Boom Bip Zig Zaj on 2LP
Boom Bip's Zig Zaj is his first studio album following the 2008 Mercury Music prize nominated Stainless Style, made in collaboration with Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) as Neon Neon. Zig Zaj features guest spots from Alex Kapronos of Franz Ferdinand, Money Mark, Luke Steel (Empire of the Sun, Sleepy Jackson), singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon and Mikey Noyce (Bon Iver, Gayngs).
Zig Zaj breaks new sonic ground while simultaneously underscoring the strengths Boom Bip fans already appreciate, particularly his ear for distinctive timbres and off-kilter rhythms. On "Tum Tum," polychromatic percussion volleys back-and-forth atop a bed of slow-moving keyboard textures. With its menacing bass line, the clattering "Pele" makes a perfect complement to early Public Image Ltd on a mix tape or playlist. Permeated with invigorating fuzz and distorted vocals by Money Mark, "Manabozh" sounds like the theme music for a futuristic blood sport, a disquieting yet muscular melange of triumph and tragedy. Alex Kapronos brings the brooding "Goodbye Lovers and Friends" to life.
In addition to the nucleus of the Boom Bip live band, the participants frequently included Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Eric Gardner (Gnarls Barkley, Charlotte Gainsbourg), Josiah Steinbrick (F-Minus) and members of LA pos-punk group Warpaint.
Boom Bip Zig Zaj Track Listing:
1. All Hands
2. Goodbye Lovers and Friends (ft. Alex Kapranos)
4. Do As I Do (ft. Cate Le Bon)
6. Manabozh (ft. Money Mark)
7. New Order (ft. Luke Steel & Josh Klinghoffter)
10. Mascot and the Moth