Bambooman – ‘Shudder’
Following his first ep for Accidental Jnr in the summer Bambooman is now back with something entirely different. The downtempo experimental designs of the ‘Feel EP’ give way to his latest offering ‘Shudder’. Available on 12” and digital the 4 tracks of Shudder weave through a club music tapestry like a chainsaw through custard. The opening and title track is hard to describe, a mix of off kilter synth stabs and hammering snare that routes you to the floor – it’s one of those tracks to whip out of your bag to remind the crowd they have no idea what is coming next. Track 2 ‘Grasp’ with a blissful Detroit groove under deep rich melting chords is a perfect blend of early funk house style and super crisp new production.
Side B opens with ‘M1’ a lazy floor track with washes of bells, static and detuned synth above a bed of solid kick and shuffling bass. Finally ‘Kyrian’ closes proceedings, another club friendly slice (despite being in a ⅞ time signature), the track could have led the EP in its own right but feels like the perfect bookend with its shifting almost garage like 2-step feel and glancing vocal hook.
“Accidental Jnr is a new cousin imprint, aimed at fostering communication between club culture and the left field. Bambooman’s off piste new EP certainly does this, fusing wonky techno, shattered house, and defiantly odd time signatures to some gloriously inventive electronics.” Clash Music
“Stepping out of the garage/hip hop paradigm and into a more inquisitive, new zones of polymetric measures and of kilter harmonics, yet without losing the subtly swung charm of his earlier releases, Bambooman embraces the present future with style in the four tracks of Shudder.” Boomkat