J. McFarlane's Reality Guest - Whoopee LP

J. McFarlane's Reality Guest - Whoopee LP

J. McFarlane's Reality Guest - Whoopee LP (Night School/Scotland)

Julia Mcfarlane of the Twerps with Thomas Kernot leave no stone unturned: downtempo drum & bass, DC’s legendary go-go, atmospheric trip-hop, melancholy sambas, squishy electro lounge, and sultry hip hop grooves.

They Say:

"From out of nowhere -- if nowhere is the febrile, warped and twilit imagination of Julia McFarlane --comes Whoopee, the second album by J. McFarlane's Reality Guest. Whoopee is an esoteric, kaleidoscopic movie in music form directed by Julia McFarlane and co-conspirator Thomas Kernot. Full of life, breakbeats and smokey vignettes on the fragile nature of interpersonal relationships, Whoopee is a stylistic evolution from everything McFarlane has done before. Surreal, beautiful in parts and replete with the aching wisdom McFarlane's songwriting has always promised, this Reality Guest pulls back the curtain on a whole scene of naked truth. Recorded in Melbourne in bursts since the release of 2019's Ta Da, Whoopee features a new sound palette and band member in Kernot. The duo dive deep into electronic pop tropes, mining digital synths, samples, breakbeats and deep bass grooves, largely dispensing with live instrumentation. If Ta Da took twists and turns with your expectations, offering a Dada-ist, monochromatic take on pop music, Whoopee is McFarlane's subterranean love-sick pinks, reds, greens, purples and blues. Whoopee is both more accessible than previous Reality Guest work and somehow more obfuscated. Where the production on Ta Da was dry, sharp and strange, this Reality Guest is blurred, almost smeared with the effluvium of '90s/'00s culture and existence. Through it all, it's hard to deny the undeniable pull of the songs."