In 2021, YEDM did a New Artist Highlight on Portlander experimental artist Jason Wann and his conceptual challenge SINES which, at the moment, used to be on its 3rd multi-track liberate. Thru that album, known as A Sequence of Moments, Wann blended the entire best possible bits of synth pop and gave them a contemporary twist with dabbles of feminine vox accompaniments and other beat buildings. No longer afraid to play with long term bass, techno, bass area and, in fact, antique synth pop, SINES presentations nice promise to be the following Odesza or Washed Out hybrid.
No longer a large number of enthusiasts or press, for that subject, knew that between the entire pretty and celestial synth pop releases, Wann used to be additionally interstitially liberating below a distinct challenge identify known as Blood Oyster. Nearly totally reverse in each and every manner from SINES, Blood Oyster is entrenched in booty bass, hip hop and entice with an emphasis on ‘booty.’ The aptly named Let Booty Free that includes rapper Honey B. Candy launched in April 2021 adopted through the even dirtier Pussy Energy in October whilst Wann and SINES tune spouse Kitty Richardson have been running on A Sequence of Moments. It will have to had been a colossal mind toggle for Wann.
Designed as a tongue-in-cheek nose-thumbing on the patriarchy and its wish to keep watch over ladies’s our bodies, Blood Oyster is set as deliberately nasty as a 2LiveCrew or a WAP with tune names like “From the Again” and “Throbbing Arduous Penis.” As those ironic remark EPs which might be reputedly about objectification have been being made, Wann used to be turning into increasingly more pissed off with the best way ladies are both exploited or repressed over the previous couple of years. This frustration culminated, because it did for such a lot of American citizens, within the Superb Courtroom’s choice to overturn the Roe v. Wade Superb Courtroom choice in June of 2022. Observed through many as without equal and most obvious signal that the USA now not most effective doesn’t care about physically autonomy for ladies and other folks with uteruses, this choice, made imaginable through the ushering in of 2 new some distance proper wing SCOTUS justices earlier than the tip of Donald Trump’s presidential has unleashed a wave of states winding again the clock to pre-1973 regulations and rules. States banned abortion clinics and Deliberate Parenthood, made even early time period abortions unlawful (together with in circumstances of rape) and a few states even made it imaginable for oldsters who went via with an abortion to be attempted for homicide.
With the dystopian nightmare described in Margaret Atwood’s fictional guide The Handmaid’s Story grew to become truth and Atwood a prophetess because of Brett Kavanaugh and particularly final Gilead Spouse Amy Coney Barrett, plenty of artists determined to protest what has now been occurring in the USA for almost a 12 months. Together with the likes of Pussy Revolt, Phoebe Bridgers, Kendrick Lamar, Olivia Rodrigo, Mariah Carey, Lizzo et al., Wann felt he couldn’t depart this factor by myself. Abruptly a cheeky observation on how ladies are utilized in media and abused in personal become an all-out protest with Largest Hits. Filled with tracks from the unique two Blood Oyster EPs plus tons extra, the 30-track Largest Hits makes a daring remark that it doesn’t matter what form of rules are puts on them, ladies’s our bodies self esteem an sexuality will at all times be owned through them.
Wann as Blood Oyster makes this remark in essentially the most a laugh manner imaginable, with loud, colourful booty bass beats, unapologetic lyrics and such a lot of catchy tunes. Watch out; yow will discover your self making a song the Daft Punk-esque “ASS” to your head at paintings or guffawing on the by some means each sexual and creepy “Everyone Loves Raymond” at beside the point instances. This entire “sequence of bootlegs” is beside the point, in fact, however that’s the purpose. A tapestry of impropriety woven with a lot more experimental tune and flare than we’ve observed from Wann to this point, the album juxtaposes the natural sensual attainable of girls and humanity in opposition to a few of its worst detractors so display what this oppression and keep watch over can in truth do. With such a lot of of our idols fallen and such a lot injury accomplished within the identify of propriety, it’s time to take a excellent exhausting have a look at rape tradition; simply ask “Dr. Huxtable.”
As though the Blood Oyster album weren’t sufficient, Wann has additionally put in combination an arty “sequence of visualizers” (who knew that album identify could be this type of a laugh callback?) to move with Largest Hits. As it’s an illicit album, Wann has put the veritable film up on his Vimeo account without cost public viewing. No longer slightly as grimy visually as it’s musically, the multimedia facet of Largest Hits takes the artistry of the album up a couple of notches. Watch it with some excellent audio system on a excellent TV and also you’ve mainly were given your self an at-home rave. Humorous, kitschy and filled with the affection Wann has for ladies that listeners to the album by myself won’t really feel, the visualizer film is indisputably value an eye fixed (in all probability on some mind-altering ingredients).
Even supposing you’re into into booty bass or experimental bass or a laugh visualizers, there’s one more reason to make stronger Blood Oyster and the Largest Hits album: all income from its acquire on Bandcamp shall be donated to Deliberate Parenthood in Amy Coney Barrett’s identify. That’s proper, within the custom of Mike Pence, Ted Cruz and different anti-uterus rights politicians, Wann has determined that Coney Barrett must be the following recipient of this honor to be reminded on a daily basis that those that worth the lives of girls and kids will proceed to struggle for his or her well being. The hyperlink for the album is right here (and in addition within the video above) however we additionally inspire enthusiasts of ladyparts in every single place to take in this petty (and vital) motive and donate to the article SCOTUS and such a lot of different inaccurate politicians are seeking to break. And if you happen to don’t wish to donate, have a cheeky, horny little rave to your lounge or automotive, courtesy of Blood Oyster.