The enveloping melodic rush of “Leave the Ground,“ kicks things off, and although it’s Arum’s sheer, undeniable apex, the remainder of the album does a decent job of keeping pace with it. Jupiter weren’t exactly the essence of the shoegazer movement of their time, but came within spitting distance. Opting for ambiance over feedback and tremolo, Jupiter were actually more in league with British powerhouses Moose and Slowdive. The trio’s brief detours to chilly post-punk on “New,” and chiming guitar pop, a la early-Stone Roses on “Day 1,” collectively create a worthwhile dynamic here.
Jupiter released one single, both slices of which are here, and contributed two songs to the Slumberland Records Just a Taste compilation are also present and accounted for. Arum, released by Summershine Records, ostensibly contains the group’s entire recorded output. Now that’s what I call unsung.
01. Leave the Ground
09. Day 1