DescriptionThe debut album from Fumbata, Alone is dramatic; filled with the kind of icy passion that fuels good movies, novels, operas, and plays. The songs tell stories, get us hooked, and then swell to pulsing climaxes just before they twist into something entirely new and different. It is electronic music, inspired by the likes of Massive Attack, Talvin Singh, and Roni Size, but it transcends the annoying sub-genres of electronic music. Songs jump from drum n' bass to downbeat, techno to jazz in a heartbeat, but never seem to lose the groove.
In fact, the music on Alone is dependent on the groove. The frenzied clicks and thumps of processed drums and the revolving growl of sub-bass are Fumbata's meat and potatoes. The drums lead the way, the bass blasts out the tune, the melodies are sparse and simple, and everything else is icing on the cake.