Leon Vynehall // Kiburu’s
Leon Vynehall didn’t need to prove to us that he’s one of the most imaginative and gifted producers at it today, but new track Kiburu’s from forthcoming concept album Rojus has only gone and bloody done it anyway.
Fresh faced laptop urchins rarely stray far from scouring the internet for free drum sounds: in contrast, Vynehall’s track is built upon samples of birds of paradise’s mating calls. The result is a vivid widescreen panorama that feels like you’ve stumbled into a David Attenborough wildlife documentary being filmed in Corsica Studios.
The birds might bring Kiburu’s an unorthodox edge, but the bedrock of the track is inevitably a deliciously detailed beat and resonant bass stretched out to eight kinetic minutes.
Rojus is released on April 1 via Gerd Janson’s label Running Back, and there’s a launch event on March 25th at Mick’s Garage in east London – which, if it’s anything like the Attenborough-documentary-meets-club fantasised about above, should be unforgettable.