Contours & Yadava
12" Vinyl UK
Supported by Robert Owens, Osunlade, Joe Gomez, James Priestly
Flumo and ANMA Records join forces once again - this time for a collaborative project between UK based Contours and Yadava. Cosmic Echoes was built over numerous jam sessions fusing live percussion, bass, drum machine, synthesizers and field recordings to create a raw EP full of soul and warmth.
‘Start First Finish Last’ opens up with smooth keys and alluring bass solo. The drum and percussion interplay keeps the up beat rhythm flowing, allowing for the bass to enhance on a Balearic and laid-back dance groove.
‘Udu' takes the vibe on a more beat-driven road, with interlocking Kit and Udu patterns, floating keys and rolling synth arpeggios cutting in and out of the groove. ‘Speaking Through Broken Shells’, gets back on the bass and drum heavy interaction, with lots of influences from UK jazz scene.
The B-side starts off with a more familiar house groove. ‘Low Slung’, is a nod to the eyes down moments on the dance floor, with raw hats and shakers swirling around synth swells and heavy synth bass for introspective bliss.
‘Cascades’ swaps over to an atmospheric soundscapes, with plenty of stereo play and rich sound quality, making it easy to get lost in a jungle of flutes, keys and rain-line percussion notes.
Closing out the EP NIAN’s remix of Cascades, takes the atmosphere up a beat and subs the rolling bass with broken beat rhythm.
Carista - I love this
James Priestly (Secretsundaze) - cascades is the one for me
Osunlade - so good, just what the doctor ordered!
Robert Owens - Cool tracks
Lars Behrenroth / Deeper Shades Recordings - oohhh.. so nice
Bill Brewster - Some nice stuff here, big fan of Contours, esp the drum programming.
Jacques Renault - enjoyed this, particularly Low Slung and Cascades
Tom Durston - Low Slung is class - Theo Parrish vibes
Carlo - sublime!
corin arnold - very nice!
Pathaan - NICE ViBES !
Tom Currie - Amazing, love it, Udu is great!!!! :)
Joe Gomez - Favorites, Low Slung for the dance floor. Cascades (NAN Remix) Loft heads. Udu for chill sets.
Juani Cash - Best Flumo release in years. Amazing record, and a really impressive variety of electronic contemporary jazz selection.
Jo Pariota - Strongly deep ! With an armonic line very exotic ! Amazing Work
Stace - Lovely beach side vibes, in the bag [info sheet from distr.]