Some abstract thoughts on one of several new releases from the mighty Bumtapes. Find it, buy it, love it.
Drunjus – Master Tree Finder C52
Tangible and guttural, this narrative of basslines, brown notes, and whispered instructions sees Drunjus rumble through bleak drone-plains. You hear the thud of fingers working layers of feedback and mechanical hum into solid strata, building a soundscape barren and unforgiving yet organic, touched by an earthy realism. It flickers, then flares, then dies out only to fizzle and brood in murky depths. Then slowly, purposefully, it gains momentum, sucking in weight through repetition until once more it chunders before finally bursting blackness and light. Fragile keyboard melodies grow up between grey paving slabs of interstellar, cellar rock; dank dungeon drone; cave-like catacomb of charred chord progressions that disappear into the sharp needles and screech of illumination.
Drunjus Master Tree Finder is available via Bumtapes.