I know now.
Bunai Carus is a duo from Montpellier, France, currently living in Brussels, Belgium. Since 2013, they released a number of ep's on a variety of labels. With this new ep, they hope to make a mark on the electronic music industry and, quite frankly, they should. I'm enjoying the heck out of this album which combines IDM (intelligent dance music) with downtempo and ambient. Furthermore, they managed to give the whole a jazzy atmosphere.
The ep opens with 'Cage's Coma' which could be seen as either an intro or just a very decent ambient track, luring the listener into the strange world of Bunai Carus. Then, 'Storm Cellar' comes up with the weird percussion and soundscapes. They're a bit eerie and the whole has a certain jazz-feel to it. You know, as if Autechre would make record an album for ECM, that kind of stuff.
Shortly after, 'Skelet-1' completely convinces me with its perfect mix of Aphex Twin, Autechre, Boards Of Canada and Plaid. This is a brilliant track, as far as IDM is concerned, one of my current favorites. 'Pahoehoe' is another delightful ambient track, reminding me a bit of the works of Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. Pahoehoe is a form of lava flow in Hawaii with a smooth or surface. In that aspect, the title perfectly fits the song.
'Glowdrift' is a strange, nervous, mesmerizing and adventurous collection of soundscapes, clicks, beats, hi-hats, classical music samples and other curious sounds, an orgy of electronics, so to speak. Closer 'Tableau' sounds a bit like Olafur Arnalds on LSD. Don't ask me why, but you can bet your ass that I like it. This is a magnificent ep, that's for sure. So it's no wonder it come highly recommend to all fans of weird electronics out there, you know, the 'braindancers'.