Drip Audio // 2006

Dementia is Jesse Zubot’s first album entirely made up of improvisations. It pivots between solo improvised violin, micro-mandolin orchestras and minimal electronic-influenced sound design. This music was documented during a condensed period of contemplation (June 2006) and is meant to reflect the decline of a human’s cognitive state. The urge to go back and edit problematic musical events was purposely avoided in order to capture moments of confusion, paranoia, hope, agitation and the momentum of passed time.

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CONNECTION // Jesse Zubot has played with Dan Mangan since 2010


“…it’s the kind of thing that could permanently alter your neurons if you aren’t careful – but I guess I’ll take the risk, because it sounds better each time.”
– Paris Transatlantic Magazine (Nate Dorward)

“Dementia is a stunning recording, both highly personal and yet technically fascinating, somehow simultaneously open and closed, rich in allusion, technique, music and mystery.”
– Musicworks Magazine (Stuart Broomer)

“The sonic landscape contains echoes of Stravinsky and Blind Willie Johnson – you bet things get spooky in there! – and the end result is a musical narrative that is startling in its humanity.”
– CODA Magazine

“…sweetly nostalgic and achingly wounded…this is beautiful music.”
– Exclaim!

“Idiosyncratic and well worth seeking out.”
– The Wire

“…a fine disc…”
– Signal To Noise

“…savage, yet tender.”
– CBC Arts Online

“…extraordinary multi-instrumental abstraction.”
– The Vancouver Sun

“…a sonic experience that would be best taken in with the lights low, and everyone else asleep.”
– Luka Symons/CKUA Radio (Edmonton)