Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss) Shares “Guerilla Funk,” Announces Album

Legendary California-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Kyuss, Brant Bjork, will release his much-talked-about “lost” jazz/funk instrumental LP, ‘Jacoozzi, on April 5 via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Laid to tape back in 2010, the highly sought after Jacoozzi record — which features Bjork performing all of the instrumentation — was recorded with the intent of “taking rock’n’roll and combining it with the black music I love to make something that celebrates my love of, ‘groove’ and groove-based music.”

“Back in December of 2010, I went into a house in Joshua Tree California to record a solo record,” says Bjork. “About 4 days into the sessions, I decided to abandon the 8 songs I was working on, and told my longtime friend and engineer, Tony Mason, to start rolling tape. From there, I proceeded to play drums in my natural improv style. After multiple drum track performances were captured, I then started layering guitars, bass and percussion in the same improvisational spirit. I essentially decided to “jam” by myself for the rest of my scheduled sessions. When the recording session had finally come to an end, I put the 8 unfinished album tracks on the “shelf” along with my “solo jam session” tracks. I was much more content with the “jam”  tracks as it was a creative release that was needed at that time. I’ve decided to call the collective tracks, ‘Jacoozzi’. These tracks remind me of the feeling of the recording sessions for my first solo release, ‘Jalamanta’, only more “free.”