The title for Jontiâ€™s album could not be more appropriate. A lighthearted, upbeat word, Twirligig captures the beauty of this record. Clocking in at just shy of half an hour, the songs are chaotic hints of sunshine and fuzzy, layered bliss.
Thereâ€™s a definite vibe to the record that holds it together well. Sometimes this makes it difficult to distinguish between tracks, but that just means that itâ€™s an album to be heard in its brief entirety rather than taken song for song. It would be a disservice to analyze some individual tracks when theyâ€™re over so quickly.
A standout exception is â€œCyclic Love,â€ which features the rapping of Otayo Dubb. Jontiâ€™s churning, atmospheric beats provide the perfect background for a hip hop track, and the song is the perfect way to break up the flow of Twirligig just for a little while.
Ultimately, this is a great album to chill out to, especially if youâ€™re in the mood for music that will leave you in a warm mood. Even on his debut, Jonti has demonstrated that he has a sound of his own and a powerful command over the senses.