Sort of. Not really. But that sounds more exotic than "neurotic."
(Otherwise, word on the street is it's, "very cinematic.")
Tic, tic, tic.
Two parts sheer exuberance, one part pure evil.
Released: Dec 8, 2018
Here's a review, left recently at CD Baby:
Vairāgya Is A Fantastic Electronica Joyride
Vairagya is a refreshing and well-orchestrated soiree of electronic splendor. While a wholly unique and daring sidestep from his usual fare, and this being his maiden odyssey into the genre, J.J. Benson brings an astute and a well-seasoned understanding to the medium. The album opens up “full throttle” with high energy, then quickly settles into a “night on the town, cruising the city and checking out the clubs” vibe. Variety is quite prevalent. From the upbeat and melodic “So Good”, to the dank and dirty groove of “Derailleur,” the beats and melodies will both delight and haunt you. Then this fabulous journey settles into the “comfy chair” with interspersed chill gems such as “What’s In The Box”, “Transfiguration”, and “Pincushion”. The collection bookends on a positive high-note-pick-me-up with “Wild Turkey (Shot In The Spleen)”. In a market which seems to exponentially believe more is better, Vairagya stands ingeniously firm on the line of just enough vs. too much with a clean, well-balanced array of electronic music. Showing true songwriting prowess, Mr. Benson successfully demonstrates a gift for crossing musical genre boundaries and delivers a very admiringly beautiful album. I have no issues with giving this 5 stars. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorites.