Sherpa The Tiger are a brand-new band hailing from Lviv, Ukraine who are here to bring you a disco-tainted krautrock sound that you never knew you needed, but will soon be unable to live without. BSM is pleased to bring you the premiere of their new single ‘Contre-jour’ from their forthcoming album Great Vowel Shift to be released on Fuzz Club Records on 18th May.
With an arsenal of decrepit Soviet synthesisers, the four-piece combine a love of minimalist ambient music and the kosmische grooves that came pumping out of Eastern Europe in the 60s/70s. There are two sides to Sherpa The Tiger, there’s the dancy groove-ridden cuts that channel the funkier repetitions of CAN’s Future Days LP, held together and propelled by a jagged drumbeat that Jaki Liebezeit would surely be proud of. And then there’s the more stripped-back moments, which see cosmic, ambient deconstructions that could easily have found themselves on the score of an 80s crime-thriller set against the neon-lit backdrop of Miami.
The track offers a dangerously catchy beat that takes a bite and won’t let go, if this is a taste of what they can offer then the LP should be an interesting proposition for anyone who likes things a little funky.
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