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With clear inspiration from electro, funk and acidjazz, s.o.t.s. is a rather disturbing soundtrack for an 80'ies horror movie on VHS tape. An alien vehicle in an alien element, creaking and squeaking, as it moves skillfully and patiently towards a distant alien horizon. There is a highly organic sense of motion to the 8 tracks. Sounds that seem to be lurking, most of the time staying invisible, but sometimes surfacing, revealing their nature fully or partially. Reverb drones, tiny crawling insect sounds and micro vocal samples are carried forward by deep jazzy harmonic grooves and über-tight electronic drums. The arrangements are curious, patient and willing to take risks, not necessarily knowing where the tunes will end. Rather than following the zeitgeist, with heavily over-compressed and layered sounddessign, BADUN go with the vibe of 70'ies fusion and jazz, revealing their own human musicality and playfulness. it is actually hard to point out excactly in which realm Badun's music exists. There is a floating overlap between track arrangement, sequenced patterns and morphing sounds.The soundscapes of s.o.t.s. are like elaborate paintings, with detailed foregrounds and blurry distant mist in the far.

 

http://soundcloud.com/badun/badun-s-o-t-s-album-preview

 

http://schematicmusi...m/album/s-o-t-s

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Just out of curiosity, were there three guys playing in the band then or just two? I heard that brian moeller aka vicious spiral used to be a part of badun in the early days. He's made some really psychedelic music in the past but seems to have dropped of the face of the earth now..

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Just out of curiosity, were there three guys playing in the band then or just two? I heard that brian moeller aka vicious spiral used to be a part of badun in the early days. He's made some really psychedelic music in the past but seems to have dropped of the face of the earth now..

Two, if I remember correctly. They were playing a small gig before Squarepusher on his Just A Sourvenir tour back in spring 2009 or something.

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I heard that brian moeller aka vicious spiral used to be a part of badun in the early days.

 

"Danish trio Badun's (Oliver Duckert, Brian Møller, Aske Krammer) self-titled debut album electronically updates the pioneering jazz-fusion of Weather Report and mid-70s Miles Davis. Though there are similarities to the Burnt Friedman-Atom Heart project Flanger, Badun's music is more restless and animated, a pulsating cyber-jazz mix of fretless bass, drums, vibraphone, guitar, electric piano, and electronics. The trio formed the group in 2001 as a vehicle for merging abstract digital sound design and the explorative spirit of ‘70s jazz-fusion but with one strict proviso: all sounds are generated, recorded, and manipulated by the band itself, though liberal post-production re-arranging of the material is allowed.The music's jittery character lends the material an insectoid, obsessive feel—even the quieter pieces remain in constant flux throughout their duration—that does holds one's attention but doesn't camouflage the general lack of indelible melodies or themes. Put simply, Badun sounds less preoccupied with compositional matters than indulging its talent for seemingly-spontaneous improvisational flow. The opener “Turban” establishes the Live-Evil-styled template, as burbling electric pianos coast atop a broiling brew of cymbal splashes and percussive activity, while “Mælkebøtten” serves as a good showcase for Badun's inventive and simultaneously loose and tight drumming style. There's no question that Badun is an accomplished and proficient ambassador for its chosen style though, admittedly, listeners weaned on Mysterious Traveler, Birds of Fire, and Bitches Brew may be less enthralled than those new to the genre."

 

May 2007

 

http://www.textura.o...ves/b/badun.htm

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  • 2 years later...

I haven't listened to Badun much but found this while looking up QY.

 

http://schematicmusiccompany.bandcamp.com/album/s-o-t-s-respace

 

^Defo one of the better remix ep's in a long time. The Frog Pocket, Quinoline Yellow and dgoHn remixes are incredible. Also worth checking are the mixes Badun has put together. They have impeccable taste as we can see from respace :)

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