Exclusive: Bambooman – Dulcet

Exclusive stream: Bambooman – Dulcet (Sonic Router Records)

It’s always a pleasure to do good things with good people, so it’s with great pleasure that we can team up with our friends at Sonic Router to bring you this first listen of “Dulcet”, the title track from Bambooman’s forthcoming EP. It’s his second on the label, following Hollowed last year. He’s caught the attention of people like Gilles Peterson and Kutmah, and played alongside the likes of JJ DOOM, Samiyam and Venetian Snares. Working with his own field recordings and twisting them into clean, crisp hip-hop beats, his sound is unfamiliar yet immediate. This latest EP, due out on May 5, offers bouncy, danceable grooves, awkward strutting numbers and sun-kissed synths over melancholy chords. “Dulcet” fits in the latter category, with bleeps and cut-up vocals flitting about over heavy chord blasts and washes of hazy synth. A syncopated kick and squelches of muddy footprints lend nervous tension, while muted arpeggios close out the track with wistful gloom.

Bambooman – Dulcet EP is out on Sonic Router Records on May 5. Pre-order here.

Aidan Hanratty

Dublin ...