Moral Mazes was formed from a friendship in early 2014 between some legendary characters of independent music: Jonah Matranga (Far, Onelinedrawing), Jeff Dean (All Eyes West, Dead Ending), Darren Zentek (Office of Future Plans) and J. Robbins (Jawbox, Government Issue). This band is a studio project at its finest, and this new two-song release is an absolute amalgamation of the members' collective bands and influences.
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I've been a fan of J's music for a very long time. Some of the best songs from the entirety of J's discography (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, and Office of Future Plans) are re-recorded here with very stripped-down instrumentation. J's singing voice only gets stronger and more eloquent with the passage of time.
The acoustic version Lorelei gives me goosebumps, and the recording of "68" nearly brought me to tears.
A must have for anyone who's a fan of J.s music. Stephen Reeder
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Another politically charged punk EP in 2016? Yeah. This could've been horrible, but instead it manages to be great. It seems that J. Robbins can always manage to get amazing musicians together to create great music with him. The female vocals are sick too. Feels like early pixies. needsmorerage
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J's compossions and production are always pleasing to my ear. The tones on this record are so perfect and the layers of sound just make it really interesting and fun to listen to and pick out the little pieces! So good so glad he's still making music. Zachary Johnson