“Raw, Otherworldly, & Surprising”: South Africa’s BLK JKS Roar on ‘Abantu / Before Humans’, a Singular Second Album

“Raw, Otherworldly, & Surprising”: South Africa’s BLK JKS Roar on ‘Abantu / Before Humans’, a Singular Second Album

Returning after 12 long years with ‘Abantu / Before Humans,’ South Africa’s BLK JKS are many things at once – capturing the heart of punk, the fever of rock, the soul of Africa, and the open-mindedness of jazz and art-rock in their stunning, breathtaking sophomore LP.