Friday, November 18, 2016

LeRoy - Bambadea [Schamoni Musik]

Scheduled for November 18th, 2016 on Munich's Schamoni Musik is LeRoy's sophomore album effort named "Bambadea" which is following up to the 2015-released debut "Skläsh".  And within a year things have changed rapidly in terms of music and therefore we see LeRoy drifting away from his slightly krautsy and sometimes uplifting attitude and going into a more bluesy, thoughtful direction - without playing the Blues, of course. "Quirly Stu" weighs in complex, highly compressed Downtempo / TripHop-influenced beats and layers of dreamy guitar improvisations, "Happened From The Void" serves inward looking Indietronics accompanied by layers of field recorded conversations and so does "Exposure", albeit evoking fond memories of a sound well popular in the early 2000s whilst "Advantage Of Nothing" fuses deep Electronics with broken Desert Blues abstractions and occasional vintage synth bleeps. On the flip we've got the "Coral Girl" dancing to a trippy subaquatic swing beat and Post-Hawaiian steel guitar twang, "Half The Way" amalgamates muscular beats with a psychedelic 60s motif, occasional Dub-echoes and distinct, post-campfire'esque, possibly red wine fueled, borderline dejected vocals before the title track "Bambadea" takes blurred out Indietronic Dub to a more stripped down level and the final cut "The Village" enters uptempo territories and caters the needs of those loving their experimental PostPunk / (No)Wave to bits. This, for sure, will be quite a surprise for all those who've discovered LeRoy through his firstling.


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