1 Buckaroo Bank 03:21
2 Face 03:43
3 Wie niet weg is is gezien 02:38
4 Parata Est 03:52
5 Zwaar 04:59
6 Bebi 03:39
7 People In The Hall 04:46
8 Dr Rhythm Space 02:03
9 Telefoon Dub 05:02
10 Samen 03:36
11 Buckaroo Bank - Slow version 03:21
12 Slow Crack 04:16
...niektóre kawałki mogą przypominać afro-disco lub nieco starszy highlife, inne industrialne prototypy, jak wczesny Cabaret Voltaire, African Head Charge (ostoję On-U Sound z lat 80-tych), czy tez nowojorski dance-punk Liquid Liquid... pojawiają się wybuchy saksofonu, konga, pogłosy, wah-wah disco gitary, bity, które brzmią jak zaprogramowane (ale nie są). Jeśli brzmi to dla ciebie intrygująco, możesz być pewien, że "Bukaroo Bank" to nieodparcie zabawny i wielowątkowy album.
Bukaroo Bank is actually Mauskovic’s second album. There, the band reinvents both their approach and their sound, while maintaining the rhythm-forward euphoria heard on their debut album and surrounding singles. It is one of those albums that sounds brashly live, like you’re in the room while the jams are being kicked out, but in fact uses the studio very shrewdly.
Recorded in 2020, during one of the Netherlands’ intermittent lockdown bouts, for this one the MDB wanted to step up from their previous homebase, Garage Noord – an ad hoc Amsterdam space for recording, practise and after-hours parties. They chose Electric Monkey, operated by engineer Kasper Frenkel. His stacks of what Nicola calls “very strange equipment”, and ability to sprinkle magic dub dust over everything, suited the vibe perfectly. The results glow and shiver with assembled synth sounds, rhythms spliced and echoed in a way that hails late Jamaican dub great Lee Perry – maybe the band’s biggest influence.
Some sections might remind you of Afro-disco or slightly older highlife, others industrial prototypes like early Cabaret Voltaire, or 1980s On-U Sound mainstays like African Head Charge, or NYC groovers such as Liquid Liquid... there are outbreaks of saxophone, congas, echo units, wah-wah disco guitars, beats that sound programmed but aren’t (a nod to MDB’s industrial side). If that sounds fun to you, be assured that Bukaroo Bank is an irrepressibly fun album – but one that contains multitudes.