The abbreviation JSBL is neither a four-letter-word that can be looked up in dictionaries, nor the pin code to a secret bank account on the Cayman Islands. Jacob’s Salty & Bamboozling Ladder is a musical experience of the next dimension.
The Jacob’s ladder represents the way to heaven, that is a never-ending musical development. Sparing the religious connotation, it´s simply the symbolic character of this funky ladder that counts. Speaking of Funk, this ladder is a bit salty too- obviously the way up is hard and gets you well sweaty. Bamboozling, on the other hand, is characteristic of the band’s ability to surprise and reinvent. Regardless of the outcome being spontaneous or composed.
Jacob’s Salty & Bamboozling Ladder are specialists for a certain serious unseriosity, sticking Donald Trump, Michael Jackson and Brigitte Bardot in a room, letting them get drunk together. What counts is that JSBL’s juicy orange beats, minty green low ends and yummy purple middles provoke a certain spiciness that rushes through the body. This musical output culminates in their refreshingly unpretentious live performances- and the future releases at JSBL’s home label Affine Records.