Friday, May 14, 2010

The Bamboos - 4' -2010-
(Soul, Funk, Psychedelic)

From: Melbourne, Australia

Australias’ premier instrumental deepfunk outfit. Masters of super-heavy, raw and upfront drum-break driven grooves. The Bamboos live shows are veritable history lessons in old-school breaks – schooling audiences on the roots of Hip Hop and modern dance music. They are one of the tightest bands in the world and from what I've read a truly amazing spectacle to watch. Led by Guitarist Lance Ferguson, other members include Kylie Auldist (Vocals), Ben Grayson (Hammond Organ), Danny Farrugia (Drums), Yuri Pavlinov (Bass), Anton Delecca (Sax/Flute) and Ross Irwin (Trumpet). There comes a time in every band when their sound crystallises, and with 4', The Bamboos make a succinct musical statement that distils all their influences, nuances and idiosyncrasies and pushes them into a sonic world all their own. And 4' brings to the table elements of rock, pop, psychedelia and hip hop, heralding another twist in their sonic path. It is soul and funk music for today, not mired in over-the-top adherence to simply copying what has been done many times before.

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