- Release Date 2015-05-25
- Label Tru Thoughts
- Catalog TRUDD140
Intriguingly beautiful haunting. A mercurial sound indeed 8.5/10 DJ Mag
Manu's amazing, an incredible musician in everything he plays Nitin Sawhney (BBC R2)
The whole thing is great, gonna be playing more tracks from that Jamie Cullum (BBC R2)
Drumheart is the second single to be lifted from the celebrated Hang player, drummer and percussionist Manu Delago s Silver Kobalt album, and follows support from i-D, Wax Poetics and DJ Mag, and tastemaker radio play including Nitin Sawhney and Tom Ravenscroft and additional high profile media coverage in the US, Japan and across Europe cementing the widespread appeal of what is a truly experimental brand of pop music, crafted by an artist who counts Bjork, The Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar and Andreya Triana among his fans and collaborators.
Drumheart is a pristine drop of bassy pop that showcases Delago s breadth of influences and deft touch. The ethereal timbre of the Hang vies for prominence with a subtly swelling drum and bass beat for a delicately powerful and propulsive soundscape laced with the haunting, androgynous vocals of Anil Sebastian, a rising star who has also graced the performances of Basement Jaxx and Alt-J. This single release also brings a bonus cut in the shape of Drumheart feat. Anil Sebastian (Copenhagen Version) , an exclusive alternate version of the lead track with the added punch of heavier, live acoustic drums.