JUMPEL – “UEBERLAND & BLOCKS”

The German electronic artist presents two offerings from his latest album Drive. Recorded as a reflection on his daily bike rides to the studio, Drive challenges us to take account of and notice the small details that get lost in the mundane. Jumpel’s highly textural, propulsive work perfectly encapsulates this. On “Ueberland” we hear a silky bass line and deep kick well below the surface of the droning overtones. Flickers of piano notes, strings and noise-laden passages float atop the carrying and surging percussive bedrock. “Blocks” is overtly more beat oriented. The floating overtones and overdriven ambient tones are broken into jagged fragments as a ghostly slide into generative percussive patterns. Highly textural and deeply impacting. Drive has a lot to offer. 

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