Boomkat Product Review:
New project from Bambooman and UK MC King Kashmere.
"Bambooman has been stirring the pot the past months with his debut ‘Feel EP’ for Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records, gaining support from the likes of Boilerroom, Gilles Peterson and Benji B, whilst also releasing 2 cassettes on his own Health imprint from his more experimental alter-alias Grouphums, alongside a release from gloopy synth wizard Jakoby- both championed by Tom Ravenscroft and NTS Radio’s Beatrice Dillon and Tim Parker.
To proclaim King Kashmere as a Hip-Hop veteran would be to misrepresent the true genius of the artist. Although in physicality, he has been around for many years, he has in turn shown himself in many different forms and appears to be on a constant journey of musical evolution and self-exploration, with no signs of slowing down. Most notable, his recent collaborative project with producer Dr Zygote (aka The Maghreban) as Strange U, having released on the prolific Eglo records as well as cult UK label High Focus. Strange U have also appeared on a number of tracks with long-time friend and collaborator Jehst, for his YNR label.
Bambooman navigates us through audible portals and wormholes of unknown futures, made from alien textures, wonky structures and grey matter grooves, whilst King Kashmere acts as our metamorphic tour guide, casting spells of godly provocation that reflect on our doomed society and its impending apocalypse.
The record takes a familiar format of ‘producer and MC’ and twists, fragments and transports it into a new dimension of sonic exploration, whilst retaining a sharp tongue of current social commentary - a perfect articulation of the Health mission statement and a worthy benchmark for future releases.”