Nothing is ever straightforward with Connan Mockasin, and nothing should ever be
straightforward with Monnan Cockasin. This riddled rule has never resonated more than on
Jassbusters, Mockasin's third album and first in five years. An unclassifiable, unconventional
album that neither picks up from nor abandons the modes of 2013's widely-embraced
Caramel or its 2010 predecessor Forever Dolphin Love, Jassbusters foreshadows a five-part
melodrama titled Bostyn 'n Dobsyn , directed by and starring Mockasin . Jassbusters
soundtracks the unpredictable narrative of the television series in eclectic, electric ways.
Whether bending genres for shits n' giggles or collaborating with artists like James Blake
(who might just appear on a Jassbusters track), MGMT, John Cale, and Charlotte Gainsbourg,
Connan Mockasin has always maneuvered in mysterious ways. After touring with the likes of
Radiohead and Neil & Liam Finn (Crowded House), the Kiwi R&B surrealist continues
assembling a cult around his theater, nay spectacle, of life with Bostyn 'n Dobsyn.