"A startingly inventive percussive workout"
This three-track EP is an epic introduction to the one-man band that is Chiminyo. A skilled drummer and percussionist, Chiminyo is a vital part of the London music scene as a member of Maisha, Don Kipper and Cykada.
I Am Chiminyo is a departure from the jazz territory and an introduction to his electronic solo project. Each track is performed on live drums, which then trigger synth sounds - no loops or backing tracks. Evocative of drum and bass legends such as LTJ Bukem and echoing the likes of Squarepusher and DJ Shadow, this is the ultimate definition of Chiminyo's sound and style.
I tend to think of Jazz/Ambient/Electronica as more tenously anchored in the world, but Driftglass were one of several engaged & active artists in the 2019 Mercury nominees: their passion and criticism for the behaviour of the government clearly fuelling their creativity Rich Hims