The sonic landscapes conjured by JOYFULTALK reflect a spiritual curiosity. The brainchild of composer and instrument builder Jay Crocker, JOYFULTALK is without a doubt an intriguing band to emerge from the rural outpost of Crousetown, Nova Scotia. Along with fellow compatriot, Calgary transplant and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Dicey, the duo have been working hard to release LP, Plurality Trip, on 24th August via Constellation Records.
Jay spoke with The Fountain about what we can expect from this release, explains the definition of a plurality trip and what he looks for in a great gig.
TF: With a new record out in August and a summer gig, there is much to be excited about?
Yes, we are very excited to be releasing our second record Plurality Trip worldwide on August 24th via Constellation Records. We have a pre-release tour coming up which will see us perform across the UK and Europe in early July. Very exciting indeed.
TF: What can we expect from the new LP?
The new record has a little bit more intensity and darkness then my previous work. It is still based around a lot of my own instrument creations but it is sequenced a little more. The record was performed almost entirely live to tape with some collaboration from my bandmate Shawn Dicey. Overall the record moves through light ambient sections to dark trance to some smoother top gun jams…I guess it’s kind of like electronic stoner rock…sort of…
TF: What is a plurality trip?
Plurality Trip is the notion that we all live and exist in a personality multiverse. We all have different personas and identities that are informing each other based on what or who we are interacting with.
TF: What inspired the track, what were your motivations?
Motivations and inspirations come from everywhere. Composing is like creating a collection of colours, sounds and energies and letting them interact with each other to fill another page in the diary. Performing those compositions is a more spiritual thing for me. It’s letting those sounds, colours, and energies move through me to manifest in physical form.
TF: And what has been your favourite gig to date?
There have been too many shows, interactions and experiences to sum up what my favourite would be. Performance helps me lift off to another energy plain. Performing this music helps me deal with my realities and experiences as a human being in this universe. When I’m able to go to that “other place” where I feel like I’m a conduit for some “other energy” that’s all that matters to me.