Bomb The Bass : Future Chaos

Its been a fair old time since Bomb The Bass had an album out, 15 years in fact, and even longer since their biggest track 'Beat Dis' topped the charts in 1987. Tim Simenon's ever evolving outfit has come a long way since then with the newest incarnation moving towards minimal electronics and Krafwerk inspired beats. In stripping the production back to the bear bones an unusual amount of space has been opened up, bearing more in relation to dubstep and techno than Bomb The Bass' previous major influence, hip hop. It can sound a little disconcerting at first but repeat listening reveals intricately constructed songs pushed forward by a desire to adopt modern styles into a long running project. It more than often comes off, especially on the the dazzling Fujiya & Miyagi colab 'Butterfingers'. Simenon's always been one to rope in some outside talent; Justin Warfield, Sinéad O'Connor, Jah Wobble, Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Minnie Driver (yes, that one) have popped up in the past. Mark Lanegan and Jon Spencer also feature alongside Paul Conboy, who provides the bulk of the vocal work. A fine return and quite unexpected.

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