastered) | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

1.Controle 08:50
2.The Diffusion Of Our Inherent Situation 06:12
3.Semaphore 06:11
4.Faye 04:45
5.I Was Hidden 05:46
6.Jimmy Hoffa 08:17
7.Laburnum 07:50
8.Skew..Ard 09:49
9.A lesson In Restraint (Bonus Track) 08:59
about
http://www.jakob.co.nz
http://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic
http://www.last.fm/music/jakob

Recorded at The Church, Fredrick St. Wellington, New Zealand. Jan – Mar 2003
All songs written by Jakob
Engineered by David Holmes & Jesse Booher
Mixed by David Holmes & Jakob
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog
Cover Art: Tony Rush
Video Stills: Ed Davis

Jeff Boyle – Guitar
Jason Johnston – Drums
Maurice Beckett – Bass

Jane Pierard – Cello on “Faye”
Tristan Dingemans – Guitar on “Laburnum”
Jesse Booher – Guitar on “I was hidden”
credits
released August 1, 2003
credits
released February 27, 2017

rtist: Jakob Album: Cale:Drew (01 August 2003) Country: New Zealand Genre: Post Rock, ambient, post metal
Buy the album here: https://jakob.bandcamp.com/album/cale…

Subsets Of Sets (Remastered)

Subsets Of Sets (Remastered) | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

1.Drive Here And Then 04:23
2.I’m On Your Side 04:09
3.Nice Day For An Earthquake 05:38
4.Ageena 05:48
5.A Moment From Different Angles 04:04
6.Aural 02:04
7.Calmrock 03:46
8.Overseen 03:56
9.Sainnes 03:44
10.Ryan 06:13
11.The Collar Sets Well 03:58
12.Some Summer 07:24
13.Resounding (Bonus Track) 05:14
about
http://www.jakob.co.nz
http://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic
http://www.last.fm/music/jakob

Recorded at Venn Productions, Edwards St. Napier, New Zealand. Dec 2000 & Mar 2001
All songs written by Jakob
Engineered by David Holmes
Mixed by David Holmes & Jakob
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog
Artwork by Ed Davis & Jakob

Jeff Boyle – Guitar
Jason Johnston – Drums
Maurice Beckett – Bass

Jesse Booher – Vocals on “Ryan”
Steve Gibbs – Cello on “Aural” & “Overseen”
credits
released May 5, 2001
credits
released February 27, 2017

Artist: Jakob Album: Subsets Of Sets Release Date: May 5, 2001 Origin: Napier, New Zealand
Website: http://jakob.co.nz/
Bandcamp: https://jakob.bandcamp.com/album/subs…
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic/?…

Sines

Sines | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

1.Blind Them With Science 06:57
2.Emergent 05:08
3.Magna Carta 06:15
4.Harmonia 06:05
5.Resolve 09:11
6.Darkness 05:37
7.Sines 05:27
credits
released October 21, 2014

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(1) Sines – YouTube

Solace

Solace | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

1.Malachite 06:34
2.Pneumonic 05:34
3.Lonesome 08:00
4.Oran Mor 05:16
5.Safety In Numbers 07:53
6.Everything All Of The Time 09:38
7.Saint 09:01
about
http://www.jakob.co.nz
http://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic
http://www.last.fm/music/jakob

Recorded at Venn Productions, New North Rd, Auckland, New Zealand. May 2006
All songs written by Jakob
Engineered by David Holmes
Mixed by David Holmes & Jakob
Mastered by Chris Winchcombe at York St.
Artwork by Julian Smith

Jeff Boyle – Guitar
Jason Johnston – Drums
Maurice Beckett – Bass

Tristan Dingemans – Guitar on “Everything All Of The Time”
David Holmes – Guitar on “Lonesome”
H. Walker – Samples on “Pneumonic”
credits
released September 11, 2006

(1) Solace – YouTube

Cale​:​Drew

Cale:Drew | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

1.Controle 08:53
2.The Diffusion Of Our Inherent Situation 06:12
3.Semaphore 06:11
4.Faye 04:45
5.I Was Hidden 05:48
6.Jimmy Hoffa 08:17
7.Laburnum 07:51
8.Skew..Aard 09:51
about
http://www.jakob.co.nz
http://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic
http://www.last.fm/music/jakob

Recorded at The Church, Fredrick St. Wellington, New Zealand. Jan – Mar 2003
All songs written by Jakob
Engineered by David Holmes & Jesse Booher
Mixed by David Holmes & Jakob
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog
Cover Art: Tony Rush
Video Stills: Ed Davis

Jeff Boyle – Guitar
Jason Johnston – Drums
Maurice Beckett – Bass

Jane Pierard – Cello on “Faye”
Tristan Dingemans – Guitar on “Laburnum”
Jesse Booher – Guitar on “I was hidden”
credits
released August 1, 2003

(1) Cale:Drew – YouTube

Dominion

Dominion | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

Recorded at The Church, Fredrick St. Wellington, New Zealand. Jan – Mar 2003
Written by Jakob
Engineered by David Holmes & Jesse Booher
Mixed by David Holmes & Jakob

Jeff Boyle – Guitar
Jason Johnston – Drums
Maurice Beckett – Bass
credits
released June 7, 2003

(1) Dominion – YouTube

Subsets Of Sets

Subsets Of Sets | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

1.Drive Here And Then 04:22
2.I’m On Your Side 04:19
3.Nice Day For An Earthquake 05:28
4.Ageena 05:49
5.A Moment From Different Angles 04:05
6.Aural 02:03
7.Calmrock 03:47
8.Overseen 03:56
9.Sainnes 03:44
10.Ryan 06:15
11.The Collar Sets Well 03:58
12.Some Summer 07:27
about
http://www.jakob.co.nz
http://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic
http://www.last.fm/music/jakob

Recorded at Venn Productions, Edwards St. Napier, New Zealand. Dec 2000 & Mar 2001
All songs written by Jakob
Engineered by David Holmes
Mixed by David Holmes & Jakob
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog
Artwork by Ed Davis & Jakob

Jeff Boyle – Guitar
Jason Johnston – Drums
Maurice Beckett – Bass

Jesse Booher – Vocals on “Ryan”
Steve Gibbs – Cello on “Aural” & “Overseen”
credits
released May 5, 2001

(1) Subsets Of Sets – YouTube

Jakob

Jakob | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

1.Verstaerker 10:34
2.Fortuitous 06:14
3.Can We Come In? 06:21
4.Warmth 05:10
5.Gattaca 08:22
6.Means 25:23
about
http://www.jakob.co.nz
http://www.facebook.com/jakobmusic
http://www.last.fm/music/jakob

Recorded at Venn Productions, Edwards St. Napier, New Zealand. Nov – Dec 1998
All songs written by Jakob
Engineered by David Holmes & Jesse Booher
Mixed by David Holmes & Jakob
Artwork by Jakob

Jeff Boyle – Guitar
Jason Johnston – Drums
Maurice Beckett – Bass
credits
released February 10, 1999

(1) Jakob – YouTube

Music | Jakob (bandcamp.com)

(1) Jakob – Tema – YouTube

Review

Jakob
Solace

5.0
classic

Review 

by DarkNoctus USER (45 Reviews)
November 19th, 2011 | 352 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Review Summary: balance.
I’ve held this review off for a long time for many reasons. Firstly, this is a very personal album to me, which makes it difficult to talk about from a reviewer’s perspective. This is an album of 7 very distinctive songs that are so easy to get lost in you’ll just forget anything else exists, and because of each of them being so distinctive, every single one will draw up something different despite atmospherically being so akin to each other. You could even say it draws together memories and feelings from throughout your life and somehow brings them to a whole, as pretentious as that may sound. This is why this has been such a difficult album to talk about – let alone review. If ever there’s an opportunity to recommend post-rock to anyone, this is my response by impulse. It’s a totally different playing field to bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, or just about any post-rock band, so leave any comparisons behind. This is the pinnacle of post-rock atmospherics done to perfection with not a single aspect looked over, the album’s subtleties and delicate touches are what really makes this as sublime as it is. Every little moment here has been intricately put together with care to make sure one part doesn’t overwhelm the other. Every instrument, every texture and every emotion in this album gets the exact right amount of exposure when it should. The drums have moments when they’re the most captivating and dare-I-say “catchy”, along with the bass. In terms of balance, no one has ever done it better than Jakob.

But should it end there? It’s an excellent album that has a lot of balance – for many, the praise ends there and it’s just a go-to for those moments when you want atmospheric post-rock that perfectly balances the soothing textures with the wall-of-sound climaxes like a perfectly baked cake. But this album is more than that. Far, far more than that. The faceless approach Jakob took makes this album what it is. It’s almost difficult to discern any real meaning from the songs, and this is why this album is so powerful because it latches onto your memories and makes them their own. This album is almost unbelievably captivating to an extent that has never been seen before, especially in music like this where bands are so desperate to get their listeners to read into some vague meaning that isn’t even there. It just takes one intimate moment with this album and the entire thing just clicks, it suddenly feels like a soundtrack to your life that you couldn’t even hear at the time – hyperbolic as it may seem.

This wouldn’t have worked if everything wasn’t perfect, so it was a big risk for Jakob to take without seeming like “just another post-rock band with no depth” but they pulled it off better than anybody ever has. The textures here are the absolute perfect balance between soothing and pummeling, and the band knows exactly how to structure them to the point of perfection. The guitar-work here is brilliant, especially considering there’s only one guitarist. He has a fantastic way of making an ocean of sound by using effects in the most natural manner possible. The way he entwines all of the effects he uses, far from shoegaze, takes the sound from “interesting” to “why haven’t guitars sounded like this for decades?”. He shows such a mastery for textures that goes overlooked by almost everyone, sadly. It makes me ecstatic to say that he doesn’t overwhelm anyone else in the band, either. There are equal moments where the bass stands above anything, far from sounding buried or just there to fill gaps in the mix. The drums here couldn’t be better either, Jakob are lucky enough to have one of the best (if not the best) drummer in the entire genre. His technical proficiency isn’t anything like what you’d expect from someone seen as ‘the best’, but the reason he is seen as the best is because he knows exactly what to play to simultaneously carry everything else and sound distinctive, memorable and never contrived.

This formula of perfection is then put into equally perfect structuring and production. No note lasts longer than it should, no section needs to be longer than it already is, and the ordering of the tracks and the atmospheres they provide are perfectly ordered. Everything sounds perfectly smooth and there isn’t a thing that needs to be changed. What we have here is the genre perfected, the rest is up to what you make of it. If this album doesn’t touch you in the way it has some, it will still be a wonderful listen that will make most similar records look like a bad imitation. But if it doesn’t grip to you, keep listening. Solace couldn’t be a more apt title for this album, it’s a blank canvas for your own sense of meaning. Many bands say “this song means whatever you want it to”, but it has never been more true than here. Nothing seems special about this album, but that’s one of the reasons it is special. It’s almost a disguise for the true under-laying meaning of the album, and why music is such a powerful medium. It’s what you make of it, and you won’t find a better album for getting lost in and making your own out of it than Solace by Jakob. If the guitar stood out more, or the bass, or the drums – the entire thing would be ruined. Solace proves a perfect showcase of how important balance is, and in the process have crafted the best post-rock album of its kind.

Jakob – Solace (album review ) | Sputnikmusic

Stupendous and renowned Trio New Zealanders, their exquisite melodies are very well elaborated, complex and classic textures with post metal of extreme refinement with a surprising cadence filled with contained and emerging feelings that reach their climax to the unspeakable technical vigor of this band, always with creativity fantastic.

Best album “Sines” a delight for discerning connoisseurs.

We look forward to news, big hug.

Aryon Maiden.

Publicado por Aryon Maiden

Aficionado pela música em todos os momentos.

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