Monday 21 May 2018

Atumatu - Duma (2018)

The debut album from this Canadian band.

Atumatu was an eight piece big band with a lineup of guitars, loops, percussion, drums, keyboards, bass, samples and saxophone.

This band is the brainchild of the drummer Quinn Downton. The band comes from Waterloo, Ontario. This is a town just outside Toronto on the Canadian plains. It is always nice to have an excuse to use Google Maps.......... 

The music is instrumental and with a lot of different influences.

Those influences are post rock, jazz, neo-prog, electronica, art rock, funk, cinematic music and psych rock.

The music is very melodic and pretty dynamic too. It has some good moods and a good soundscape. Being instrumental, it lacks any focal points. That means the music has to be really good to focus the mind of the listener.

This forty-two minutes long album has some good melodies and some good details. The sampled soundbytes from the court-case against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the couple who sold the US nuclear bomb to the Sovietunion in the 1940s, adds some intrigues to this album.

This is indeed a good album and one to build on for Quinn Downton. Check out the link above and get this album for 1 CAD. It is very much worth 1 Canadian dollar.

3 points


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