“Chameleonesque”performer, rooted in folk and so much more…read on….
David A. Jaycock has released his mysterious, atmospheric and evocative music on respected underground labels such as Blackest Rainbow, Static Caravan and more.
He is a BBC2 folk awards nominated guitarist/composer releasing records mainly within the folk/electronic/psych genres.
‘Outstanding guitarist’ – Guardian
truly beautiful, strange and unique. **** MOJO
“ Where David A. Jaycock’s albums in the past have seen a fine balance between acoustic and electronic instrumentation, Hold. Star. Return represents his first full immersion in a world of charity shop synthesisers, trashy vintage keyboards, drum machines and tape effects – a world which has fascinated him since his teens. String machines, arpeggiators, bleeps and crackling soundscapes lay the foundations for subject matter wide and bountiful, from displacement and family breakdown to car crashes, spontaneous human combustion and living in the back of a Hillman Avenger Estate. Lyrically the album is dark, and yet, it’s often joyous and expansive in its musicality –steeped as it is in spectral memories of a half-remembered age when electronic pop felt fresh, futuristic and full of possibilities, from the stereo panned layers of ‘Dare’ by the Human league, to the synth drums on ‘It Feels Like I’m In Love’ by Kelly Marie. “Music that reminds me of walking to school in the snow in the late 1980s,” as Jaycock puts it.” – MONORAIL