J Dulva – ‘Funny Looking Flowers’

An album that compels in its range of bluesy rock passion and psychedelic atmospherics, Funny Looking Flowers is the latest from J Dulva. The project is led by guitarist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Jack Miller.

“19th Degree Blues” opens the album in captivating form. The lyrics reflect a sense of societal anxiety, bemoaning rampant negativity amidst bluesy guitar soaring. The reassuring “this time’s gonna pass,” vocal suaveness excels alongside the wandering charisma. “It’s Coming” compels with a debonair disposition, intertwining swampy guitars and grooving bass amidst the foreboding cautionary lyricism.

A stirring 11-minute epic, “Uneasy” is exemplary J Dulva’s atmospheric prowess. Spacey synth effects and gentle guitar strums lead a hypnotic soundscape, showing shades of Pink Floyd as soaring theatrics drive a spaciously psychedelic allure. Elsewhere, album finale “Windcatcher” satiates with a western-y mystique, as twangy guitar frolicking invoke a cinematic Morricone-esque nostalgia. Funny Looking Flowers is a stylish, melodic showing from J Dulva.

“19th Degree Blues” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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