Whispers by Bambooman - Accidental Jnr [AC99] FLAC download included with physical items


A 14 track balearic / downtempo album (54m 5s) — released August 25th 2017 on Accidental Jnr

For those who know, Bambooman is one of the most sought-after, probing, and distinctive voices in UK electronic music right now.

The Yorkshire-born producer's catalogue builds into an aural mosaic, comprising everything from scrunched up hip-hop to techno deviance, all delivered with an impish sense of individuality.
'Whispers' certainly resonates. It's a lengthy, bucolic work, an album of great breadth but also one of sustained mood – think those hazy summer evenings when shadows stretch out across the road, and autumn lingers around the corner.

This new album has a dusty, organic, and decidedly personal feel, much more at home with Jon Hassel's 'fourth world' aesthetic than the club.

The results are also imbued with an incredible sense of mystery, with Bambooman's productions frequently being shot through with a hallucinatory sense of the uncanny. Entirely self-composed, 'Whispers' utilises "lots of field recordings that I've collected over the last few years, while within the tracks you can find lots of the instruments, percussion, bells and whistles that have been gathered throughout my life."

In certain ways 'Whispers' is entirely autobiographical: Bambooman reaches back to his varied alter egos, to the ambient releases, art commissions, and soundtrack projects that litter his discography. The cover art was even pieced together by Oliver Pitt – of Glasgow group Golden Teacher – who was an early ally in the producer's sonic quest.

Stylistically 'Whispers' veers from avant hip-hop of Flying Lotus to the theoried composition of Terry Riley, from the future-forward percussive energy of Battles to the ever-evolving electronics of Mark Pritchard. It's a record marks by a fiercely independent spirit, but also by a close-knit cast of collaborators.

King Kashmere takes a starring turn, following the pair's collision on the recent 'SUPERGOD' EP.

Each vocal is recorded, chopped up and then spliced across the album, with Elsa Hewitt also making a number of appearances and re-appearances.

Packs integrity and originality for a journey across the breadth of where alternative electronica is right now...exceptional - DJ MAG

One of the most distinctive voices in UK electronic music...opening with distorted harmonics, it flirts with ambience but the sonic motifs are underpinned by rolling bursts of jazz-tinged percussion - CLASH

An artist truly in his element - RA

As consistent as he has been hard working, creating everything from scrunched up hip-hop to techno deviance, all delivered with an impish sense of individuality - DUMMY

Eclectic as you would imagine, drifting from textural ambient to lurching hip hop and pastural deep house to heartfelt soul with complete ease - Inverted Audio

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