Category Archives: Bamboo

Less the revolver, more the mule

Bamboo are back in the pages of 20JFG this week as they’ve got a single out today from their album The Dragon Flies Away.  We posted another track from it last year.  It’s great.  So is Wake Up Your Heart, so we thought we’d post it.

Bamboo – Wake Up Your Heart

Wake Up Your Heart opens with a looped, Japanese inflected melody and is soon joined with a bassline straight from Morricone’s most propulsive Spaghetti scores.  That intersection was obviously already mined in the Kurosawa remakes but here it’s less in the service of fatalistic violence and more in a propulsive journey towards something more enlightening.  Less the revolver, more the mule.

Wake Up Your Heart is out today on Upset the Rhythm, backed with a remix by Nico Marcel of Always Running.  Upset the Rhythm’s release of The Dragon Flies Away (with awesome new artwork) can be pre-ordered here.