Taking a trip back to 2012, if I remember correctly, Zagers said, "Thanks for the write-up, but I do get exhausted."
"The inexhaustible magic kid Jeff Zagers delivers his fantastic full length collage cassette KEY CONDUCTION. A real nice meaty leer into the preoccupations of this musical chameleon's mind. Rich pop numbers, 'Chu's Blues' saxophone sequel, blissful polyrhythmic union of sequencing and nearly-free drums, sprawling chilled cinematic electric, solo saloon piano, dissonance as base for vocal melody, a 'classic' sounding Rock Banned stylization, etc. However, this collage does not fall under the irritating camp of 'eclectic' - Zagers navigates the labyrinthine plastic through unpredictable segue ways creating a dynamic, cohesive stream. This is all in spite of its broad two to three year recording sessions, proving the kid has had a plan all along. A full-bodied complex cut of splice composition dedicated to the translation of strong energy into each take, in conjunction with the the dissecting ear.
in his own words: 'The trash goes in the trash can and YOU get picked up.'"
released August 8, 2012
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