Beyond the replicant sector of the dystopian music industry, Los Angeles-based S's [alias JEF 700S] transcend the parameters of "Experimental Noise," "Minimalism," "Synth Punk," etc. The result is the debut concept album, Exploded View of Love, an abstract soundtrack that fathoms a Post-Reality/Post-Empathy/Post-Human future.
A one-humanoid band, JEF 700S sings/screams while transmitting alien waveforms, broken robot percussion and ectoplasmic skronk from a device called the 3dK.
"Beautiful and obliterating noise... rage and tunefulness that gets deeper under the skin with every listen... the scream and the sweet falsetto both in full effect, one countering the other... extraordinary."
– Mark Roland: Electronic Sound Magazine [Issue 08]
"Exploded View Of Love will get people talking and will most certainly split opinions. It occasionally sounds like the results I would likely get if I left my teenage son alone in the house with a pile of mind altering drugs, a BBC sound effects disc and a basic recording device. I guarantee you won’t hear anything else like it this year, and when all’s said and done, that for me is the album’s defining statement."
– David Lack: Get Your Rock Out
"The highly conceptualised album takes a dystopian view on the current state of life, society and corporations. There’s a futuristic feel with a distinct William Gibsonesque view, especially on the future of love and sex. Intentionally not easy listening, ‘Exploded View of Love’ stands firmly in the leftfield. It also contains one of my favourite lyrics of the year so far - 'Sheeple who live in glass mansions, should not launch drones.'"
– StAn: Backseat Mafia
"From a masked, anonymous character based in LA called JEF 700S... highly conceptualised by post-human, dystopian themes and influenced musically by Pixies, Cabaret Voltaire, The Normal, Kraftwerk etc. He also takes inspiration from bleak Sci Fi films such as Eraserhead, THX 1138, Brazil and Blade Runner."
– Skip to the Good Hit:
“'Love Life’ is a 10 minute slice of pounding beats augmented by a claustrophobic video that sits as some vision of hell… Wonderfully relentless.”
"Morphing experimental pseudo-robotica spilt with the intent of provoking thought, enhancing cerebral hallucinations and wanking off traditional routine and procedure this obscured mix of molten monochrome tones is no easy task for the dabbler of processed dinnage - that is always a positive point. The elusive emotional butterfly of love comes under the glare, as well as many other themes such as war, on-line sex and hypocrisy with all tangents done with baroque sincerity and unnerving application. Absorbed, saturated, squeezed out - the melodic fabric is there to tear, available to tread upon and make threadbare before a re-weave is needed - S's take up the task, grasp the needle of noise and give us a patchwork affair. I tread carefully!"
– Fungalpunk fungalpunknature.co.uk/FUNGALPUNK/CDReviews/Page%20100.html
Exploded View of Love, "Best of Music 2014" selection, Hunter T. Wolfe; Julian Cope Head Heritage Unsung Forum headheritage.co.uk/headtohead/unsung/topic/72304/threaded/912379