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ARTIST
TITLE
Rumburak/Red Tuna
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SENDER 075EP SENDER 075EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/7/2008

"Sometimes, the two sides of a single feel almost destined to be together, bound as if by some kind of magnetic pull. That's the case with this masterful new record from Sender founder Benno Blome, marking his fourth solo release for the label after recent collaborations with Jens Bond and Baby Ford. (He's assisted by the vocal talents of Los Angeles' Big Bully, a familiar presence from recordings by Jay Haze, Mikael Stavöstrand and Samim.) It's not so much a question of opposites attracting: with both cuts here suffused in shadow, you could hardly say that this is all about the interplay of light and dark. But the way that A-side and B-side play off each other, this is one of those perfect packages, a match made in club heaven. 'Rumburak' is full to bursting with ideas, but it never loses a laser-guided sense of focus. It opens simply enough with a skuzzy low-end rumble and lots of dainty bleeps and pings, paving the way for sheets of white noise and Big Bully's dark, seductive spoken-word vocals. As the groove builds steam, sci-fi squiggles and a breathy R&B purr tug in opposite directions, stretching the track tight across the vast expanse between man and machine and leaving listeners dangling deliriously in the lurch. All that in under eight minutes -- and then, with a swift decrescendo and a few last, plaintive beeps, it's gone."