"Mail Order Justice"
CD/2LP
1. Prophet And The Fool
2. Big Future
3. Mail Order Justice
5. Rerun
6. Sunk
7. Night Of The Sun


1. Prophet And The Fool
2. Big Future
3. Mail Order Justice
5. Rerun
6. Sunk
7. Night Of The Sun
8. Personnel Wanted
9. 6 Down
10. Blood
11. Masters Of The Unison
12. No Prints, No Trace


"Mail Order Justice" is a stunning collection of snapshots, profound, emotional & abstract at the same time, and consists of deep, jazzy hip hop tracks blending electronics, vocals & live instruments, bound together by a compelling vision of our times.

'Mail Order Justice' was written & produced in collaboration with Juryman's long-time friend Luke Gordon aka Spacer, who records for Pussyfoot, and is the in-house engineer at Howie B's Milo Studios.

Sit down, shut off from the outside world and immerse yourself in the world of The Juryman.

'WHO? IAN Simmonds, once of The Sandals, now a one-man jury who presides over all that is weird, wired and wonderful in the sonic universe. His EP's on Orange Egg, Ninja Tune and his own ATL have been an essential flavour in any downtempo DJ brew over recent years. And if that's not all he's a particularly talented painter. photogapher, film maker and er, well you could say he's putting the multi into media.
INGREDIENTS BEING? The album "Mail Order Justice" is a sound collision between our Ian and long lime pussyfooting sparring partner Spacer, aka Luke Gordon. It offers a touch of jazz, a flourish of dark ambience, a pinch of poetry and a whole heap of genius. Yes, the "G" word. "I'm just painting pictures with music really" explains Ian in typically modest form.
SECRET INGREDIENTS? A youth spent travelling the road with his hippy parents and a father who was himself a particularly fierce trmpeter of the big band circuit. lnevitabIy Ian was drawn to music, but not before a brief stint working to the Ministry of Defence and a disastrous exhibition of his (and other Sandals') artwork in LA "The promoter stole our paintings and left us literally without any money. or anyway of getting home. We lived through some of the most extreme things at this time, things which people wouldn't beIieve. There's definitely a film in there somewhere. "
WHEN TO EAT? On an empty stomach, a wandering mind and looking up to the stars. "

Martin James

 Just like Muzik/Melody Maker writer Martin James, we at Crammed/SSR have all fallen deeply in love with this album, and we now urge you to listen to it carefully.

The Juryman is none other than Ian Simmonds, founder, bass player and vocalist with now-defunct band The Sandals (whose first album came out on London Records in 1994). Ian started the Juryman project right after the Sandals' split.

He released four EP's (Juryman 1,2, 3 & 4), which all came out on different labels (including Ninja Tune, Orange Egg and SSR).

The presence of Ian's voice and intriguing texts dominates most of the vocal tracks (which take up around one half of the album), including the menacing "Prophet & The Fool" and its enigmatic message:'it's not everything that makes you feel good is good for you'. Rapper Simon Anniky (ex-Beats International and Humble Souls) is featured in the dynamite, James Ellroy-esque title track. Dagmar Krause (great interpreter of Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler songs, and former vocalist with legendary 70's avant-rock groups Slapp Happy and Henry Cow) makes a rare appearance in "6 Down".

'Mail Order Justice' was written & produced in collaboration with Juryman's long-time friend Luke Gordon aka Spacer, who records for Pussyfoot, and is the in-house engineer at Howie B's Milo Studios.


Releases

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JURYMAN - Remixes From The Hill
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JURYMAN - The Hill
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JURYMAN - Mail Order Justice
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