Badun

by Badun

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1.
05:10
2.
04:40
3.
05:50
4.
5.
06:49
6.
04:32
7.
04:15
8.
06:10
9.
04:15
10.
03:56
11.
10:59

about

Despite this being their debut album, the band Badun has quite a few years on its back as well as a long line of live gigs.
It is the fruits of all these years of experimentation and search for a unique sound that now sees the day.

The group makes clear references to Weather Report, Bitches Brew-era Miles Davis, the electronic duo Flanger (Burnt Friedman and Atom Heart) as well as Japanese artists like Sora. Still the album proves that Badun is capable of integrating its influences with its own sounds and ideas. The light melancholic tone and the tight style gives the sound a sophisticated touch and makes the album one of a kind.

With the opening tune Turban the album takes the listener by the hand and gently seduces you into Badun's own universe without pulling the carpet away from underneath your feet.

Here you´ll find room for reflection (Pulsen, Mælkebøtten, Nr. 44 & EF10), galaxies of micro-funk (Kompleks, Myg) and meteoric showers of percussion, wizardry and controlled chaos (Søvnløs & Fyrtårn). All delivered in a non-repetitive yet relaxed manner. In the world of Badun, traditional instruments sound like they are being played by improvising robotic insects. But despite the improvisational elements the music comes across as peaceful if mildly surreal - as the cover indicates.

PRESS:

"Probably the most elaborate programming of cyper-jazz to date" (Burnt Friedman).

"The most beautiful aah. aaah. Mmm. Sound. Like honey" (Karl Hyde/Underworld).

”This will be one of the most important albums 2007! No question.” (Cuemix).

9/10 (DISKANT). ***** (DE:BUG). ***** (SOUNDVENUE). **** (GAFFA).

"You seldom come across electronic music like this nowadays and it's rarer still that it's this well executed." - Boomkat (UK)

"Hurra!" - Bleed/DE:BUG (DE)

"Kompleksitet og højspænding på dansk langspillerdebut. Der er dømt komplekse rytmer og knitrende elektroniske lydspor, når den danske trio Badun folder sig ud i spændingsfeltet mellem 70'er-inspireret fusionsjazz, laptop-electronica, melankolsk ambient og abstrakt lyddesign. Selskaber som Scape, Mille Plateaux og Warp er givetvis stærkt repræsenteret i de tre baduners respektive pladesamlinger. Som en kompleks, højspændt, delvist håndspillet og ikke-repetitiv fætter til den danske click-hop/clicks’n’cut (kært barn har mange dumme navne) bidrager Badun med deres debutalbum positivt til den progressive danske eletronica-scene, der siden pionererne Future 3 har givet os acts som Rumpistol, Bichi, Sofus Forsberg og Band Ane. Tilhængere af netop disse navne vil formentlig også sætte pris på Badun, hvis kompositoriske struktur dog er en smule mindre tilgængelig."
- GAFFA (DK)

"I lighed med Matthew Herbert insisterer Badun desuden på kun at benytte egne samples. Nu er det selvfølgelig ikke en bedrift i sig selv kun at bruge hjemmelavet lyd, men alligevel understreger det den eftertanke og vilje, der ligger bag pladen. Badun har skruet en debut sammen, som formår at være lyttevenlig uden at give køb på sin musikalske originalitet. Det eneste der er tilbage for denne sure, gamle anmelder er at løfte anerkendende på den høje hat." - Soundvenue (DK)

"Musikkens naive og legesyge aspekt understreges af det tegneserieagtige cover, og det er en kvalitet ved musikken, at den hverken tager sig for alvorligt eller bliver useriøs." - Geiger (DK)

"Undertegnede er utroligt glad for, at repetitioner nærmest er et fy-ord i Badun-sammenhæng, for det gør, at albummet er utroligt varieret og jeg kan - selv efter et utal af gennemlytninger - næsten ikke nævne specielle numre, som gør noget ekstra. Det er en times lydlandskaber, mere end det er 11 forskellige skæringer. Led ikke efter et singleudspil, men efter en skizofren drømmerejse, der hele tiden manøvrerer rundt mellem melankoli og optimistisk forårsstemning." - Lydhør (DK)

credits

released March 30, 2007

Wrtten and produced by Badun
Oliver Duckert, Brian Møller, Aske Krammer

All sounds by Badun except voicesample on track 3.
Guitar and sitar by Jonas Stampe on tracks 2, 3, 4, 9 & 11.
Keys by Søren Juhl on tracks 2, 3, 4, 8 & 11.
Sax by Theis Bror on track 6.
MS-20 and mouth-organ by Rumpistol on track 2.
Vocal by Anna Brønsted on track 11.

Mastered by Joshua Eustis at Beneili Sound Lab.
Paintings by Jacob Tolstrup.
Photos by Morten Bencke.
Lay-out by Jeff Westrup.
RUMPCD006

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Rump Recordings was founded by Jens Berents Christiansen in Copenhagen in 2003 with an aim to release uncompromising electronic and electro-acoustic music.
The label does not attempt to focus solely on one genre but prefers to zoom in on the un-categorizable fields that emerge when artists start to experiment and push the existing boundaries of music.
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