Video Game Diaries with Jabu

Previously the group have released music on the likes of Blackest Ever Black and No Corner. However in recent years they have built themselves a home in the form of their own label, do you have peace?

Video Game Diaries with Jabu

Previously the group have released music on the likes of Blackest Ever Black and No Corner. However in recent years they have built themselves a home in the form of their own label, do you have peace?

This month marked the release of a new album from Bristol based experimental group Jabu, a project made up of Amos Childs and vocalists Jasmine Butt and Alex Rendall. Within their music there are nods to the stereotypical legacy of Bristol's greats such as Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead. However, there are also distinct nods to elements of abstract pop, ambient and the weirder fringes of electronica. All together their music is wholeheartedly interesting and refreshing, channeling a very modern approach to sound design and presentation. 

Previously the group have released music on the likes of Blackest Ever Black and No Corner. However in recent years they have built themselves a home in the form of their own label, do you have peace?

We asked them to draw upon some influences and on some of the music which established their fascination with electronic sound design. This lead them down a pathway upon which they were able to reminisce on video games and the sounds within. 

They guide us through their choices below:

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Bomberman Hero Ost - Supplement

When I hear the Bomberman Hero soundtrack it reminds me of sitting in my brother’s room on a weekend with warm sunlight shining in and lighting up all the floating dust.. I really think this soundtrack by June Chikuma got me into jungle and drum and bass.. It’s so perfect! The over compressed sound is perfect for breaks, and her baselines are so good.. It’s not a typical floaty underwater level soundtrack - the level was fast paced with lots of underwater explosions. This game wasn’t as good as Bomberman 64 but my brother and I still listen to the soundtrack loads.. Chikuma is amazing, a release of some of her 80s music came out on Freedom To Spend last year, it’s so immaculate and strange..

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