Saturday, May 09, 2009

Classic thirty - Popcorn Bubble Fish in for compliments


ALTHOUGH drummer Malcom Catto has worked with a glut of acts including work with Heliocentrics, Herbaliser, DJ Shadow, Madlib, The Keystones and The Soul Destroyers, 2001's Popcorn Bubble Fish is his solitary solo effort.
And more's the pity.
The music here is a fuzzy freeform freakout of farty synth basslines, sparse guitar licks and general noise.
However all of this is second fiddle to the rare showcase of Catto's funky and forceful drumming, which despite him never knowingly hogging the limelight has still made the man the stuff of percussive legend.

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