50 Weapons wunderkind Bambounou will return to the imprint with a new EP, entitled Full Of Feelings.
Is it a coincidence that Bambounou is exactly at the age where symptoms of schizophrenia start to manifest? Barely into his 20s, Jéremy Guindo-Zegiestowski’s output has prodigiously burst onto a number of emerging labels, from his ambient percussive algorithms on the Youngunz Alpha EP to the garage house bravado of recent Clek Clek Boom release Night / Brawl. Still, despite his effortless ability to channel different genres all over the musical map, there’s a volatile tension that sometimes rears its head in Guindo’s work.
Tracks from the superlative debut album from Darling Farah have been remixed by Jimmy Edgar, Lando Kal and Bambounou for a forthcoming release on Civil Music.
50Weapons have revealed the full details of Orbiting, the debut album from Parisian producer Bambounou.
Although the gospel of contemporary bass music has been spread across the world, France’s involvement has been fairly minimal to date – with the exception of French Fries, most would be hard pressed to mention any memorable names, the country seemingly still suffering the fallout from the Kitsune and Ed Banger days. However, Teki Latex’s Sound Pellegrino imprint has released music from the likes of Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990 and Teeth in recent years alongside its electro house offerings, suggesting an enthusiasm for it in Paris at least, but somehow those relatively colourful offerings seem incompatible with the darker, techno influenced sound that seems to be in the ascendant at the moment. It’s interesting then, that Bambounou, a promising Parisian who collaborated with, of all people, Joakim last year on some particularly oddball house, should arrive with such an impressively serious release on 50Weapons.