A multi-award-winning experience of what it’s like to live in constant fear, from rookie Hungarian director László Nemes
London WC2 12 Bar Club
Electronic music, by the way, is the new cross-channel ferry....
If Four Tet's raddled jazz began the idea, it does not exist in isolation. Here to prove it is Bola: long, woozy synthesised drones. The squeaks of gambolling dolphins. Subaquatic tubular bells. We follow the Bolaman through some top atmospheric larks, which could fittingly soundtrack low-oxygen scuba diving mishaps, or eyeline confusion when West End shopping. Any of your favourite brain sickness.
Of the Bolaman himself little is known, but with the excellent Boards Of Canada he shares a record label, a reverence for touchstones of lo-fi electronica (Aphex Twin's 'Selected Ambient Works 85-92', early Autechre), and even a notional affinity with nature films. But while the Boards view the squirrels from the sunlit lawns, on tracks like 'Versivo' you'll find Bola underwater, looking at the spiny fish.
A deep blue record in a deep blue sleeve. And though not without occasional hardship, a real voyage of discovery.
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