Jupe Jupe, a quartet group from the grand city of Seattle, joined forces with producer Matt Bayles to craft Lonely Creatures. Bayles is known for his previous work with Minus the Bear and worked with Jupe Jupe to musically engineer tunes to fit the mood of the album. The album itself is littered with electro-beats that propel the theme forward song after song. This theme of a science fiction alternative future is both boldly stated and quietly underlined throughout the verses and bridges. In songs like “The Soft Machine” we hear the slow and soothing lyrics of a hope still to come, “our well intended plans misshaped by human hands are made for all and made to fall but maybe…” This theme is strongly reminiscent of Gary Numan’s album concept for Telekon. For those who may have listened to Numan’s rendition, Jupe Jupe may be a welcome rehash of those themes. Putting past influences aside, it is apparent that Lonely Creatures was lovingly crafted by all those involved. Each song has it’s own signature, and the beats wrapping up the songwriting are excellently crafted.
Ultimately, Lonely Creatures serves its message to its audience on a well-prepared platter. The sense of a long forgotten land is well-crafted and leaves the listener willing to roam its lands for at least a few rotations.
Recommended If You Like: Gary Numan, Shiny Toy Guns
Recommended Tracks: 3 (All So Wrong), 5 (The Soft Machine), 9 (Blind by Memory)
Do Not Play: N/A
Written by Savannah Adams on 09/07/2017