BOBBY BOOMERANG “UNCHARTED WATERS” (CUTTERS026)Uncharted Waters is the debut release for antipodean wanderer, Bobby Boomerang, who is more commonly known in his other life as Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford.
Whitford has long held a fondness for the deeper reaches of dance music, having DJed an ecclectic mixture of house and disco and in Melbourne clubs some years before keyboards and guitars cross pollinated to bring Cut Copy into existence. And in some ways his first solo release is a musical homecoming. On ‘Uncharted Waters’ we find this Boomerang returning to it’s place of origin to explore his reinterpretations of balearic house and techno, generated by experiments with his menagerie of vintage drum machines, samplers and keyboards.
'Where Am I?' opens with the tranquil feel of a vacant mediterranean shoreline, shaped by glassy synthesizers and distant vocals, before the mood turns, awakening the dance floor with towering jungle drums, acid blips and techno percussion. On the flipside is the title track ‘Uncharted Waters’, whose skittering woodblock percussion and deep analog sub bass sound leans towards the more melodic productions of Caribou and Four tet.
Uncharted waters is the first of a series of releases for Bobby Boomerang, as this explorer embarks on his next musical journey.
Published: 10th September 2015