Chanson du Ricochet

Bass Clef

Record label
Rudimentary Records
Catalog Number
Release Date
July 6th 2015


B1Chanson du Ricochet

- Two track EP from the ever industrious Bass Clef You never know what influences, styles and genres you will hear when you press play on a Ralph Cumbers' Bass Clef record but with an ever expanding back catalogue and a renowned live show to boot, you know you are in for a treat. Chanson du Ricochet, features two tracks of idiosyncratic electronic shimmers & rattling sub bass on his second release for Belfast based Rudimentary records. A-side, Hummingblurs takes a slow burning ethereal approach in its opening section rising to a snare rattling foundation rumbler at the two minute mark. A track that would be as at home on the headphones as in a set of left field house in the early hours. B-side, Chanson du Ricochet focuses more squarely on the club aesthetic taking the BPMs higher. Like a techno possessed one man band, Chanson glitches and morphs it's way from a four four beat, to broken kick drum patterns, to sub aquatic melodies. Based in London, Bass Clef is a dance artist who criss-crosses boundaries making friends where ever he goes, armed with his trombone, effects, and percussive instruments of choice he is a potent mix of dance(hall) inspirations - 21st Century urban roots music, Caribbean rhythms, pulsating techno, hypnotic brass, machine soul and classic 'hands in the air' rave dynamics which all swirl around the Bass Clef sound-system experience. In the past few years he has also remixed Kasai Allstars, Au Revoir Simone, Brigitte Fontaine, Zun Zun Egui and Grace Jones, and he recently launched a new big band live experience called Bass Clef and The Hackney Memorial Free Jazz Marching Band.