Flickering like a Pathé film reel of contrasting snapshots from a parochial life out in the sticks to the bright lights of neighbouring cities, you’d be hard pushed to pin the sound of the multi-layered experimentalism of melodic explorer Postcards From Jeff.
Underpinned by Lost In Translation-style isolation or a self-proclaimed “perennial yearning for pastures new and greener grass,” elements of far flung folk, electronica, country, krautrock and pop are seamlessly brought together in a worldlier embrace.
Owing as much of a debt to the The Notwist as well as kindred spirits The National and recalling the ambiance of acts such as Smog, Guided By Voices, and the pop sentimentality of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tango In The Night’, here, each musical ‘postcard’ is a personal greeting delivered through orchestral sections of old synths, Mellotrons that move in tandem with electronic and organic drums, plus heavily processed guitars.
Meticulously played then woven together by just one individual, Postcards From Jeff is heavily textured and cinematic, yet retains the charm of a far more simple stream of consciousness.
Watch a video of their song “Awake” right here: