The Invitation by Jobbaloon: Album Review
Got 20 minutes? Today’s album review revolves around an experience that makes you want to catch the band playing live. I’m talking about Jobbaloon’s “The Invitation”.
After a 36-second intro, narrating of what’s to come, proceeding proceeds to the self-titled number, short in duration with a proper invitation, you’ll be instantly hooked. And then finally “Bm” plays in a chilling 80s effect, like the calm before a raging storm, feeling a bit psychedelic. “Aligned” is slightly eerie, conserving an energy exuding control and then finally breaking into a powerful bar. The vocal range from calm to almost losing it in lunacy adds more to the atmosphere of paranoia. The best of the album isn’t just in the intricate techniques or even the way they put together an audio-visual, it’s the atmosphere it creates when you listen to the tracks non-stop.
In “Baby Blue”, Jobbaloon visits unexplored territory, which make them sound masterful in punk rock. “Am” is fairly the shortest in length among the other musical compositions, which stands out for its persistent vocal hymns that alleviated my mood. The second last song “All I Need”, carries the same chilling energy within Johua’s vocals accompanied by piano chords. Some parts, such as the chorus in the album’s final song “Days”, may seem repetitive but together that mix of instrumentals and the layered vocals are executed with finesse. If you got a 20-minute break in the middle of your day, I invite you to tune into The Invitation for a fantastic aural experience until the very end.
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Review by: Audrey Castel