Monkshood is the Joalz’s second album, recorded from 2007 till 2010 in Berlin, Athens and New York.
The Lp begins with Early where the Joalz co-work with Julia Kent, the Anthony and the Johnsons’ chelist.
Sweeping Range which is the first single, manages to reach an interesting breakthrough in indietonica and noise which results in a remarkable approach to Krautrock’s rebirth; the vocals are by the Canadian performer Sunday Luv.
When Case Study, Out of my Steam and Blind Date were
initially recorded to musically support George Drivas’ cinematic trilogy ‘Social Software’ , they got distinction in international cinema festivals. These tracks were later re-recorded for making Monkshood.
Based on a guitari rhythm ¾ and the abstract participation of a Simmons drum machine, Bella Fu sets the borders in the outgoing tendencies of the album.
In Cock , the Joalz meet Mary and the Boy and by keeping Mary Tsoni’s voice they reconstruct the original track characterized by their random? repetition and their claustrophobic guitaristic reefs.
The album concludes with Mesk , a 9- minute ambient song which was recorded during the group’s appearance in DL festival in Berlin.